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Cabinet expected to submit resignation Monday

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: MP Faisal Al-Kandari said he went to the Speaker’s office on Thursday to present his interpellation against the oil minister, but the Speaker informed him that there was no need for that because the government will not attend the next session. Al-Kandari said, “We all know …

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Kuwait ranks 83rd in women, peace, security index ’17/18

Women’s progress shows big gaps KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 83rd out of 153 countries in the Women, Peace and Security Index 2017/18 released Thursday. On the ranking of other GCC countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed on the 42nd spot, Bahrain ranked 63rd and Qatar ranked …

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US House ‘approves’ Iran, Hezbollah sanctions

Israel would use force to prevent N-Iran WASHINGTON, Oct 26, (Agencies): The House has approved bipartisan legislation to slap new sanctions on Iran for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles without derailing the 2015 international nuclear accord that President Donald Trump has threatened to unravel. The bill passed Thursday 423-2. …

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‘No future’ for Assad and his family in Syria

GENEVA, Oct 26, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria’s government, insisting “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.” Tillerson made the comments after what he called a “fruitful” discussion with UN Syria …

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Tehran in bid to drive wedge in US, Iraq ties

ANKARA, Oct 26, (Agencies): Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Iraq’s US-backed prime minister on Thursday that he should not rely on the United States in the fight against Islamic State, seeking to drive a wedge between Washington and one of its close allies. “Unity was the most important …

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Speaker sees no ‘dissolution’ – Panels elected

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has confirmed there is no plan to dissolve the legislature and the government will not attend the session slated for the end of this month, stressing at the same time the need to face the external challenges that HH the Amir …

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Kuwait ranks 2nd among GCC in Passport Index ’17 – Singapore tops the list worldwide

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 49th in the world and second among the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) in the Passport Index 2017. According to the index, those holding Kuwaiti passports are allowed to travel to 85 countries visa free or visa upon arrival. Meanwhile, Singapore topped the list …

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New screening to US-bound passengers

US resumes refugee admissions … 11 countries blocked DUBAI, UAE, Oct 25, (Agencies): Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on US-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday. Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa …

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Tillerson to highlight US strategy – Terror dominates talks

NEW DELHI, Oct 25, (Agencies): Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as the US official highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed …

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