Monday , February 19 2018

Arab Times

IOM chief hails humanitarian role by His Highness the Amir

GENEVA, Jan 22, (KUNA): Director- General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Friday hailed the international humanitarian role by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in light of the current serious humanitarian situation worldwide. Speaking at a meeting with Kuwait’s permanent delegate …

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Smartphones: a distraction or valid ‘educational tool’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22, (KUNA): Probably most people would not bat an eye if they were told that smartphones have invaded almost every aspect of our lives. From programs that count calories consumption to social media applications that people check before they go to bed, smartphones have become an essential …

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Acts of violence see ‘rise’ in 2015

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Rates of violence and aggressive behavior has dramatically increased in the country in the year 2015. Fights erupted over trivial reasons that spilled blood in malls, roads and places of gathering of young men and others, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to statistics issued by Ministry of …

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‘Hala February considered as first-class marketing festival’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Director General of Shiraa Company for Project Management Eng Talal Al-Muhanna praised the vital role played by 2016 Hala February festival in encouraging small enterprises, affirming that the festival is comprehensive and is considered as a first-class marketing festival that highlights the name of Kuwait in …

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Iraqi premier commends Kuwaiti financial support to his country

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22, (KUNA): Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Friday commended Kuwait’s $200 million financial assistance to help the country face its current crisis. Kuwait is the only Arab country that has given a helping hand amid the current sensitive conditions Iraq is going through, Al-Abadi told a …

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Kuwait urges Iran to protect diplomatic missions

JEDDAH, Jan 21, (Agencies): First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday urged Iran to assume the responsibility of providing due protection to diplomatic missions in the country. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the call in his statement to the emergency meeting of the Organization …

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Denmark to ‘deport’ a man for terror threats

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan 21, (AP): A Danish court has sentenced a Russian-born man to psychiatric care and eventual deportation after he was found guilty of threatening to commit acts of terror by killing members of the Danish government. The Frederiksberg Court in Copenhagen says the 32-year-old man, who was not …

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Filipinos set protest trip to disputed isles

MANILA, Jan 21, (RTRS): Filipino protesters plan a second trip to disputed islands in the South China Sea, this time staying a month, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, after China flew a planeload of tourists to an artificial island it has built in the area. China claims almost the entire …

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Many sealed as cafe owners get 2 days to remove cabins

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Kuwait Municipality has called on owners of cafés and restaurants to quickly remove all types of cabins and enclosed quarters, as it is keen on ensuring that rules and regulations concerning commercial outlets, such as restaurants, are strictly followed. The Municipality stressed that the Control and …

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