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Envoy pleased with Kuwait position on chemical attack

Kuwait backs UK measures to maintain national security KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport has expressed delight over the support extended by Kuwait towards the United Kingdom when members of the United Nations Security Council were expressing the stances of their countries regarding the nerve …

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Saudis vow to go nuclear if Iran does – Khamenei termed ‘new Hitler’

WASHINGTON, March 15, (Agencies): Likening Iran’s leader to Adolf Hitler, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in a US television interview that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a …

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Thousands flee Ghouta

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria, March 15, (Agencies): Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave since Syrian government forces launched an assault to capture it a month ago. Men, women …

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Ethiopian domestic workers ban from Kuwait ‘remains effective’

Kuwait and Ethiopia to sign agreement on hiring workers next month KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Interior Ministry’s decision to ban Ethiopian domestic workers from entering the country remains in effect, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources vehemently denied rumors that Ethiopian domestic workers are now allowed to enter country, …

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Kuwait ranks 45th in World Happiness Report – Oman happiest in Gulf

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ranked 45th out of 156 countries in the 2018 World Happiness Report released Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations. The countries’ level of happiness is determined through their GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity …

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Kuwait labor delegation due in Manila

MANILA, March 14, (Agencies): The Philippines is looking to put at rest the dispute with Kuwait on the employment of Filipinos which took a turn to the worse after the body of a 29-yearold Filipino maid was found in the freezer of a Kuwait apartment more than a year after …

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Spike in violence among students rings alarm bells

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Alarm bells are ringing to warn about the phenomenon of violence among students that has crept into schools, and can lead to undesirable consequences if Ministry of Education does not take proper measures to remedy its causes. For instance, sources from Ministry of Education revealed that …

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Moody’s outlook on Kuwait banking system stable

LIMASSOL, March 14: The outlook for Kuwait’s banking system is stable as the credit standing of Kuwaiti banks will be supported by steady nonoil economic growth and solid financial fundamentals over the next 12 to 18 months, says Moody’s Investors Service in a report published today. The report, “Banking System …

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MP queries renewal of expats work permits

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: MP Mohammed Hayef has submitted questions to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah regarding the issuance and renewal of work permits for expatriates working in private companies and institutions. He pointed out the law states that the issuance and renewal …

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‘Kuwait lacks VAT setting’ – Local conditions not business-friendly: Al-Badr

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Implementation of the tax system requires a rich business environment that provides sufficient tax revenues, but this environment does not exist in the country, reports Annahar daily quoting Supreme Council for Planning Member and former Board Chairman of Gulf Bank Ali Rashid Al-Badr. Speaking to the …

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