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UK Defense Secretary lauds Kuwait anti-terror efforts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3, (KUNA): Britain’s Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson on Wednesday heaped praise on Kuwait’s leading role in the region through the country’s participation in the international coalition to fight terrorist groups, chief among them the so-called Islamic State (IS). Speaking to KUNA after a meeting …

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‘Kuwait’s UNSC accession major achievement of its foreign policy’

Priorities will be focused on four dimensions: Al-Otaibi NEW YORK, Jan 3, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said Wednesday that Kuwait’s accession to the Security Council is considered a major achievement of the Kuwaiti foreign policy, as it is considered one of the most …

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Kuwaiti woman ‘remarried’, has no right to custody of children’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: The Personal Status Court chaired by Judge Ahmad Al-Dhubai’e stripped a Kuwaiti woman of her right to custody of her children and all payments awarded in her favor by previous judgments. As per lawsuit filed by Lawyer Bushra Al-Hindal on behalf of the plaintiff, the woman …

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IS recruiter caught

RENNES, France, Jan 3, (Agencies): Emilie Koenig, a Frenchwoman suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State group who figured on US and UN blacklists, has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Syria, her mother said Tuesday. The 33-year-old daughter of a gendarme is “being held in a Kurdish camp …

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Qatar merger creates state-owned gas giant – Move to save $545mn yearly in cost

DOHA, Jan 3, (AFP): Qatar said Wednesday that the two state-owned firms running the country’s natural gas business had merged in a move aimed at cutting costs and creating a global energy giant. Qatargas and RasGas, operators of the wealthy emirate’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, were merged under the …

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Kuwait after recession, returns as best performing market in the Gulf

306,030 people work in public sector: CSC KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: A report from the research unit of Kuwait Financial Center — Markaz indicates that Kuwait, after the recession period in the Kuwaiti financial market, has returned in the forefront as the best performing market in the Gulf region, achieving …

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3 years jail, KD 10,000 fine for employing illegals

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Director of the Labor Inspection Department in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Muhammad Al-Ansari said several individuals were arrested in violation of the Labor Law during the year-end campaign in coordination with the Ministry of Interior. In a press statement, Al-Ansari disclosed those arrested include …

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650 arrested in holiday roundup

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Kuwaiti authorities arrested at least 650 criminals and handled 53 cases related to drugs and alcohol during the New Year’s holiday, Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Tuesday, according to KUNA. Security forces have stepped up efforts to clamp down on social ills, detaining 118 offenders, 90 …

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Amir receives Bahrain’s PM

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met with visiting Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and his accompanying delegation at Bayan Palace on Tuesday. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the …

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Oman qualify for Gulf Cup final – Bahrain beaten

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Oman qualified for the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup being held in the State of Kuwait after defeating Bahrain 1-0 in the semifinal match at Sheikh Jaber International Stadium on Tuesday evening. Oman will face the winners of the second match between UAE and …

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