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Kuwait marks fifty seventh independence anniversary

11th ruler of Kuwait signed ‘document’ KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): Kuwait will mark on Tuesday the 57th anniversary of ending the British protection and declaring its independence on June 19, 1961. The independence document was signed by the then Amir late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the 11th ruler of …

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Amir performs Eid prayers, receives greetings

KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah performed Eid Al-Fitr prayers at the Grand Mosque early on Friday. His Highness the Amir was accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al- Ghanim and …

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Legal loopholes draw youths to drugs sold in coops, malls

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: About 20 psychotropic substances which are being promoted by drugs dealers and sold over the counter in cooperative societies commercial centers are being abused by youth taking advantage of the legal loophole, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, those who consume these substances cannot be punished …

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Around 700 Filipino domestics repatriated

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: The Home Employment Department upon instructions from the Director-General of the General Department for Residence Affairs facilitated the departure of 700 Filipino domestic workers between May 12, 2018 and just a few days before the Eid-Al-Fitr, reports Al-Anba daily quoting security sources. The daily said, these …

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Yemen ceasefire bid fizzles – UAE says port battle meant to end wider war

SANAA, June 18, (Agencies): UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida. After two days of talks in the capital Sanaa, UN envoy Martin Griffiths was due …

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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy and some …

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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news …

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Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) – A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. The incident took place as residents and visiting soccer …

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50 TB cases in one month, could increase fast – 12 cases of deaths recorded

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: There are 50 patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Kuwait and they are receiving treatment from the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center in Sabah specialized medical zone, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed sources from the health sector. They explained that 27 male and 23 female patients suffering from …

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Several measures executed at airport ahead of Eid holidays

New services include automated baggage check, creation of 2 halls KUWAIT CITY, June 14: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has embarked on several measures ahead of summer vacation and Eid Al-Fitr holiday to make the journey easy for passengers departing and arriving, and also reduce the rate of …

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