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Firefighters extinguish National Guard Co-op warehouse blaze

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Six fire brigades alongside National Guard’s support team joined forces to extinguish a fire that broke out in the warehouse of the National Guard Cooperative located inside Al-Somoud Camp. Public Relations and Security Information Department stated that teams of firefighters led by the Deputy Director General …

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Stay limits eyed to cut expats – Kuwait seeks demographic balance

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The State Ministry for Planning and Development Affairs has prepared a strategy to address the lopsided population structure issue through the medium-term development plan for fiscals 2015/2016 to 2020/2019 with demographics as the focus in the field of human development, says Minister of Social Affairs and …

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Kuwait to launch insurance hospitals for expats

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5, (KUNA): Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaidi announced on Monday that the Fatwa and Legislation Department of the Cabinet approved a project to provide medical insurance for expatriates via “the Health Insurance Hospitals Company.” The project, to be executed by the contracted company, falls in line …

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‘Be good reps as ever of Kuwait on regional, int’l arenas’ – HH the Amir receives Kuwait’s newly-appointed envoys overseas

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Monday First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled introduced to His Highness the Amir a host of Kuwait’s newly-appointed envoys overseas. The …

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MoSAL eyes field tours to make sure citizens receiving financial support are living in Kuwait – Panel mulls reviewing subsidized diesel sold to firms

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Senior officials in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor have instructed the researchers and administrative staff in the six governorates to conduct field tours in order to make sure that the citizens who are receiving financial support are living in Kuwait, reports Annahar daily quoting …

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MoI committed to apply laws on respecting rights

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday met in his office Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, and her accompanying delegation. Other security officials and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission …

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200 grams tumor removed from woman’s brain

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: A team of medical doctors at Ibn Sina Hospital performed a major specialized operation few days ago to remove a tumor weighing 200 grams from the head of a woman who was suffering from severe headache, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director of Brain and Nervous Surgery Unit …

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Conditions & Exempted Jobs for getting a driving license

I always appreciate the work of the Arab Times Legal Clinic. I have the following queries about the driving license. 1. What are the conditions for getting a driving license and which jobs are exempted from the salary condition. 2. Whether I can get a student’s driving license and what …

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Saudi Arabia strives to prevent fatal Hajj crush – Pilgrims get electronic monitoring wristbands

RIYADH, Sept 4, (RTRS): A year after the worst Hajj disaster in a generation, Saudi Arabia is issuing pilgrims with electronic bracelets and using more surveillance cameras to avoid a repeat of a crush that killed hundreds and damaged already strained ties with Iran. The world’s largest annual Muslim gathering, …

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‘Now a saint … always a mother’ – Songs, celebrations in Kolkata for Mother Teresa’s sainthood

VATICAN CITY, Sept 4, (AFP): Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint, hailing her as the personification of maternal love and a powerful advocate for the poor. “We may have some difficulty in calling her ‘Saint’ Teresa,” the pontiff said. “Her holiness is so near to …

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