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Fees stay … process open for review

MPs WARN AGAINST CANCELLATION OF HEALTH CHARGES KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The extra health fees on expatriates will remain intact; however, the process will be re-evaluated to avoid any negative outcomes, said Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah Sunday. Speaking to the press at the ministry, Sheikh Dr Basel …

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Cabinet commends outcome of OIC summit on Jerusalem

Ministers assigned to take charge of authorities, dev projects KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (KUNA): The Cabinet lauded on Sunday the outcome of last week’s urgent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Jerusalem, which was held in Istanbul. The Cabinet said in a statement that the gathering had reflected the …

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Kuwait not left behind with regard to ‘fake’ researches

US court issues verdict against Indian company KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: Scientific research has long been an important human activity for researchers in all forms of knowledge and science for the benefit of their societies and all humanity by offering best solutions for problems or achieving remarkable results that lead …

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Two suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec 17, (Agencies): Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. …

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Over 30 dead in Philippine storm

More than 89K flee slow-moving Kai-Tak MANILA, Philippines, Dec 17, (Agencies): A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster- response …

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Homegrown jihadists main threat – Bangladeshis worry

WASHINGTON, Dec 17, (Agencies): Returning fighters from the vanquished Islamic State group pose a grave danger to Europe and the United States, but the primary extremist threat comes from people living and radicalized inside their country, US terror experts say. Even if they have no battleground experience, those who decide …

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‘Govt must revise policies to mend population shape’ – ‘72 pc expats marginal workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: College of Social Sciences in Kuwait University organized a forum on demographics recently. During the forum, Professor of Political Science and Supervisor of the political team Dr Hayla Al-Mukaimi said the current state of demographics has a link to the government’s strategic way of thinking. She …

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Kuwaitis in the forefront of buying and selling Bitcoins

Value of unit of the digital currency reaches $17,000 KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Kuwaiti citizens have been in the forefront in the trading (buying and selling) of the digital currency “Bitcoin” especially with the high global circulation of Bitcoin in the virtual world of the Internet, reports Aljarida daily. The …

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DC signals Western Wall for Israel – Turkey seeks to annul Trump decision at UN

SPEAKER WARNS ON TEMPORARY MOVES OVER JERUSALEM WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the …

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New US rules on visa waiver

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use US counter terrorism information to screen travelers. …

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