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Call to disconnect power from residential buildings occupied by bachelors

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: Kuwait Municipality issued a directive to cut off electricity from real estate properties, including apartments, in private and model residential areas occupied by bachelors; in cooperation with teams from the Ministry of Electricity and Water, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an official source. The source affirmed the …

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‘Slaughterhouses rent increased by more than 60 times’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: Head of slaughterhouse and livestock market in Dhaher area Saad Albous revealed that the rents of slaughterhouses have increased astronomically by more than 60 times, reports Al-Anba daily. He explained that the government is currently getting KD 2.350 million annually as rents for the slaughterhouses, but …

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‘Bail, travel ban likely for fake degree holders’

‘No escape from punishment despite returning privileges’ KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: The Public Prosecution has opened the door for employees who took the initiative to return the financial privileges they received after the discovery that their certificates are fake, reports Al-Qabas daily. A knowledgeable source disclosed one of the accused, …

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Kuwaiti man fears ‘Alien abduction’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: Police referred a Kuwaiti man, in his 40s, to the Psychiatric Hospital, reports Al-Shahed daily. The citizen stopped a police patrol at Sheikh Zayed Motorway asking for help, claiming that aliens want to take him. Upon checking security records, police found out an earlier order to …

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Israel warns Iran of Red Sea response, Tehran readies major Hormuz exercise

JERUSALEM, Aug 2, (RTRS): Israel would deploy its military if Iran were to try to block the Bab al-Mandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Last week, Saudi Arabia said it was suspending oil shipments through the strait, …

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Labor minister to visit four Asian nations to ink maids hiring deals

Down payment to be made online: Al-Sabeeh KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed a plan to visit four Asian countries — India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippine — after Eid Al-Adha holiday to sign labor agreements for …

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Decline seen in jobless citizens number: report

MoH reshuffle postponed KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: The number of unemployed Kuwaitis in the first quarter of this year totaled 13,523; including 3,540 males (26.18 percent) and 9,983 females (73.82 percent), reports Al-Anba daily. According to statistics released by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently, citizens who were unemployed for …

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‘Block’ on seized vehicles not removed since two months

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: A number of individuals complained at Capital Traffic Department that blocks are being released only in the Capital Traffic Department even though there are investigation sections for violations in all traffic departments in other governorates and there are police officers of ranks “Colonel” and “Lieutenant Colonel” working …

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Sharp increase seen in Kuwaiti deposits in Iranian banks

Move tied to about 20 pc interest rate compared to that offered by local banks KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: There has been a sharp increase in Kuwaiti deposits at Iranian banks lately due to low interest rates offered by Kuwaiti banks compared to those of their Iranian counterparts, reports Al-Qabas …

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Fear as Iran currency dives

LONDON, Aug 1, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday. It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to …

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