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Arab Times

Egypt academy rejects 88 Kuwaiti students – ‘Physically unfit’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Egypt discharged 88 Kuwaiti student officers out of a total 123 students referred by Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense to study in the Egyptian Military Academy, reports Al-Rai daily. Knowledgeable sources disclosed that all 123 students were subjected to a series of tests to check on their …

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BILL GATES HONORED IN KUWAIT

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received the visiting Microsoft founder and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman, William Henry Gates, with the attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of …

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Kuwait, Gulf warm to subsidy cuts – MP URGES MEASURES TO CURB IMPACT OF OIL PRICE DROP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Kuwait’s government is showing a willingness to push forward fiscal reforms including subsidy cuts needed to support its currency in an era of low oil prices, a senior IMF official said. Gulf states, including Kuwait, traditionally relied on petrodollar revenues to fuel public sector spending and …

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Legislator pushes on expat towns, facilities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Member of the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee Hamoud Al-Hamdan affirmed the essence of establishing workers cities to accommodate over 200,000 people. He added the cities should be built in the outskirts while making provision for all services such as security, health facilities and commercial …

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Temperature to rise gradually between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius

KUWAIT CITY: Astronomer Adel Marzouq said the cold wave that hit the country over the past few days will ease Tuesday morning and that the country will witness a gradual rise in temperature of between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius throughout the week, reports Al-Anba daily. He also said there …

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Municipality to ‘terminate’ services of uncommitted to fingerprint expat staff

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Acting Director of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmad Al- Manfoohi disclosed that the sector is bent on terminating the services of expatriate employees uncommitted to fingerprint attendance system. He added the principle of deducting salaries and expelling employees has been activated, reports Al-Rai daily. In a statement, …

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DAESH earns $80mn a month, but starting to struggle: analysis

BEIRUT, Dec 7, (AFP): The Islamic State group is pulling in some $80 million a month, mainly from levies and confiscations, but is struggling financially as strikes hit its oil infrastructure, analysis firm IHS said Monday. In a new report, IHS Conflict Monitor said that IS, unlike other jihadist groups …

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‘Shooter attended female madrassa in Pakistan’

MULTAN, Pakistan, Dec 7, (Agencies): The woman who with her husband shot dead 14 people in California last week attended one of Pakistan’s most high-profile religious seminaries for women, a teacher at the madrassa told AFP Monday. Tashfeen Malik, 29, studied at the Al-Huda Institute in Multan, which targets middle-class …

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Women drawn to ‘ISIS’ grows – ‘Propaganda’

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (Agencies): Islamic State group propaganda is resonating with a growing number of young women and teenagers, complicating US counterterrorism efforts to identify and monitor supporters such as Tashfeen Malik, the 29-year-old mother suspected in the California shootings along with her husband. It’s unusual for a woman to …

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Racist hate crimes spike in Germany – ‘Xenophobic backlash’

BERLIN, Dec 7, (AFP): Arson attacks on refugee shelters, assaults, swastikas sprayed on walls — as Germany has taken in record numbers of asylum seekers, it has been rocked by a xenophobic backlash which authorities have appeared unable to stop. With one million arrivals expected in the EU’s most populous …

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