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Kuwaiti scientists study ‘minimizing’ climate adverse impact on agriculture

VIENNA, Oct 11, (KUNA): Kuwaiti researchers have taken part in scientific projects in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria, focusing on methods to develop agriculture in Kuwait despite climatic challenges Dr Habiba Al-Mnai’ from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) indicated in an interview with Kuwait …

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Sudden inspections to be held in private schools

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: General Department for Private Education at Ministry of Education is planning to form an educational committee to conduct sudden inspections in private schools and take legal actions against the violating schools, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an educational source. He explained that the committee members include employees …

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Cop-attacker escapes punishment

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: The Court of Appeals presided over by Chief Judge Nasser Salem Al-Heid cancelled the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to three-year imprisonment with hard labor based on allegations of attacking a police officer, the video clip of which went viral …

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IRAN STRUGGLING WITH RISING INFLATION, UNSTABLE CURRENCY

Fix it, Khamenei tells officials on crisis – Sanctions distort Iran economy DUBAI, Oct 11, (RTRS): Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered officials to urgently find solutions to ease an economic crisis spurred by the re-imposition of US sanctions, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday. Washington …

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Ex-US energy head halts Saudi project

WASHINGTON, Oct 11, (RTRS): Former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Wednesday he has suspended his role on the board of Saudi Arabia’s planned mega city NEOM until more is known about the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Oct 2 after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey. US …

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‘Maids, drivers need new medical checkup upon return from abroad’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Residency Affairs has demanded citizens and residents to make new medical checkup to their domestic workers as soon as they returned from abroad. The Directorate identified workers from over 30 nationalities as being affected by the new regulation. …

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1,400 engineers holding fake engineering degrees: KSE

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Head of Kuwait Engineers Society (KES) Engineer Faisal Al-Atl stated in a recent interview that nearly 1,400 fake engineering certificate holders have been discovered, Annahar daily. He said the above-stated figure was detected when government officially assigned KES to review and accredit the certificates of expatriate …

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MoH inspecting health facilities, stores to check drugs expiration

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) started inspection campaigns of government and private health facilities to check expiration of medicine and cosmetic materials, in order to make sure they were safe for human beings, an MoH official said Tuesday. The campaigns are in line with Minister …

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Airport employees, director and supervisors caught red handed smoking inside the airport terminal

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: The Environmental Police officers have issued citations against a number of airport employees including a director and supervisors for violating the environment law, reports Al-Rai daily. This happened during a surprise visit paid by Environment Police officers on Tuesday to the Kuwait International Airport after receiving …

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‘Anti-halal’ crackdown in Xinjiang – China

China revises anti-terror rules BEIJING, Oct 10, (Agencies): Anti-terror efforts in controversial “reeducation centres” in China’s Xinjiang region will be governed by new standardised rules, as international criticism mounts over the detention of as many one million in the restive far west. The revised rules, passed Tuesday, call on local …

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