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US details new sanctions against Iran

Trump ‘disgraced’ US prestige: Khamenei WASHINGTON, Nov 3, (Agencies): The United States will add 700 individuals and entities to its Iran blacklist and push the SWIFT global banking network to cut Tehran off when it reimposes sanctions Monday in a “maximum pressure” effort to cripple the country’s economy. US officials …

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Cash collection ‘suspended’ at health insurance service center in Jabriya area

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The company in charge of providing health insurance service to expatriates announced a few days ago that it has suspended the collection of cash when applying for health insurance at the service center located in Jabriya area until Knet devices are installed based on coordination between …

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Arrest ordered of 2,900 Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Egyptian expats in Kuwait

3 fictitious firms caught selling visas between KD 1,500 and KD 3,000 per visa KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: In one of the most serious cases in Kuwait’s history over the past few years, related to trafficking in persons, security sources said the Ministry of the Interior has issued orders to …

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Most powerful passport in the world Kuwait ranks 46th, UAE ranks 4th

DUBAI: The UAE has been ranked as having the fourth most powerful passport in the world, according to the global ranking on Passport Index, reports Gulf Business. The Passport Index, run by Arton Capital, collects, displays and ranks the passports from around the world. The ranking uses a three-tier method …

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Amir emphasized sound democracy

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s speech to the third regular session of the 15th legislative term of the National Assembly was comprehensive and directive, and called for practicing sound democracy, Minister of Information Mohamad Al-Jaberi said on Wednesday. Al-Jabri, also Minister of …

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Plane ‘black box’ recovered – Video shows panicked passengers

JAKARTA, Nov 1, (Agencies): A black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, authorities said Thursday, a find that could be critical to establishing why a brand new jet plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take-off, killing 189 people on board. Divers plucked the orange data …

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Kuwait FM hosts Indian counterpart

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah on Wednesday met visiting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. During the meeting, they discussed distinguished bilateral relations and ways of promoting and developing them in all fields, along with existing cooperation …

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Indian Govt to take steps to punish fake recruiting agencies – India’s FM

Swaraj praises Indo-kuwait relations KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: India’s visiting External Affairs Minister met with His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Bayan Palace today. During the meeting Smt Sushma Swaraj exchanged views on furthering cooperation on various issues between India and Kuwait. Later …

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Kuwait inches up in ease of business – Improves in 3 indicators

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: The 2019 Doing Business Report, released Wednesday by the World Bank Group (WBG), notes that Kuwait’s ease of doing business score improved during the past year from 61.4 to 62.2. The improvement was driven by Kuwait’s improved score in Starting a Business and Protecting Minority Investor. …

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Two expats to be deported for stealing, selling confidential records

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Two expatriates have been referred for deportation after they were convicted of selling citizens’ data, reports Al-Rai daily. According to informed sources, the suspects collected the data using a number of programs and applications. They then placed an advertisement on a sales platform to sell the …

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