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Experts in Kuwait investigating ‘Pharaoh-era’ smuggled antique

KUWAIT CITY, March 13, (Agencies): The coffin lid artifact, which was smuggled to Kuwait earlier this month from Egypt, possibly dates back to the Pharaonic era, reports Arab News quoting sources from National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL). The antique is 170cm long, looks like the statue of …

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Kuwait, Turkmenistan eye bilateral visa exemption accord for diplomats

Both sides sign number of agreements KUWAIT CITY, March 13, (KUNA): Kuwait and Turkmenistan on Tuesday sealed the deal on a number of agreements in a lavish ceremony with both nations’ respective leaders in attendance. Presiding over the proceedings, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with His …

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Trump says top diplomat Tillerson out, names Pompeo successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role. …

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‘Minimum monthly salary of KD 120 agreed for Filipino domestic workers’

MANILA, March 12, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano has praised the progress made by the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait during bilateral talks to protect the Filipino workers in Kuwait, says businessmirror.com.ph However, he expressed hopes what he called ‘practical measures’ …

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KAC fails to collect debts of KD 164.286 mln from clients

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has failed to collect debts worth about KD 164.286 million from its various clients, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to reports issued by regulating authorities, there is a decline of KD 10.525 million, which is about 13 percent, in ticket revenues in local …

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Al-Hashel outlines road to prosperity

‘CHANGE, CHALLENGES PART OF CONTEMPORARY REALITY’ KUWAIT CITY, March 12, (KUNA): Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr Muhammad Al-Hashel affirmed Monday necessity of Gulf countries’ careful response to different challenges facing the region to ensure sustainable economic prosperity. Dr Al-Hashel said in a speech delivered at the …

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Amir condoles Bangla crash

KUWAIT CITY, March 12, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Monday to Bangladesh’s President Mohammad Abdul Hamid, expressing his deepest sympathies over the victims of a Bangladeshi plane crash in Nepal. In his cable to Abdul Hamid, His Highness the Amir wished all …

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Around 45,000 illegals benefit from amnesty … rectify or quit

110,000 remaining violators … deadline ends April 22 KUWAIT CITY, March 12: In the midst of expected increase in the number of expatriates who will avail the amnesty in the coming days, sources in the Ministry of Interior revealed that about 45,000 individuals who violated the Residency Law have benefited …

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Brides-to-be among 11 killed in plane crash on UAE return

TEHRAN, March 12, (AFP): Eleven women died when a private plane crashed in Iran while flying the daughter of a prominent Turkish businessman and her friends home from a hen party, officials and media reports said on Monday. The Bombardier Challenger 604, carrying Mina Basaran and seven of her friends …

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Manila push practical steps – Progress praised

Min. salary KD 120, at least 8 hrs rest per day, allowed to keep mobile phones and passport, work only one household MANILA, March 11, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sunday praised the progress made by the negotiating parties – Kuwait and the Philippines – to the …

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