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Mosquito problem due to stagnant water in the Sabah Al-Ahmed City – ‘Condition worsening’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: As a result of negligence by the state authority responsible for dealing with the stagnant water present in Sabah Al- Ahmed City close to Area E, the rate of mosquitoes in the area has been increasing despite efforts exerted by Ministry of Health by spraying insect …

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Butchers operating without licence will be deported: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: An agreement has been reached between the Interior Ministry and the Kuwait Municipality to deport what they called ‘street’ butchers, reports Annahar daily. Faisal Al-Osaimi, acting public relations supervisor said the Kuwait Municipality is in a state of full alert to ensure orderly celebration of the …

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Pilgrims head to Mina for ‘Yawm At Tarwiyah’

MINA, Aug 19, (Agencies): Pilgrims headed to Mina on Sunday to perform the rituals of the first day of Hajj called “Yawm At Tarwiyah”, meaning the day of quenching thirst before heading to Mount Arafat on Monday. The pilgrims would stay in Mina until sunrise, where they start heading to …

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More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

THRISSUR, India, Aug 19, (Agencies): Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state’s worst floods for a …

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US Action Group ‘plots overthrow’

Tehran seeks solutions to oil sales, revenue transfers LONDON, Aug 19, (Agencies): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the US State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a …

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‘Departure of expats have no negative impact on real estate market’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: A number of real estate experts affirmed that the recent departure of a large number of expatriates from the country did not negatively impact the real estate market, clarifying that the inflation witnessed in 2014 is the main reason behind the collapse of the sector, reports …

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KD 41m collected through expats health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Forty-one million dinars have been collected from the expatriates in the form of health fees over the past four months, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Kuwait Ministry of Health sources. The sources pointed the fees for health services collected in cash from April 1 to July 31, …

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MoCI, Municipality intensify campaigns on sheep markets

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Kuwait Municipality, along with the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, have launched inspection campaigns on sheep markets in various areas to ensure compliance of traders with the approved prices, regulations and conditions, reports Al-Seyassah daily. During a campaign at …

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Kuwait current account surplus reaches highest in 3 years

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Kuwait’s current account reached its highest surplus in three years in Q1 2018, standing at $5.58 billion, or 17 percent of quarterly GDP, according to a new report from the Central Bank of Kuwait. According to the report, an increasing trade surplus and higher oil prices …

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Saudi Arabia prepares for Hajj pilgrimage

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 18, (Agencies): Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam’s holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Makkah ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage. “This is the first time …

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