Sunday , December 17 2017

Arab Times

Death sentence in vegetable market ‘murder’ case upheld

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which issued death sentence against one of the suspects in the vegetable market heist case that occurred several months ago. The second suspect was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment while the third and …

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No to atrocities committed in religion’s name – ‘Terrorists follow religion of hate’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the possible fallouts of the recent Paris attacks and the Russian airliner crash in Egypt, most voters felt that there is no place for killings in the name of religion. Throughout history, there have been …

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MP Hamdan warns govt against signing airport project contract

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25: MP Azmi Hamdan has warned the government against signing a contract to implement the airport project, which might lead to the worst embezzlement case in the history of the authority. He claimed some companies have committed violations and have become influential in certain government institutions like …

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‘Fighting terror needs strategy’ – ‘Meeting fruitful’

RIYADH, Nov 25, (KUNA): Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim described on Wednesday the conclusion of the 9th regular meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Speakers of Shura, House of Representatives and National Assemblies as “replete with positive results.” Numerous issues were discussed in today’s final meeting where …

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Kuwait Oil Company eager to play leading role in renewable energy

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25, (KUNA): Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), is eager to play a leading role in the renewable energy domain, said an official Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, KOC Deputy Chief Executive Officer Emad Sultan said the company will work with government …

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Gulf braces for austerity as oil income slump bites

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25, (AFP): Faced with heavy losses from low oil prices, Gulf states have embarked on belttightening measures to cut spending and boost non-crude revenues, but analysts warn much more needs to be done. After more than a decade of abundant surpluses thanks to high oil prices, the …

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Residence renewal/medical on Article 20

I am in this country on an Article 20 residence. I didn’t go to any country but now I want to renew my residency permit … is it compulsory to do a medical test. Name withheld Answer: First of all you have not mentioned your nationality but we would like …

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Putin rages as Turkey downs jet

ANKARA, Nov 24, (AFP): NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, an act President Vladimir Putin denou-nced as a “stab in the back” by “accomplices of terrorists” as tensions spiralled between two rival players in the Syria war. Turkey called an extraordinary …

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Tunis bomb attack on presidential guard bus kills 14

TUNIS, Nov 24, (AFP): A bomb exploded on a bus transporting Tunisia’s presidential guard in central Tunis Tuesday killed at least 14 people and wounded 11, the interior ministry said. A security source at the site of the explosion said “most of the agents who were on the bus are …

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