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US Tehran’s worst enemy: Khamenei – Iran woos Russia

ANKARA, Nov 2, (RTRS): The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday. US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month …

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CIA Laden trove points to Iran links – Files seized in 2011 raid released

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 2, (AP): The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. US intelligence officials and prosecutors have long …

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Amir reappoints PM to form Cabinet – Grilling planned

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday issued an Amiri Decree reappointing His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah as Prime Minister and instructed the latter to appoint members of the new Cabinet. The Amiri Decree states that having considered …

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AMIR CONDOLES ON U.S. ATTACK

Terror attack in NY claims 8 – Kuwaitis safe NEW YORK, Nov 1, (Agencies): An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, US investigators said on Wednesday. Police said they …

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Experts discuss economic policy challenges faced by Kuwait, ME

IMF ME Center for Economics & Finance, AFESD hold symposium KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a high-level symposium on “The Economic Policy Challenges Faced by Kuwait and …

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Move to ‘privatize’ KSE moves one step closer – More flexible mechanisms eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The privatization of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) has reached a new level of discussion between the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and a number of major investment groups in a bid to create more flexible mechanisms in favor of all parties and interpret the interest of the …

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Kuwait’s business atmosphere hailed – Kuwait to enroll top students at elite universities abroad

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has done well in improving its business atmosphere, taking vital steps that made it one of the leading GCC countries in implementing economic reforms, Director of the World Bank in Kuwait Dr Firas Raad said Wednesday. In a press release, Dr …

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Concern mounts over rise of pivotal Shia militia commander

Involved in embassy bombings, assassination bid in ’80s Kuwait, Iraq militiaman snubs US call for force to disarm BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AP): With the Islamic State group driven from nearly all of Iraq, US officials have suggested that the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who mobilized against the Sunni …

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‘Kuwait improves position in World Bank’s DB index 2018’

Direct outcome of actively executing Tahseen Program: KDIPA KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (KUNA): Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) announced Tuesday that the country witnessed improvement in its position in the Ease of Doing Business Index 2018 (DB 2018), released by the World Bank Group, and in its Distance to …

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Kuwait follows up on Rohingya plight in Myanmar, says official

‘Genocides against humanity’ NEW YORK, Oct 31, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is following up with deep concern and distress on the Rohingya plight in Myanmar where the Muslim community is targeted with mounting violence, tantamount to genocides against humanity. Kuwait affirms necessity of implementing UN recommendations to stop grave …

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