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‘Problem of air conditioning in schools to be solved this week’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: After a barrage of parliamentary queries and MPs putting political pressure on Minister of Education and Higher Education Minister Hamed Al-Azmi on the frequent breakdown of air conditioning units in several public schools, it seems the government decided to cooperate in addressing the issue. MP Omar …

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Humid weather to continue – ‘Rainfall mid-October’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Astronomer and historian Adel Al-Sa’adoun says the reason behind the humid weather witnessed in Kuwait recently is the effect of current change in the air pressure zones, and change of wind direction from northeasterly to southeasterly, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the humid weather is …

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Emirates plane quarantined in New York with sick passengers

NEW YORK, Sept 5, (RTRS): An Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after passengers became ill during the flight, the airline and New York news media said. As many as 100 passengers and crew reported feeling ill on …

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Those linked to cadet’s death to be probed

MP asks minister about mechanism for selling KISR products KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: MP Adel Al-Damkhi said everyone behind the recent incident at the officer’s college will be questioned, disclosing the parliamentary Human Rights Committee received an official complaint from the parents of cadet Faleh Al-Azmi who lost his life …

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No change in decision to ban shrimp fishing – Unfit tomatoes in co-op

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: Deputy Director General of Fish Resources at Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Marzouq Al-Azmi disclosed that Kuwait, for the first time since the Iraqi invasion, has decided to ban shrimp fishing in its territorial waters, reports Al-Anba daily. He affirmed that this …

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US comedian Eddie Griffin barred from entering Kuwait

People who make fun of religions and cultures will not benefit Kuwait or the Kuwaiti people: Mutair KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: US comedian and actor Eddie Griffin has been barred from entering Kuwait for allegedly abusing Islam, reports Al-Rai daily. The Ministry of Interior was quick to respond to the …

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Wataniya Airways’ unpredictable circumstances force suspension

Embassy calls on stranded citizens at Trabzon to contact KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4, (KUNA): Wataniya Airways said Monday “unexpected” circumstances which “could not be avoided” have disrupted its operations for the current travel season, forcing temporary suspension of operations. Wataniya Airways “is committed to complying with all decisions and regulations …

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Ministry closes unlicensed clinic and pharmacy in basement in Mahboula

Equipment and drugs confiscated KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4, (KUNA): Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the closure of a pharmacy and a clinic in a basement of a residential building in Mahboula. “As soon as the ministry heard about this illegal place, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and …

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Powerful typhoon in Japan kills 6 – Evacuate early: PM Abe

TOKYO, Sept 4, (Agencies): Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people. Jebi – whose name means “swallow” in Korean – was briefly a super typhoon and is the …

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E-monitoring of commodity rates mulled in citizens, expats respite

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will soon monitor prices electronically to provide citizens and expatriates with updated price list of goods and commodities weekly in order to curb manipulation of prices by some traders, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources have affirmed floating tender …

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