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Money supply dips 0.1% in July

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10, (KUNA): The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) showed Monday that the broad money supply (M2) declined by 0.1 percent last July compared with last June, recording KD 38.3 billion (about $125 billion). The private sector’s deposits with local banks in Kuwaiti dinars dropped by 0.3 percent …

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7 wounded in Paris knife attack

PARIS, Sept 10, (AFP): A man wielding a knife and an iron bar injured seven people, including three tourists, in Paris, in an attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant. Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man, …

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PM struggles to defuse Basra anger

Baghdad accused of failing to redistribute oil wealth BASRA, Iraq, Sept 10, (Agencies): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tried to ease tensions in the country’s oil-rich south with a visit Monday to Basra, rocked by deadly protests over alleged corruption and government neglect. After 12 demonstrators were killed and many …

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Cabinet extends congratulations to all on the advent of new Hijri year

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9, (KUNA): The Cabinet held its weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Sunday under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah. After the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh’s announcement came on …

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Top brass changes expected – AC crisis in schools

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Ministry of Education has disclosed about a comprehensive “alertness” in all six educational zones with the opening of all schools on Sunday, especially with the kickoff of the new academic year for high school students, reports Al- Rai daily. Meanwhile, parliamentary sources say they are expecting …

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Prices of pharmaceuticals down by 5-86%, says health minister

Drug pricing panel finalizes 4-stage survey KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9, (KUNA): Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al- Sabah said the drug pricing committee of his ministry finalized a four-stage survey of the new prices of pharmaceuticals. Under the survey, the prices of 3,126 pharmaceuticals were brought down by 5-86 …

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Fear of AC breakdowns worries some institutions

‘Crisis management department needs time’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Even though the Cabinet has approved the formation of a department for the management, follow-up and control of crisis and for taking relevant decisions, the official declaration of such a department will require time, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. They explained …

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Russian, regime air strikes resume on Idlib

US lacks leverage to stop assault on rebel bastion AMMAN, Sept 9, (Agencies): Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama on Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the rebels’ last major stronghold after a Russian- Iranian-Turkish summit failed to agree …

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67% of Kuwaitis work out less than 75 minutes per week

Uganda world’s most active country KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: Kuwaitis ranked last in terms of the level of activity and topped the list of the laziest among all the world’s population. The percentage of those classified as ‘lazy’ Kuwaitis is 67, the highest among the countries covered by the World …

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Kuwait marks 4th ’versary of UN honoring of HH the Amir

‘This is a great humanitarian day’ NEW YORK, Sept 8, (KUNA): Kuwait will celebrate on Sunday the fourth anniversary of the UN honoring and proclamation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah as a “Humanitarian Leader” and of Kuwait as a “Center of Humanitarian Action”. The …

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