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UNSC ‘resolution’ co-sponsored by Kuwait condemns civilians’ starving

NEW YORK, May 26, (KUNA): Co-sponsored by Kuwait, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cote d’Ivoire, a resolution was unanimously passed by the UN Security Council on Thursday to strongly condemn the starving of civilians and the unlawfully denying of humanitarian access to civilian populations as warfare tactics. The Resolution 2417 (2018), …

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Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman killing 2

SALALAH, Oman, May 26, (Agencies): Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said. Civil defence officials said a man and a 12-yearold girl were killed, while three Asians were missing after …

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Enforce law, confront violators: Amir

Crime rising KUWAIT CITY, May 24, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah urged the Interior Ministry to double efforts to curb crimes and negative phenomena in the society. “Our society, like other societies, is witnessing some negative phenomena that are increasing as a result of …

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Over 200 ‘Overseas Filipino Workers in distress’ to fly home soon from Kuwait

Special envoy of Philippines president thanks Kuwaiti govt MANILA, May 24, (Agencies): The government of the Philippines says another batch of more than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait will soon be brought home, according to abs.cbn.news. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday, “By the end of this …

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Business faults Court decision over taxation – Cabinet urged to act

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The decision by the Court of Cassation to impose income tax on exclusive agents and distributors has angered many businessmen who said it will hurt the trend to turn Kuwait into a financial hub and attract foreign investors, reports Al-Rai daily. Faisal Al Mutawa, Chairman of …

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Kuwaitis warned not to travel Nipah virus affected areas mainly Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa

NEW DELHI: Kuwaiti Embassy in New Delhi issued a warning on Thursday to Kuwaiti citizens in India and those planning to travel to the nation to avoid regions affected by the deadly Nipah virus. The Nipah virus has presumably affected a few regions in Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa resulting in …

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Kuwaitis in Oman advised to be cautious over cyclone Mekunu

Oman police urge residents of coastal areas to move to safer places MUSCAT, May 24, (KUNA): Kuwaiti citizens in Oman have been advised against impact of the incoming storm Mekunu which has reportedly wreacked havoc on the Yemeni island Socotra in the Arabian Sea. The State of Kuwait Embassy in …

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National Guard hailed for ’20 strategy

AMIR PRAISES ARMY FOR EFFORTS IN YEMEN CAMPAIGN KUWAIT CITY, May 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah commended Tuesday leadership of Kuwait National Guard for their 2020 strategy, which is aimed at strengthening KNG role in protecting and maintaining national security. His Highness the Amir …

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Laborers’ rights: opportunities for violations are high

Kuwait ratified 19 ILO conventions, including seven of the eight fundamental conventions This is the final part of a two-part series of articles on the status of migrant workers in Kuwait during the first third of the year issued in a report by Kuwait Society for Human Rights through the …

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Traders plan to sue govt in battle over price hike – ‘Increase long overdue’

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The local business community is considering entering into a legal battle with the state if it does not abandon the policy of interfering in setting prices and turns down any requests to increase prices for more than a year, reports Al-Rai daily quoting high-level commercial sources. …

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