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3,048 bottles liquor seized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Customs authorities at the Shuwaikh Port recovered around 3,048 bottles of foreign liquor stashed in a container which had been lying there since 90 days, says Al-Seyassah daily. Manager of the Search and Complaints Department said that the container was taken into control for search after …

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Saudis cooperating: Erdogan – IMF postpones Saudi stop

ISTANBUL, Oct 17, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had made clear in talks in Ankara that Saudi officials were cooperating with Turkey’s investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “He made clear that the Saudis had cooperated with the investigation …

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Domestic workers should be referred for medical test on return to Kuwait from vacation

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The General Department for Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has called on employers of domestic workers to refer their employees for medical examination after they return from vacation for fear they may be carriers of contagious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS and TB, reports …

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Panel plans to cut no of expats to 10% in public sector

Committee set to put finishing touches KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: In its efforts to limit the rate of expatriates in public sector to 10 percent of the entire workforce, which would be restricted to the medical and educational professions, the Parliamentary Committee on Replacement and Employment will meet soon to …

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Many arrested as MoI dept raids domestic labour offices in Jahra

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The Domestic Workers Department in the Residency Affairs General Directorate at the Ministry of Interior conducted a series of inspection campaigns targeting domestic labor offices in Jahra Governorate, resulting in the arrest of several individuals who committed violations while some offices were found to be providing …

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UAE charges British student with ‘spying’

DUBAI, Oct 16, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the …

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Riyadh agrees need for investigation

NO-SHOW BLACKROCK NOT TO CUT TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 16, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh may acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation. …

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Swedish company will check accreditation of expat engineers – More than 15,000 Indian engineers now face scrutiny

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) has come to terms with a Swedish company according to which the company will check on the accreditation of expatriate engineers working in Kuwait’s labor market, reports Al-Rai daily. “The company has long been working in the Gulf labor market …

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Anyone who ‘disrespects’ Kuwait to be legally pursued: Deputy FM

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (KUNA): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah affirmed on Monday that the Foreign Ministry will not hesitate to legally pursue anyone who disrespects the State of Kuwait and its figures. Speaking to KUNA regarding the path that Kuwait will take in pursuing those who disrespect the country …

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Air traffic normal at airport despite sandstorm

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Despite the abnormal weather condition as a result of a sudden sandstorm, aviation at Kuwait International Airport continued as usual, said the Kuwait General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday. DGCA’s Deputy Director for Aviation Services Khaled Al-Shuaibi told KUNA that as the weather continues …

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