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Iran parliament nod for Jerusalem-Palestine bill

TEHRAN, Dec 27, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers, with 198 votes in favor and one abstained, approved Wednesday the outlines of a bill to support Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Law tasks the Presiding Board of the Parliament to “deepen and broaden …

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Leaders must use care on social media: Obama

Former president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside. Obama did not, however, directly mention …

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MPs hail Amir for Gulf unity efforts – ‘Reform vital’

KUWAIT BACKS POLITICAL SOLUTION TO YEMEN CRISIS KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday praised His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his keenness to hold the Gulf Summit as scheduled and hosting the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup, stressing this refl ects his …

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Nobel for Amir, urges Al-Wasat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26, (KUNA): Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Wasat has called for nominating His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for the Nobel Prize for Peace. The paper on Tuesday announced choosing His Highness the Amir “Man of the Year”, as a “Man of Peace”. In a special supplement, …

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Baghdad pins high hopes on donors’ confab due in Kuwait ’18: Al-Jubouri

BAGHDAD, Dec 26, (KUNA): The Iraqi people are pinning high hopes on the international donors’ conference to be hosted by the State of Kuwait early next year, Saleem al- Jubouri, Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament, said on Monday. Al-Jubouri made the statement while receiving Kuwait’s Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al- Zamanan, …

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Macron tightens screws on migrants – Policy taints ‘human touch’

PARIS, Dec 26, (AP): It’s getting colder and colder, the clock is ticking and regional authorities are scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron’s deadline: get migrants off France’s streets and out of forest hideouts by year’s end. That won’t likely happen, and Macron’s government is now tightening the screws: ramping …

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FMs agree to tackle ‘terrorism’

China, Pak may include Afghanistan in $57b economic corridor BEIJING, Dec 26, (Agencies): Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Beijing on Tuesday where they agreed to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism tied to China’s vast western Xinjiang region. The first trilateral meeting of foreign ministers …

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Decision to stop appointing expats in public sector being implemented

Info refers some Twitter users to Public Prosecution KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: The government continues to implement the decision to ban the appointment of expatriates in the government sector according to instructions of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Anba quoting reliable sources. The sources said, there are no exceptions …

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No off & long hours, life is miserable: waste collectors

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: Amid foul smell and piledup garbage, the street cleaners and garbage collectors have to work 12 hours a day throughout the week without a dayoff. The only day-off they get is when they become seriously sick. A day-off due to any other kind of sickness that …

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Portal to facilitate immediate registering, lifting of travel ban

Awqaf reinstates full allowances for all employees KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fahad Al-Afasi announced that the ministry has launched several new electronic services for the public including the immediate registering and lifting of travel bans electronically at the border checkpoints, …

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