Tuesday , February 20 2018

Arab Times

Amir condoles, Kuwait condemns Ankara attack

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a car bombing killed and wounded dozens of Turkish people in central Ankara on Wednesday evening. His Highness the Amir expressed profound grief …

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Prices of many commodities up 30-55 percent, say sources – Consumers file complaints with Ministry of Commerce

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The prices of many commodities have been increased by 30-55 percent under the pretext of higher prices of transportation and storage as well as the unstable political situation of the region, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. They revealed that many consumers have filed complaints in …

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Leaves cancelled as govt gears up to tackle threat in holidays

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: In the face of threats to the security and stability of the nation during the national holidays, a highranking security official said the Interior Ministry is able to protect the homeland, the citizens and the residents of this land, reports Al-Shahed daily. The official revealed the …

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Bid to resolve absconding cases

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The General Department for Residency Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has started taking new procedures to resolve absconding cases fi led before Jan 4, 2016, says Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah. In a press statement, Al- Jarrah explained this will …

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KD 5 for for Civil ID issuance, KD 20 for replacement of Civil ID

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, acting Minister of Electricity and Water and Board Chairman of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah issued ministerial Decision No. 1/2016 on increasing fees for services offered by the authority, reports Al- Qabas daily. The decision that …

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‘Dozens’ of Afghan soldiers, policemen killed in Helmand – Children being recruited to fight in war: UN

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb 17, (Agencies): Dozens of Afghan soldiers and policemen have been killed in the southern province of Helmand since Sunday as the Taleban presses an offensive in one of its heartlandss, officials said. Three local officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity because they have been …

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Turkey’s Erdogan vows not to allow Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria

ANKARA, Feb 17, (Agencies): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not allow the creation of a Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria, saying there was no question of Turkish forces stopping their bombardment of Syrian Kurdish fighters. “We will not allow a new Qandil on our southern border” …

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Russia charges 7 with terrorism

MOSCOW, Feb 17, (AP): Russia’s state security service says it has charged seven people with terrorism in the country’s Ural mountain region. The local security services said on Wednesday that the suspects, who were originally detained on Feb 8, have been officially charged with terrorism. Authorities believed the group was …

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Indian firm to launch cheapest smartphone

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (AFP): A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is about …

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