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DCGD registers six cases of selling drugs from March 16-24

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: The Drugs Control General Department (DCGD) registered six cases of selling drugs including brain stimulants and arrested 10 people involved in drug-related cases — fi ve Egyptians, two GCC nationals, an American and two Kuwaitis — from March 16-24. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry …

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‘Fuel price hike on April 1’ – Assembly okays document

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: The Ministry of Finance is expected to implement the proposed fuel price hike on April 1, 2016 since the National Assembly has already approved the Economic Reform Document, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior official sources. However, a source from the Supreme Council for Planning rejected the …

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MoE’s top employees fails in electronic examination

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Many high-level employees of Ministry of Education including directors, assistant directors, supervisors and head of departments failed in the tests of supervisory positions, which indicate the low level of ability of officials who are in charge of the country’s educational process. The results announced by the …

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Charges for barbequing denied

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Director of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi denied that the municipality is planning to charge people for the use of certain public locations for grilling food, reports Al-Rai daily. He said Kuwait Municipality is planning to coordinate with the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish …

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Kuwait free of radioactive substances: MoH – Tests negative

KUWAIT CITY, March 26, (KUNA): Samples of soil, air and water taken from various parts of Kuwait, particularly Al-Mutlaa area, tested negative for uranium radioactive substances, said director of the Health Ministry’s department on radiation prevention. The daily readings of particle detectors showed no indication of radioactive pollution or harmful …

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Aid given to undeserved citizens to be retrieved – Whoever declines to pay back will face legal action

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor reneged on its undertaking to retrieve KD 438,000 in aid given to some 246 individuals who did not deserve social support, reports Al-Rai daily. An informed source said KD 437,794 was added to previous carried over balance of the total …

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US berets kill senior DAESH leader – SYRIA RETAKES PALMYRA … IRAQ PROGRESS SLOW ON MOSUL

WASHINGTON, March 25, (Agencies): US forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. Carter identified the senior IS leader as Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli and described him as the group’s finance minister. He said …

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Brussels man shot … tied to foiled Paris plot – Belgian police conduct more raids, Germany holds 2

BRUSSELS, March 25, (Agencies): Belgian prosecutors confirmed on Friday a man shot and detained in a police operation in the Brussels district of Schaerbeek was linked to a planned attack in France, foiled by the French authorities on Thursday. The prosecutors said in a statement they had detained three people …

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Skopje sentences six for joining ISIS

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 25, (AP): A criminal court in Macedonia’s capital Skopje has sentenced six people, including an imam, to prison for joining the Islamic State group and recruiting fi ghters for it. The imam, believed to be the mastermind of the group, was sentenced Friday to seven years. A …

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Two female suicide ‘bombers’ killed in NE Nigeria: vigilantes – Boko Haram kidnaps 16 women

KANO, Nigeria, March 25, (AFP): Nigerian troops on Friday killed two female suicide bombers outside the northeastern town of Maiduguri, the scene of a twin suicide attack in a mosque last week that killed 25 worshippers, vigilantes said. The two bombers were spotted by civilian vigilantes assisting the military against …

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