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20th century’s ‘Kuwait to Makkah’ … A journey of faith through history

Pilgrims paid 150 rupees to caravan owner  KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16, (KUNA): Until the mid- 1920s, pilgrims hopped on camels and braved a hard journey from Kuwait to Makkah that lasted at least three months. Most of the Kuwaiti pilgrimage expeditions, with hundreds of camels, were headed to Madinah …

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Jealous Pakistani husband stabs his wife nine times

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16: Police have arrested an unidentified Pakistani for stabbing his wife nine times, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the incident happened due to jealousy. The daily quoting a security source said, the wife has been admitted to the intensive unit of a hospital in critical condition. …

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Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage in limbo

Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline. As the stalemate continues, Canada is reaching …

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Saudi forces arrest armed ‘extremist’ after gunfight

RIYADH, Aug 16, (Agencies): Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed “extremist” after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom’s conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday. The man had embraced the Islamic State group’s “ideology” and was found to be in possession of a …

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Key German firms quit Iran – Iraq tourism squeezed

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom are ending projects in Iran after Washington imposed new sanctions against Tehran and said firms doing business with Iran would be barred from doing business with the United States. New US sanctions against Iran took effect last week …

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58,164 expired work permits cancelled – Stayed outside Kuwait for more then 6 mnts

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), in line with the governmental procedures for organizing the labor market and calculating the number of residency violators, has cancelled about 58,164 work permits that were recorded under PAM as expired because the residence permits of those individuals had expired when …

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MP forwards questions to minister over flight delays

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: MP Khalid Mohammad Al–Otaibi has forwarded questions to State Minister for Housing and Services Affairs Jenan Bushahri regarding delayed flights in and outside the country which resulted in the suffering of many Kuwaitis. He pointed out this is a recurring problem and several people have filed …

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Kuwait Airways transports 4,654 pilgrims to Makkah

Kuwaiti team in completes inspection of pilgrimage campaigns JEDDAH, Aug 15, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways has transported 4,654 pilgrims from Kuwait through 16 flights to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Madinah and King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the regional director of (GCC) in Kuwait Airways said Wednesday. The …

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Indian Embassy marks Independence Day

Envoy begins ceremony by garlanding statue of Mahatma Gandhi KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: Thousands of Indians from all walks of life gathered at the Indian Embassy early morning on Aug 15 to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day. The ceremony began with the Indian Ambassador His Excellency K. Jeeva Sagar …

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Saudia glitch hits pilgrims

RIYADH, Aug 15, (AFP): Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the Kingdom prepares to host the annual Hajj pilgrimage. “Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) informs its valued guests about flight delays across the network due to an unforseen system issue,” the state-owned carrier …

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