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Steps taken to end ‘agony’ of domestics stranded at airport

KUWAIT CITY, June 19: In a humanitarian gesture the Director-General of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Eng. Yousef Al-Fawzan has taken steps to put an end to the ‘agony’ of domestic workers who remain for long hours and even days and months at the airport after arriving in the country, …

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Most ‘govt bodies’ suffer from red tape – Need radical solutions

KUWAIT CITY, June 19: MP Adel Al-Damkhi says most of the ministries and government bodies suffer from bureaucracy and red tapes that obstruct administrational procedures inside the ministries within its departments and external administration relations with other governmental bodies, reports Al-Qabas daily. MP Al-Damkhi lamented that this phenomenon cripples the …

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Kuwait well on way to becoming financial center

‘Drilling of oil wells monopolized by one company’ KUWAIT CITY, June 19, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan said on Tuesday that the country possesses all the attributes needed to ultimately morph into a financial and commercial hub. The minister’s remarks came as he welcomed Eid Al-Fitr …

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US wouldn’t become migrant camp: Trump – ‘Europe made big mistake’

WASHINGTON, June 19, (AFP): President Donald Trump vowed Monday that the United States would not become a “migrant camp,” as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America’s southern border. While top administration officials stood by Trump’s policy of “zero tolerance” towards unauthorized border crossers, …

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256,000 travellers used airport during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays

Air traffic back to normal after unstable weather: DGCA KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): Up to 256,000 passengers have used the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) during Eid Al-Fitr holidays, through 1,700 flights, said Director General of Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Eng Yusuf Al-Fawzan Saturday. Al-Fawzan made the …

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Kuwait marks fifty seventh independence anniversary

11th ruler of Kuwait signed ‘document’ KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): Kuwait will mark on Tuesday the 57th anniversary of ending the British protection and declaring its independence on June 19, 1961. The independence document was signed by the then Amir late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the 11th ruler of …

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Amir performs Eid prayers, receives greetings

KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah performed Eid Al-Fitr prayers at the Grand Mosque early on Friday. His Highness the Amir was accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al- Ghanim and …

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Legal loopholes draw youths to drugs sold in coops, malls

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: About 20 psychotropic substances which are being promoted by drugs dealers and sold over the counter in cooperative societies commercial centers are being abused by youth taking advantage of the legal loophole, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, those who consume these substances cannot be punished …

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Around 700 Filipino domestics repatriated

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: The Home Employment Department upon instructions from the Director-General of the General Department for Residence Affairs facilitated the departure of 700 Filipino domestic workers between May 12, 2018 and just a few days before the Eid-Al-Fitr, reports Al-Anba daily quoting security sources. The daily said, these …

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Yemen ceasefire bid fizzles – UAE says port battle meant to end wider war

SANAA, June 18, (Agencies): UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida. After two days of talks in the capital Sanaa, UN envoy Martin Griffiths was due …

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