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Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal

YANGON, Nov 23, (Agencies): Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fl ed violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, …

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Amir in hospital for check after cold – Speaker, deputy send get well wishes

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22, (KUNA): Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said Wednesday that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has been admitted to hospital for a normal medical checkup after going through a cold. Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim said …

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Kuwait donates USD one million to victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

Finding causes of human trafficking vital: Al-Otaibi NEW YORK, Nov 22, (KUNA): Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of $ one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September. …

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Gas pipeline to pay off war reparations – Iraq donor talks in Kuwait

DUBAI, Nov 22, (Agencies): Iraq has hired Japan’s Toyo Engineering to help build a gas pipeline to Kuwait and a related petrochemical plant as Baghdad looks to reduce flaring and finish paying reparations owed for its 1990 invasion of its neighbour. The project, details of which have not been reported …

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Hariri in Beirut to stay – PM puts resignation on hold

BEIRUT, Nov 22, (Agencies): Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. And in a rousing address before large crowds of supporters gathered outside his Beirut home, he pledged …

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US warns on Saudi travel

DUBAI, Nov 22, (RTRS): The US State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to “consider the risks” when travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen. The warning comes two weeks after US-allied Saudi Arabia said it had …

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No health fee rise to KD 130 prior to 2020 – Affordable family plans eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: Chief Executive Officer of the Health Assurance Hospitals Company — Dhaman, Dr Ahmed Al-Saleh denied rumors circulated on social media alleging health insurance fee will be increased to KD 130 from early next year. Dr Al-Saleh noted it is impossible to increase insurance fee before inaugurating …

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‘Kuwaitis 2nd most intelligent people among Arabs’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: A recent study published by RT Today News Channel indicates Kuwaitis are the second most intelligent people among their Arab counterparts, reports Al-Kuwaitiya daily. The study was co-authored by an English psychologist Professor Emeritus Richard Lynn and Finnish Professor Tatu Vanhanen who believe there is a …

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Iraq no springboard for attack – Donor talks set

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21, (KUNA): Iraqi President Fuad Masum emphasized Monday that his country would not be a launch pad for any military action in the region. Iraq would not be a part or even a place for any confrontation in the region, the Iraqi president said in statements to …

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Cyber attack targets Saudi

RIYADH, Nov 21, (AFP): Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did not comment on the …

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