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MPs query concerns on cars, colons – ‘Traffic’ urged to review decision

SURGE IN IMPOUNDS RAISES IRE AMONG LEGISLATORS KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has presented questions to acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah about the law on impounding vehicles. He said the Ministry of Interior had earlier decided to amend some provisions of Decree No. 81/1976 on the …

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Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Inadequate supply of onions in the market is causing the recent hike in prices of the commodity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Fruits and Vegetable market. He noted the issue is partly to do with import of large quantities of onions that were declared …

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Public outrage as hundreds of cars seized in new traffic law

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Implementation of the decision taken by the Ministry of Interior to include three traffic violations in the list of regulations that sanction impounding of vehicles has started. The three violations include: using mobile phone while driving, parking on pavements and pedestrian crossings, and driving without seat …

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Aid slow to reach Iranians – Quake survivors plead for help

KOUIK, Iran, Nov 15, (Agencies): Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border. The government ordered rescuers to keep searching for people trapped under the rubble following …

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Mugabe power slips as military ‘steps in’ – ‘No takeover of govt’

HARARE, Nov 15, (AFP): Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” allied to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the …

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AMIR, ERDOGAN HOLD TALKS … MILITARY CHIEFS EYE COOPERATION

Direct investment among multiple deals – Sides review regional, international developments KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Tuesday visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his accompanying delegation. The two leaders held official talks, which included senior cabinet …

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Massive fraud discovered in gold jewelry items in market

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry inspectors have discovered fraud of 3.940 kgs of gold valued at KD 50,000 ($165,000) at a gold store in Al-Rai district. The case was later referred to prosecution. The Ministry added in a statement Tuesday that the forged items were …

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Sovereign fund up amid turmoil – ‘Due process’

DUBAI, Nov 14, (RTRS): As Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge sends the shares of some if its companies into a tailspin, the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund has gained in value. Last week the market value of the Public Investment Fund’s portfolio of Saudi equities jumped by almost $3 billion, Reuters calculations …

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Kirkuk oil bound for Iran – Guards oversee Iraq investment

BAGHDAD/LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take control of oil exports from the region’s giant Kirkuk field, with the first deliveries expected within days, officials and trading sources said. In the weeks since September’s failed Kurdish independence …

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Qatar set for long boycott

DOHA, Nov 14, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Tuesday that Arab states that had imposed sanctions on his country in June over allegations of supporting terrorism were not interested in a solution to the crisis. Speaking to members of the Gulf Arab state’s Shoura Council, …

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