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‘Block’ on seized vehicles not removed since two months

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: A number of individuals complained at Capital Traffic Department that blocks are being released only in the Capital Traffic Department even though there are investigation sections for violations in all traffic departments in other governorates and there are police officers of ranks “Colonel” and “Lieutenant Colonel” working …

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Sharp increase seen in Kuwaiti deposits in Iranian banks

Move tied to about 20 pc interest rate compared to that offered by local banks KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: There has been a sharp increase in Kuwaiti deposits at Iranian banks lately due to low interest rates offered by Kuwaiti banks compared to those of their Iranian counterparts, reports Al-Qabas …

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Fear as Iran currency dives

LONDON, Aug 1, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday. It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to …

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5 soldiers at Camp Arifjan found recently infected with salmonella

‘Inspection and assessments ongoing’ KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Five soldiers at Camp Arifjan were found to be infected with salmonella recently, reports armytimes.com. Some of the staff assigned at the base, which is considered home for about 14,700 military, civilian and contract personnel, exhibited food poisoning symptoms from July 15- …

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Withdraw private doctors from overseas panels: MP

Plan to verify workers credentials KUWAIT CITY, July 31: In a bid to stop what he described as ‘manipulations’ in committees in charge of decisions regarding overseas treatment, MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei submitted a proposal to prohibit doctors engaged in private practice from being members of these committees. He explained some …

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MoH stops sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany

KUWAIT CITY, July 31: The Ministry of Health has stopped sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the ministry has instructed all committees in charge of overseas treatment, hospitals and centers to stop the issuance of any recommendation for treatment in Germany. Sources clarified that …

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MoI to deport 500 illegals, criminals held in Jleeb raid

‘86,000 fail to make use of amnesty, still in country’   KUWAIT CITY, July 31: The Ministry of Interior has started taking measures to address the issue of 86,000 expatriates who violated the Residency Law and remained in the country despite the grace period granted to them to either leave …

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Iran wary of US talks offer

Up to Europe to save N-deal: Rouhani TEHRAN, Iran, July 31, (Agencies): Iran reacted skeptically Tuesday to President Donald Trump saying that he’s willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart “anytime,” but top officials did not reject a sit-down out of hand. Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, a senior cleric and …

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School degrees in doubt at every level – Corruption deep

MP WARNS ON LOSS OF CONFIDENCE IN EDUCATION SYSTEM KUWAIT CITY, July 30: The Kuwaiti educational system has been under fire over the last months as MPs have been focusing on the issue for a long time, but recent developments including cases of fraudulent credentials set MPs on a war …

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MPs react to attack on inspectors from Municipality by some expats

Call to address lopsided population structure KUWAIT CITY, July 30: A number of MPs reacted to news about the attack on Kuwait Municipality inspectors by some expatriates who used sharp objects and cleavers — thereby, reiterating the call to address the lopsided population structure issue through the deportation of expatriate …

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