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Arab Times

Gulf Bank posts 11 pct increase in net profit in H1, 2016

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: Gulf Bank today announced a net profit of KD 20.7 million for the first half of 2016, an increase of 11 percent or KD 2 million over the same period last year. Operating profit, excluding general provision expenses improved significantly from KD 32.6 million to KD …

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Rio-bound India’s Yadav fails doping test

NEW DELHI, July 24, (AFP): Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has failed a drugs test, the country’s anti-doping agency said Sunday, raising doubts about his inclusion in the Olympic squad less than two weeks before the Rio Games begin. Yadav, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, qualified for next month’s Olympics in …

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England’s captain Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

MANCHESTER, UK, July 24, (AFP): England captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on Sunday’s third day. At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were …

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IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russia

LAUSANNE, July 24, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia’s state-run doping. The IOC executive decided that any Russian athlete wanting to go to …

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Pakistani husband deported wife trying to get pardon; Wife on parents residence

I am using my husband’s ID. My husband was jailed in February because his iqama had expired 10 days before he was checked and detained. He was kept for 10 days in jail and on 11th day the Interior Ministry officials took his fingerprints and deported him to Pakistan. My …

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Unlicensed arms and ammunition seized in raids on homes of four

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior revealed in a press statement that four unidentified individuals were arrested in possession of unlicensed ammunition and weapons which they had hidden in their homes. The department explained that the General Department for Weapons Investigation represented …

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Baby orangutan caught under influence of drugs to be ‘deported’

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: A baby orangutan is on the verge of being deported after it was caught under narcotic influence. It has been referred to the Kuwait Zoo in preparation for deportation, reports Al- Rai daily quoting sources from the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR). …

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Fake doctor held – Fireworks seized

KUWAIT CITY, July 23:An Indian cleaning worker has been arrested for practicing medicine without license, reports Al- Anba daily. The fake doctor used to treat wanted criminals and violators of residency law in an apartment in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. Customs officers at Shuwaikh Port foiled a company’s attempt to smuggle huge …

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Citizens, expatriates welcome proposal to increase weekends – MP Lari’s proposition will affect political and social life if implemented

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Many citizens and expatriates have welcomed with pleasure a recent proposition by MP Ahmed Lari to reduce the working hours for employees and to increase the weekends from two days to three days due to the current harsh weather, reports Al-Rai daily. In this context, Deputy …

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