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‘Gear for full recognition of Palestine’ – MPs approve recommendations on Jerusalem

U.S. TO ‘TAKE NAMES’ ON U.N. JERUSALEM VOTE KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The National Assembly Wednesday unanimously approved six recommendations submitted by MPs on the issue of US administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The six recommendations …

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Fifty expats deported till Nov for involvement in quarrels – Scores arrested in security campaigns

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Complying with a directive from the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security in the Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al- Tarrah, security operatives embarked on a series of campaigns in all six governorates within 24 hours and arrested 50 people wanted for civil and criminal offenses. …

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4500 Russians joined terrorists abroad

MOSCOW, Dec 20, (AFP): At least 4,500 Russians have left the country to fight with “terrorists” in the Middle East, North Africa and other regions, the head of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, said on Tuesday. Speaking in an interview with government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Bortnikov said that “as …

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Somalis shackled for days during a botched US deportation attempt

Ninety two Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched US deportation attempt, a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says. US immigration agents “kicked, struck, choked and dragged detainees” during the journey that began Dec 7, the …

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Some boycott oath-taking – PM to present action plan

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Landing on clear to reach a new stage of cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is needed in order for national ambitions to be attained, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Tuesday. The government will present to Parliament its action …

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Kuwait regrets US veto of Jerusalem resolution – UN General Assembly to vote

NEW YORK, Dec 19, (Agencies): Kuwait Ambassador to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi Monday expressed regret over the US veto of a UN draft resolution on Jerusalem, but said the US move was expected. The Egyptian-sponsored draft resolution was balanced and reaffirmed status of Jerusalem as listed in previous UN Security …

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US, France to pressure Iran on missiles

Trump can’t collapse N-deal: Tehran PARIS, Dec 19, (Agencies): France and the United States are determined to “vigorously” raise pressure on Iran over its ballistic missile programme, including possibly through sanctions, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a visit to Washington. Le Drian was in the American capital on …

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Billionaire freed after settlement

AMMAN, Dec 19, (RTRS): Palestinian billionaire Sabih al- Masri, Jordan’s most powerful businessman, returned to Amman on Tuesday after his release in Saudi Arabia secured when he agreed to pay an unspecified amount of money, sources close to the matter said. Masri was detained for questioning last week over his …

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Saudis ‘down’ Houthi missile – Riyadh target

RIYADH, Dec 19, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile Tuesday over Riyadh fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who announced that the target was the official residence of King Salman. Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of supplying weapons to the insurgents, …

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Ministry of Finance says does not recognise virtual currency Bitcoin

Local banks record growth in deposits KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Kuwait’s Ministry of Finance does not recognize the virtual currency ‘Bitcoin’ and forbids its trading in the Kuwaiti financial institutions. The sources pointed out both the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Kuwait cannot punish trading because they …

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