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Kuwaitization panel to chart course – No law needed to introduce VAT: MP

EXPAT HIRES IN GOVERNMENT SECTOR RAISE IRE KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Member of the Kuwaitization and Employment Committee of the National Assembly, MP Khalil Al-Saleh revealed the committee will meet next Monday to chalk out its future strategy. He said the nod from the Parliament to his request to form …

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Amir graces 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated Friday the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup, at Jaber International Stadium. His Highness the Amir arrived at the stadium earlier and was received by Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, who …

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UK passports will return to blue

Britain will return to blue passports after leaving the European Union in 2019, “to restore our national identity”, the government announced Friday. The kingdom will phase out the current burgundy-coloured travel document — commonly adopted by EU member states — following Brexit. “The UK passport is an expression of our …

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Christians wary on holidays

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA, Dec 23, (RTRS): Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began. Majority-Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle …

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Iraq militias man border

BAGHDAD, Dec 23, (Agencies): Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday. There was no immediate word on who opened fire from Syrian territory, …

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HH Amir attends Gulf Cup inauguration ceremony

Kuwait confident of victory against Saudi Arabia KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will patronize and attend the opening ceremony for the 23rd Gulf Cup for football on Friday at 5:15 pm at Jaber International Stadium. The head coach of Kuwait soccer …

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Kuwait joins 128 in favor of resolution – US threats seen boosting abstentions to 35

U.N. ASSEMBLY VOTES AGAINST U.S. JERUSALEM SHIFT UNITED NATIONS, Dec 21, (Agencies): More than 120 countries including the State of Kuwait defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as …

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‘Kuwait weakest among Gulf countries in terms of economic performance’

‘Every adopted developmental plan a failure’ KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Economic expert Jassem Al-Sa’adoun indicated that Kuwait is the weakest among the Gulf countries in terms of economic performance due to lack of public management of its affairs, reports Al-Qabas daily. He explained that the rate of growth of Kuwait …

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General Traffic Department ‘summons’ motorists for committing traffic violations

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: In affirmation to the report published several days ago about Ministry of Interior’s return to impounding vehicles, temporarily confiscating licenses and punishing expatriates with a block on all their transactions, a security source revealed that the General Traffic Department has started summoning motorists who committed major …

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