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Kuwait’s business atmosphere hailed – Kuwait to enroll top students at elite universities abroad

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has done well in improving its business atmosphere, taking vital steps that made it one of the leading GCC countries in implementing economic reforms, Director of the World Bank in Kuwait Dr Firas Raad said Wednesday. In a press release, Dr …

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Concern mounts over rise of pivotal Shia militia commander

Involved in embassy bombings, assassination bid in ’80s Kuwait, Iraq militiaman snubs US call for force to disarm BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AP): With the Islamic State group driven from nearly all of Iraq, US officials have suggested that the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who mobilized against the Sunni …

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‘Kuwait improves position in World Bank’s DB index 2018’

Direct outcome of actively executing Tahseen Program: KDIPA KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (KUNA): Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) announced Tuesday that the country witnessed improvement in its position in the Ease of Doing Business Index 2018 (DB 2018), released by the World Bank Group, and in its Distance to …

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Kuwait follows up on Rohingya plight in Myanmar, says official

‘Genocides against humanity’ NEW YORK, Oct 31, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is following up with deep concern and distress on the Rohingya plight in Myanmar where the Muslim community is targeted with mounting violence, tantamount to genocides against humanity. Kuwait affirms necessity of implementing UN recommendations to stop grave …

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9 headless bodies found in Tokyo flat

ZAMA, Japan, Oct 31, (AFP): Japanese police have found nine mutilated bodies hidden in containers with their heads cut off and flesh stripped in a suburban Tokyo flat, media reported Tuesday. Tokyo police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi who reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing …

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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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Amir accepts resignation of Cabinet

MOVE HEADS OFF NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN ASSEMBLY KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s Cabinet. The Amiri Order, effective as of Monday, stipulates the …

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Kuwait reaffirms backing to IAEA’s sustainable dev

ABU DHABI, Oct 30, (Agencies): Kuwait on Monday reaffirmed support to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in sustainable development. Mohammad Bu Shehri, Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), said Kuwait contributed to the establishment of Kazakhstan-based low-enriched uranium bank, which was recently opened, refl ecting its …

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Saudi Arabia to allow women attend sports events

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women. The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families from early …

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