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Police on high alert to curb violence, maintain security – Contact hotline No. 112

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: A comprehensive plan for enhancing security in commercial markets, malls and entertainment centers has been implemented in consideration of the summer vacations during which many Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates visit these places. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the Public Relations and Security …

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Plastic surgery without permit – Female doctor nabbed

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: A tripartite committee whose members are from the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and ministries of Interior and Commerce, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, arrested a female doctor for conducting plastic surgery in a private clinic without obtaining a license from the Health Licenses Department, …

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7 executed in Saudi Arabia for murder and drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. …

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80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wasta’ necessary to secure jobs

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, showing that about 80 percent of Kuwaitis believe the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) is necessary to secure jobs — the third highest after Lebanon and …

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Massive buildings that cost govt millions of dinar left in ‘disuse’

Warnings against wastage unheeded KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Amid warnings against wastage and the belt-tightening policy, several massive buildings that cost the government millions of dinars are deserted without internal or external activities. Those buildings are still waiting for employees and visitors to open their doors before they become dilapidated …

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Cabinet assigns economic panel to implement deals signed with China

Probe demanded into suspicion of graft in tenders KUWAIT CITY, July 16, (KUNA): The Cabinet Monday assigned its Economic Committee to implement recent agreements signed with China without delay, while urging private sector to make use of positive opportunities of these deals. The Cabinet, chaired by Acting Prime Minister and …

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Kuwaiti gets death sentence for shooting & killing bedoun

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The Criminal Court sentenced a Kuwaiti man to death for gunning down a Bedoun man in Sulaibiya area. He is said to have fled the scene after the cruel act but security operatives succeeded in apprehending him in no time. The Criminal Investigation Department at Criminal …

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Deliberate move to eradicate Islam in China feared

Profound change in China’s ‘Little Makkah’ LINXIA, China, July 16, (AFP): Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Makkah”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they …

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Trump, Putin differ on Iran

HELSINKI, July 16, (Agencies): The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel’s security, US President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We both spoke with Bibi (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) and they would like to do certain things with …

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Dozens wounded in southern Iraq – MoI dismisses violence video

GOVERNMENT TO BRIEF MPs; KUWAIT READY TO ASSIST: AMIR KUWAIT CITY/BASRA, Iraq, July 15: Dozens of demonstrators were wounded in southern Iraq Sunday in clashes with police as protests over unemployment and a lack of basic services entered a second week, officials said. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has announced …

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