Friday , January 19 2018

Arab Times

3 children dead, two critical in Farwaniya apartment fire

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Three children died and two others are in critical condition due to a fire that engulfed their apartment in Farwaniya area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the apartment on fire in Farwaniya area, firefighters rushed to …

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Three Nepalese women, man held in Mahboula brothel

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Three Nepalese women and a male compatriot were arrested in Mahboula for engaging in prostitution. Acting on a tip-off that a Nepalese woman is using the flat she rented as a prostitution den, Brigadier Abdullah Safah formed a team of securitymen tasked to put the woman …

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Marijuana seized on airport from a Bangladeshi

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: An Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle marijuana into the country. According to security sources, the customs officers of Kuwait International Airport checked the luggage of the passenger, who had arrived in Kuwait from his country through another GCC country, …

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AMIR MEETS SHIITE MPs AS ASSEMBLY BOYCOTT ENDS – MP warns of economic disaster if oil falls below $20

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday met seven Shiite lawmakers following the end of their boycott of the National Assembly sessions, reports Al-Rai daily. Parliamentary sources said the meeting lasted one hour during which recent developments were discussed. The parliamentarians also paid …

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Kuwait eyes domestic energy price reforms

ABU DHABI, Jan 19, (RTRS): Kuwait is considering several options for energy subsidy reforms but any possible rise in domestic prices would not impact citizens’ livelihood, the chief executive of state oil firm Kuwait Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday. Nizar Al-Adsani said “the Kuwaiti government is currently studying several options …

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Kuwait as capital of Islamic culture a ‘crowning moment’ for all: Premier

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has expressed his great joy in Kuwait’s cultural celebrations that kicked off earlier Monday to mark Al-Qurain 22nd Cultural Festival and Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016. These festivals coincide with Kuwait’s national day celebrations, …

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KSE, banks eye resuming dealing with their Iranian counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The banks and Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) are now preparing to resume dealing with their Iranian counterparts without the need for a decision from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), following the lifting of US and European sanctions on Tehran, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Kuwaiti ‘islands’ will be country’s future project

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said making use of Kuwaiti islands would be the country’s future project. His Highness Sheikh Jaber made the statement on Tuesday in a speech before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber …

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‘Learn English or face deportation’ – British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

LONDON, Jan 18, (Agencies): Muslim women who fail to learn English to a high enough standard could face deportation from Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday. He also suggested that poor English skills can leave people “more susceptible” to the messages of groups like Islamic State (IS). Cameron’s comments …

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Americans seized from party flat – US, Iraq search for kidnapped 3

BAGHDAD, Jan 18, (Agencies): Search operations were underway Monday for three Americans kidnapped from a “suspicious apartment” in Baghdad, in a rare abduction of Western nationals in the Iraqi capital. Kidnappers in Iraq have recently seized groups of Qataris and Turks, but it has been years since Americans were abducted, …

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