Arab Times

Sept 2 will be first day of Dhul-Hijja

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 31: The Department of Astrology and Space Sciences in Kuwait Science Club has announced that the first day of the month of Dhul- Hijja (12th month in the Islamic lunar calendar) for the year 1437 AH will be on Sept 2, 2016; so Arafat Day (ninth day …

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Dubai ruler orders management shake-up – Number of employees absent

DUBAI, Aug 30, (RTRS): Dubai’s ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state’s management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of employees absent. Governments around the Gulf are trying to make …

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Military ramps up Abu Sayyaf offensive; Go out and destroy them: Duterte

JOLO, Philippines, Aug 30, (AFP): The Philippine military deployed thousands of extra troops on Tuesday to destroy an Islamic extremist group notorious for kidnapping foreigners, after 15 soldiers were killed, authorities said. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf, which has declared allegiance …

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IS spokesman al-Adnani killed in Syria’s Aleppo, says source

BEIRUT, Aug 30, (RTRS): Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group’s longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Aleppo in Syria, its Amaq News Agency reported on Tuesday in a statement distributed by the group’s supporters. Amaq reported that Adnani was killed “while surveying …

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Accumulation of Annual leave

First of all thank you for all the good advice and assistance you give to us, it is really appreciated. I am also looking for some clarifications: The company that I work for has now advised us that if any colleague has more than 30 days (standard vacation leave) accumulated …

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Court absolves Kuwaiti in drugs case, drunk driving

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The Misdemeanor Court chaired by Judge Mohammad Al-Duaij acquitted a Kuwaiti man of alleged possession of hashish and Amphetamine for consumption, in addition to drunk driving. In his testimony before court, the prosecution officer said he was on regular patrol at Fintas area when he sighted …

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Taxi, bus fares revised – Charges to various Kuwaiti areas detailed

KUWAIT CITY, August 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al- Sabah has issued ministerial decisions amending taxi fares and those of other public transports, which include the fares of call and roving taxi cabs, rep orts Al-Seyassah daily. The decisions stipulate amendment to Articles 1 …

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Minister warns off fuel-fed price rise – ‘We’re watching’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30, (Agencies): Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yousef Al-Ali affirmed on Tuesday that enforcing new fuel prices as of September 1 would not “affect prices of all basic commodities.” Any unjustified bid to raise the commodities’ prices in the foreseeable future “will be met with firm …

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MP proposal tackles domestic violence

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: MPs Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Saleh Ashoour, Khalil Al-Saleh, Jamal Al-Omar and Abdullah Tamimi have presented a proposal to amend Penal Code No. 16/1960 and Law No. 12/2015 in a bid to combat domestic violence. The proposal, which is now in the hands of the parliamentary Legislative and …

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