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Salem Al- Mubarak shopping street re-named as ‘Barayeh Salem’

KUWAIT CITY, May 7, (KUNA): Authorities are renovating Salem Al- Mubarak shopping street, closing it to traffic and re-naming it as “Barayeh Salem” — derived from the genuine Kuwaiti term “Baraha”, meaning a yard. The enterprise is designed to lure tourists and shoppers as part of the state approach toward …

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Task force set up to counter ‘drifters’, attacks on police

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Ministry of Interior has outlined its plan to combat recklessness on the streets of Kuwait and confront repeated attacks on security personnel, reports Al-Rai daily. The ministry said, it has formed a task force consisting men from all security sectors who have been instructed to …

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17 yrs old teen fights for life in India after being raped and set on fire

A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The teenager was attacked on Friday — the same day a …

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Hezbollah gains, Hariri weakened

BEIRUT, May 7, (Agencies): Hezbollah and its political allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, unofficial results showed, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional clout. Hezbollah’s leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, called it a “political and moral victory” for the …

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Iran could stay in deal on guarantees – ‘New sanctions won’t stifle oil’ ANKARA, May 7, (Agencies): President Hassan Rouhani hinted on Monday that Iran could remain in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers even if the United States dropped out but Tehran would fiercely resist US pressure to limit …

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Filipino diplomat ‘rescue’ talks on

MANILA, May 6: ‘Sensitive’ negotiations are ongoing between the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait to extricate three Filipino diplomats who are charged with ‘kidnapping’ Filipino maids from the homes of their employers, said the Filipino Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, according to “The negotiations seek to repair bilateral …

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Parliament panel receives statement on termination of 1,000 expatriates

Annual cost of expat children’s education costs over $270 mln KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Parliament’s Replacement Committee has received statements from some governmental institutions concerning the termination of nearly 1,000 expatriate employees of the public sector from July 1, reports Al- Rai daily. According to a report prepared based on …

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Commerce set to implement e-price monitoring project … floats tender

‘Social Affairs’ screens process of all benefits, allowances KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Ministry of Commerce and Industry is all set to implement the electronic price monitoring project and has floated a tender for that purpose, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting a source added the Minister of Commerce and Industry …

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Police arrest scores in drug trafficking, traffic violations

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Personnel from Public Security Sector, in a recent campaign conducted in all six governorates of the country, arrested scores of people for criminal and civil offenses such as illicit drug peddling, residency and traffic violations, and evasion of sentence. Campaign in the Capital governorate led by …

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Plans in place if US walks: Tehran DUBAI, May 6, (Agencies): President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by US President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord. Trump says that …

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