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Kuwait Speaker says essence of Jerusalem reveals political truth

El Sisi hosts Al-Ghanim affirms desire to boost ties CAIRO, Jan 17, (KUNA): Understanding the very essence of the holy city of Jerusalem is key to political certainty, Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Wednesday. Addressing the “Al-Azhar International Conference to Support Jerusalem”, Al-Ghanim spoke of Kuwait’s tireless …

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US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, Jan 17, (AFP): The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased. The agency provides Palestinian refugees and their …

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Qatar ‘work’ deal eyed for Salvadorians facing US exit

SAN SALVADOR, Jan 17, (Agencies): El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday. Last …

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Kuwait Society for Human Rights bids to resolve labor case

EXEMPTION OF RESIDENCY FINES URGED FOR STRANDED WORKERS KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: “The Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) has been following issues of the 7,386 affected workers in a wellknown company, and recent efforts exerted by KSHR has resulted in resolving some problems of the workers and paying their …

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No to Bitcoin – Fatwas issued against trading with Bitcoin

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Palestine, Kuwait joins the Arab countries which have issued fatwas against trading in the virtual currency Bitcoin, reports Al-Rai daily. A member of the Fatwa Committee in the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Dr Ahmad Al-Hajji …

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Kuwaitis can now ‘enjoy’ skydiving sports at home – Dream comes true

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16, (KUNA): Kuwaiti fans of free skydiving who experienced the sport elsewhere in the world, can now enjoy it at home. The dream has finally come true with the opening of the Kuwait Skydive and Fly center in Al-Khiran, the first specialized one in the country. Stepping …

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Trump thanks Qataris for fight against terror – UAE to file complaint

WASHINGTON, Jan 16, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms,” the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries. In June, Trump had called on Qatar to …

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‘Fatwa’ marks first in Kuwaitization – Expats informed of termination

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: The Fatwa and Legislation Department has become the first government institution to adhere to full Kuwaitization of government with a 100 percent rate, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Head of the Department, Counselor Salah Al-Masa’ad has issued a decision to terminate the services of all legal foreign …

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Kuwait faces difficulties as Iraq rejects gas prices

Difference in gas prices, MoU to be discussed KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: The agreement to supply Kuwait with Iraqi gas is facing difficulties after Iraq rejected the price offered by Kuwait for its gas which took into consideration the compensation owed to it due to the invasion, reports Aljarida daily …

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