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Kuwait offers logistics for Yemen talks

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22, (Agencies): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Wednesday the State of Kuwait is prepared to offer logistic support to the intra- Yemeni peace talks, planned to take place in Sweden on Dec 3. “There is coordination with the friends in Sweden, at their request, regarding these …

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‘Rain compensation’ claims from Sunday

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21, (Agencies): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh said Sunday that the compensation team tasked with assessing damage inflicted due to the heavy downpour last week will start receiving compensation requests as of next Sunday. Al-Sabeeh, who …

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‘Western ideologies’ clash with Islamic identity

‘Kuwaiti citizenship amendment is against welfare of the country’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee recently approved the proposal to amend the 1959 Nationality Law as it stipulates that the Kuwaiti citizenship should be granted only to Muslims. The committee prioritized approval of the bill …

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Al Sumait Prize for Health announces 3 joint winners of $1 million for 2018

Jury recognizes their exemplary work in health improvement in Africa KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: Three joint winners of the 2018 cycle of Al Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Health have been endorsed by the award’s Board of Trustees, in recognition of their exemplary work in health …

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Motorist disregards orders, rams into police car hurting 2, flees in hot chase

 KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The Fifth Ring Road witnessed a police chase when a reckless motorist, who was driving a 4×4 vehicle, disregarded the securitymen’s order for him to stop. The security patrols initially trapped the reckless driver but he rammed his car into two police vehicles, causing injuries …

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‘85,000 children under 5 may have died’

Port clashes despite calls for Yemen truce SANAA, Yemen, Nov 21, (AP): Fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Yemen’s Shiite rebels flared up again around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida despite UN calls for a cease-fire, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Tuesday. The escalation, which followed a lull …

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Rain bares desert mines, bad buildings; Tenants seek new accommodations

MORE SEVERE WEATHER AHEAD, CONTINGENCY PLAN ACTIVATED KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20, (Agencies): Kuwait Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that it had received 20 reports on appearance of mines due to heavy rain fall in the desert over the past days. The relations and security information department at the Ministry of …

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Proposal approves Kuwaiti citizenship for non-Muslims – Bid to achieve equality

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: In a bid to eliminate discrimination and achieve equality within the framework of international human rights standards, the parliamentary committee for legal and legislation affairs has approved a proposal to amend Nationality Law No.15/1959 in a manner that allows non-Muslims to obtain Kuwaiti citizenship. A committee …

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KD 13 million fake meals? – A new corruption case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The Ministry of Interior is investigating the new corruption case which shows a number of supply companies are involved of providing approximately 15,000 fake meals a day at a cost of 2.500 dinars each at a total cost of 13 million dinars per year, reports Al-Qabas …

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WHO says Iraq river pollution toxic to fish

The World Health Organization says laboratory tests completed after a shocking fish die-off in Iraq’s Euphrates River show the water is contaminated with high levels of bacteria, heavy metals, and ammonia. Fishermen were stunned to find that hundreds of tons of carp had died suddenly in their river cages earlier …

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