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Pledge to hunt bachelors – Residential homes survey vowed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud has affirmed that the governorate will leave no stone unturned in fighting the problem of bachelors residing in private residential areas. He stressed that it is not allowed for bachelors to stay in private houses, disclosing about a comprehensive survey that …

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Citizens, expats urged to avoid wasting water during holidays

937 Kuwaiti employees referred for retirement KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Mohammad Bushahri called on all citizens and expatriates to avoid wasting water during the celebrations of the National Days, reports Al-Rai daily. Bushahri warned about the water that people would use during …

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MP queries expat hire for Kuwait Airways Corporation post

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded questions to Minister of Finance Nayef Al- Hajraf on the appointment of a foreigner as assistant commercial chief executive officer at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC). Ashour disclosed that Philip Sander was previously appointed as assistant commercial chief executive officer but he …

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Amir orders National-Liberation Day grants to orphans

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah ordered on Monday giving financial grants to the orphans at his personal expense. His Highness the Amir made the initiative toward the orphans on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Kuwait’s National Day and …

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Manila nabs ‘ Islamic State commander’

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 19, (AP): Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national …

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LIBERATION FOR KUWAITIS, EXPATS JAILED FOR DEBT – Amir orders payment of prisoner debt

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the payment of debts for citizens and expatriates in prison, said the Amiri Diwan in a statement Sunday. His Highness the Amir’s generous step came in celebration of Kuwait’s 57th National Day and 27th Anniversary …

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Stormers bailed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (AP): A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming Parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail pending their appeal before the country’s highest court. The order Sunday by Court of Cassation Judge Saleh Al- Muraished frees 44 …

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Motorists cautioned against sandstorm – Air traffic normal, schools open

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (KUNA): Road users are advised to take extra precaution during the current dust storm sweeping Kuwait, said the Interior Ministry Sunday. The ministry’s public relations department said that low visibility might result in traffic accidents, indicating that drivers should take care and help protect themselves and …

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Kuwait role for Yemen crucial

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (KUNA): Kuwait played a pivotal role in enabling Yemeni parties reach “strategic framework” for a settlement in the war-torn nation, said the visiting UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed on Sunday. Sheikh Ahmed, whose mission in Kuwait marked end of his tenure, made …

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‘We no longer recognize our America’ – German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at meet

MUNICH, Feb 18, (Agencies): Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America first” approach of President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close US ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington’s interest as they are in Europe’s. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials …

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