Thursday , December 14 2017

Arab Times

MPs demand 24 prosecutions over Dow deal – Nod to juvenile draft law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Kuwaiti MPs called on the government Wednesday to refer 24 ex-oil officials to the Public Prosecutor over a scrapped deal with US firm Dow Chemical that resulted in a $2.2 billion fine. A parliamentary probe report charged the officials, including two former oil ministers and ex-top …

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Kuwait invites int’l community to take part in Syria donors’ confab

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): Kuwait invited the international community to participate in Kuwait’s fourth donors’ conference in February in London to support the Syrian people in their suffering. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said in his opening remark at the 6th meeting for major donors aiding Syrian people that …

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‘Recovering’ stolen funds

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Social Security (PASS) has asked the Swiss Public Prosecutor to consider PASS as an aggrieved party in the court case against the former director of PASS, said at a parliamentary session Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister …

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Car Insurance Claim

About 2 years ago I had a car accident. It was totally the mistake of the other driver (Kuwaiti). I was waiting at red signal, and suddenly another car hit my car from the back at a very high speed. This car was a brand new Prado. The hit completely …

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UAE celebrates 44th National Day ’Versary today – ‘Well-respected by the whole world’

ABU DHABI, Dec 1, (KUNA): UAE celebrates on Wednesday the 44th anniversary of its independence and announcement of the union of its six Arab emirates, as they were followed by Ras Al-Khaimah on February 10 of year 1972. The seven emirates’ governmental and private sector institutions and buildings are beautified …

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Qaeda Syria wing frees Lebanese captives

BEIRUT, Dec 1, (RTRS): Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Nusra Front seized the Lebanese 16 months ago during an attack on the Lebanese border …

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Pakistan denies ‘crimes’ during Bangladesh conflict in 1971

Pakistan has denied committing war crimes during Bangladesh’s independence conflict in 1971, in what analysts said Tuesday was an unusually strong statement signalling worsening ties. The move follows the executions in Bangladesh last week of senior opposition leaders convicted of war crimes during the conflict. Pakistan has engaged in a …

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15 lost sight in botched India cataract surgery

NEW DELHI, Dec 1, (AFP): At least 15 people in northern India have lost the sight in one eye after having “botched” cataract surgery, local officials told AFP Tuesday. The surgeries were performed last week at a mass surgery organised by a charity in Haryana state’s Ambala district, but the …

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3 persons held with local liquor; heroin found on ‘runaway’ expat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Mahboula area in possession of 181 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling the area when they stopped a vehicle for checking. When they noticed the nervousness of the motorist, they checked the vehicle …

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