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More pro-Assad forces in Afrin – Fear, outrage over bloodshed in Syria enclave

BEIRUT/ANKARA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Their arrival raises the spectre of wider escalation on Syria’s northern battlefront, which includes the Syrian army, allied Iran-linked militias, Kurdish forces, …

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SKILLED SEEK EXEMPTION … PHILIPPINES ENVOY CONFIRMS RECALLS – 610 on mercy flights

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20:  Six hundred ten undocumented Filipinos including 43 undocumented Filipino kids were repatriated to the Philippines on Tuesday under the Kuwait Amnesty Program. The repatriates were split into two groups and flown on two separate “mercy flights” – 430 on board the Cebu Pacific Air and 180 …

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Decision soon to prevent expats owning more cars

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al- Shuwea said a decision will soon be issued to prevent expatriates from owning more than one vehicle. He pointed out the General Traffic Department has recently discovered that some expatriates own between 60 …

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Air fares shoot up before National Day holidays

‘Kuwait’s national events reflect enduring tradition’ KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait’s national celebrations have come to epitomize the gaiety of such festive occasions, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah made the remarks while presiding over a meeting to ensure that security measures are …

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3,600 bottles of foreign liquor seized

 KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Customs officers at Shuwaikh Port succeeded in foiling an attempt to smuggle 3,600 bottles of imported “Red Label” liquor and 60,000 packs of betel leaves (paan) into the country. The contraband was hidden professionally in an almostundiscoverable manner inside several Central Processing Unit (CPU) cases …

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Kuwait forum attracts entrepreneurs from Belgium to ‘build partnerships’

Planned vision 2035 very convincing: Marliere BRUSSELS, Feb 20, (KUNA): A number of Belgian entrepreneurs and financial experts have expressed their keen interest to forge links with Kuwaiti companies to promote bilateral economic and financial cooperation after they participated in a Kuwait Economic Forum here on Tuesday. “When you come …

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Trudeau gets cold shoulder treatment from Indian govt

NEW DELHI, Feb 20, (Agencies): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India’s corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders. Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, attended by leaders from the Tata …

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DEAL REACHED TO NORMALIZE HIRING – Kuwait invites Duterte to visit

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): Kuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered …

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Interpol seeks suspect couple in murder

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): The Lebanese Interpol upon a request from its Kuwaiti counterpart is looking for the alleged murderers of Filipino domestic worker Joanna Daniela Demafelis, reports Al-Anba daily. The Lebanese man Nader Issam Assaf and his Syrian wife Mona Hassoun are accused of murdering the Filipina and …

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Pledge to hunt bachelors – Residential homes survey vowed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud has affirmed that the governorate will leave no stone unturned in fighting the problem of bachelors residing in private residential areas. He stressed that it is not allowed for bachelors to stay in private houses, disclosing about a comprehensive survey that …

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