Thursday , January 18 2018

Arab Times

‘Stop ‘recruiting’ non-Kuwaiti staff’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has instructed the Education Ministry to stop the recruitment of non- Kuwaiti staff, except the teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed there is no non-academic job slot for expatriates this school year as the open job for them is …

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No unilateral decision to be taken on economic reforms: Al-Ghanim

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: The government has no intention to issue one-sided decisions on lifting subsidies and the economic reforms that the State intends to implement will not affect ordinary citizens, says National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. Al-Ghanim revealed he had earlier met His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber …

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Society-protecting Cybercrime Law comes into effect – ‘Beware of some websites’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: The Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior declared in a press release that the Cybercrime Law will come into effect on Tuesday, Jan 12 with the aim of protecting the society from widespread online violations and cyber crimes. It explained that the …

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Cancel decision to withdraw billions from fund: lawsuit

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: In an unprecedented move, Lawyer Mohammad Al-Ansari filed a lawsuit against His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and Chairman of Kuwait Investment Authority, requesting the cancelation of the decision to withdraw billions of dinars …

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Arab League backs Saudi against ‘hostile’ Iran – Kuwait renews support

CAIRO, Jan 10, (Agencies): Arab League countries on Sunday expressed their full support for Saudi Arabia in dealing with the “hostile acts and provocations of Iran” amid a diplomatic dispute between the bitter rivals. In a communique, the pan-Arab bloc’s foreign ministers meeting in Cairo condemned “hostile Iranian statements” issued …

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‘Friendly fire’ by Iraqi drone kills 9 anti-DAESH fighters

BAGHDAD, Jan 10, (Agencies): An Iraqi drone strike killed nine members of the pro-government Popular Mobilisation paramilitary force near Tikrit in an apparent case of so-called “friendly fire”, a spokesman said Sunday. Ahmed al-Assadi, spokesman for the Hashed al-Shaabi umbrella group that includes mostly Tehran-backed Shiite militias, said the strike …

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Toll in Russia raids on jail rises to 81 – Qaeda in Syria abducts prominent media activists

BEIRUT, Jan 10, (AFP): At least 81 people, including 23 al-Qaeda fighters, were killed in Russian strikes on a prison complex run by the jihadist group in Syria’s northwest, a monitor said Sunday in a new toll. The strikes on Saturday targeted an Al-Nusra Front building near a popular market …

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Scale of attacks in Cologne grows

FRANKFURT, Jan 10, (Agencies): The mass attacks on women in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve have prompted 379 criminal complaints, with investigations focused largely on asylum seekers or illegal migrants from north Africa, police have said. Around 40 percent of the complaints included sexual offences, including …

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Five get 10 years in prison, no verdict for six in IS role case

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The Criminal Court presided over by Justice Miteb Al-Aridi issued a verdict on the State Security case in which 12 citizens were charged for joining the Islamic State (IS). The verdict was announced in the presence of the first to the sixth defendants, in addition to …

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