Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

Kuwaiti held – Cars, drugs, guns

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Ahmadi police have arrested an unidentified 30-year-old Kuwaiti who had been sentenced earlier to five years imprisonment for possessing drugs, 11 unlicensed guns and ammunition, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, the suspect was using stolen cars to commit thefts or was deliberately colliding …

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Scope TV fined as 30 royals win libel suit

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Court of Appeals presided by Justice Jamal Al- Atal has ruled in favor of 30 members of the ruling family and ordered the Scope Satellite TV Channel and the presenter of the program ‘Zain & Shain’ to pay the plaintiffs KD 90,000 (KD 3,000 to …

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Car Impounded

My car was impounded last week in Mirqab in one of the intense traffic campaigns. All I did was stop by the roadside for a minute to drop off someone from my car. It took less than a minute and was about to take off when a police officer stopped …

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MP queries expat health tests

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: MP Khalil Abdullah has forwarded parliamentary queries to the Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obeidi concerning medical tests for expatriate laborers working in the country. Abdullah has sought clarification on the medical tests for expatriates who enter the country for the first time. He wants to …

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‘Flying wireless planes punishable’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Deputy Director- General for Aviation Safety, Air Transport and Airport Affairs at the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation, Eng Imad Al-Jilwi was recently quoted as saying there is a tendency to refer anyone who uses wireless aircraft equipped with cameras, or amateur aircraft in residential and restricted …

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Study on for Petrol ‘rise’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: A proposal is being currently studied to increase the prices of petrol by 70 to 90 percent, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting reliable financial sources. The same sources said a special committee has been formed to study the possibility of reducing subsidy gradually to bring the …

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Contagious virus was spreading in a private school

KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Health (MoH) Sunday denied rumors in social media network that a contagious virus was spreading in a private school. The MoH quickly rushed to the school after it heard of the rumor and took some students to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital for tests, but the pupils, …

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MoI, UN ink deal to resettle expats from strife-hit nations

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional Facilities and Sentences Enforcement in the Ministry of Interior Major General Khaled Al-Dayeen disclosed that the ministry has signed an agreement with the UN High Commissio-ner for Refugees (UNHCR), reports Al-Rai daily. The agreement is related to the resettlement of expatriates who …

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‘Need to change Arab mind to be more tolerant, inclusive’ – ‘Secularism boosts tolerance’

IT is almost a truism that you cannot force some people to accept the dictates of democracy or allow it to flourish in their society. There are certainly individuals who might be verbal about their demands for more democratic freedoms, yet behave undemocratically in their daily life. Certainly, dictatorship and …

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