Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

Health Ministry maintains close cooperation with WHO: Al-Obaidi – ‘Saudi takes measures to control malaria’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6, (KUNA): Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaidi said Monday Kuwait hosting of the 62nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean highlights the close cooperation with WHO since Kuwait joined the organization in 1960. The fruitful cooperation covers various areas …

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MPs back grillings

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji has warned the government against the sale of the Kuwait International Fairs Company. He said the government has ignored earlier warnings not to sell profit-making establishments and “this has prompted lawmakers to adopt constitutional measures to safeguard the rights of the state and …

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22 expats running liquor factory busted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A total of 22 Asian expatriates were arrested for running one of the largest liquor manufacturing factories in the country so far in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area. According to security sources, when Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali …

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Banker hiding, six suspended as cash stolen from accounts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A Kuwaiti citizen and his European girlfriend were arrested by Hawally securitymen after they were caught in possession of bottles of imported liquor and cans of beer in Salmiya area. They were referred with the confiscated drinks to the Directorate General for Drug Control for investigations …

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Thousands missing after ATM cards swallowed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: Thirty people have filed complaints with a local bank because their ATM cards have been eaten by the machine when they went to withdrew money, reports Al- Shahed daily. Each person said he/she punched in the right password but somehow the ATM swallowed the card. Surprisingly …

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Cleaners do it – Muezzins missing

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane has given instructions to apply fingerprints attendance system for muezzins because of the large number of complaints received by the ministry that cleaning company workers make the call for prayers, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to …

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Arab expat acquitted in kidnap of Kuwaiti spouse

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals overturned the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced an Arab expatriate to five-year imprisonment followed by deportation over allegations of theft, attacking his Kuwaiti wife and attempting to kidnap her. The court instead acquitted him of all the allegations. …

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Russia plans no infantry ops in Syria; Moscow would consider Iraq strikes if asked

MOSCOW, Oct 6, (Agencies): Russia is not conducting operations in Syria involving its own ground troops and will not do so, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, the head of the lower house of parliament’s defence committee, said on Tuesday, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Komoyedov, who on Monday had said …

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I.S. CLAIMS ATTACKS ON YEMENI GOVERNMENT, GULF TROOPS

ADEN, Yemen, Oct 6, (Agencies): Islamic State in Yemen on Tuesday claimed coordinated suicide bombings targeting the Yemeni government and the Arab military coalition in the southern city of Aden that killed 15 Arab and Yemeni troops. The bombings were Islamic State’s first known attacks on the Yemeni administration, which …

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Pastor escapes knife attack at his home – 4 quizzed on Japanese man murder

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 6, (Agencies): Police said they were questioning four people Monday in connection with the second killing of a foreigner in Bangladesh last week – a Japanese agricultural worker described by his neighbors as a friendly farmer who occasionally joined gatherings at their village mosque. Kunio Hoshi was …

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