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Fire at Al-Ahmadi refinery

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said on Thursday that fire broke out at a gasoline unit at Al-Ahmadi refinery. Bassem Al-Issa, the deputy chief executive officer and the company spokesman, said in a statement that rapid precautions were taken immediately when the fire flared up at 03:08 pm (local time). …

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Duterte orders total lifting of ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday has ordered the total lifting of the deployment ban of workers to Kuwait upon the recommendation of Presidential Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tonight instructed Secretary Silvestre Bello to totally lift the ban on deployment of …

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Amir hails Iraq poll – Iran allies round on surprise winner

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Tuesday to congratulate them on parliamentary elections’ success. His Highness the Amir said the democratic practice and high spirits of the Iraqi …

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‘KD 877,000 total pay of 151 expat employees’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Finance Minister Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said the salaries of 151 expatriate employees in the ministry total KD 877,000 annually, reports Al- Seyassah daily. In response to the question of MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, the minister revealed that 12 of these employees are receiving a salary of …

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Kuwait to draft resolution on Palestinian protection – US blocked Kuwait ‘statement’ bid

UNITED NATIONS, May 16, (Agencies): The UN’s Middle East envoy said there was no justifying the killings of more than 50 Palestinians by Israeli fire at the Gaza border, and several Security Council members called for an independent investigation, but the council had no unified message Tuesday as the US …

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Facebook shut 583 mln fake accounts

US Justice, FBI probe Cambridge Analytica: report PARIS, May 16, (AFP): Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for …

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Kuwait expected to delay VAT to 2021

DUBAI, May 15, (RTRS): Kuwait will not implement value-added tax before 2021 but will push ahead with introducing excise tax, Parliament’s budget committee said in a statement posted on the Assembly’s website on Tuesday. “The committee said implementation of value-added tax in Kuwait will be postponed until 2021, and that …

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Ramadan on Thursday

KUWAIT CITY, May 15, (KUNA): Kuwait’s crescent sighting authority announced on Tuesday that the crescent moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan did not appear this night. The authority added that the last day of Shaban will end tomorrow (Wednesday), and as a result the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 …

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Manila announces partial lifting of ban – Ban on household works stays in effect

KUWAIT CITY, May 15: “We are now preparing everything and we will be ready to accept and process new job orders of skilled and semi-skilled workers as soon as we receive the written order from the home office in Manila,” disclosed Philippine Labour Attache to Kuwait Rustico Dela Fuente on …

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Jail-term, fines hiked in Traffic Law amendment

We seek to protect public: MPs KUWAIT CITY, May 15: Five MPs Mubarak Al- Hajraf, Abdullah Fahad, Faraj Al-Arbeed, Usama Al-Shaheen and Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie have submitted a bill to amend some provisions of Law No. 76/1976 of the Traffic Law, giving it urgency, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the proposed …

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