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Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah convened Wednesday the traditional consultation dialogue to appoint the new prime minister, leading to the reappointment of HH Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. HH the Amir then instructed the prime minister to form a new Cabinet …

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‘Airport entry ban must be for all, not just expatriates’ – ‘Restaurants revenues to dip’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the recent measure to restrict expat visitors from entering the departure lounge of the Kuwait International Airport with the majority of respondents feeling that this rule should be applied to all equally. It was announced …

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Bankers question status of account secrecy for expats – ‘Treaty mirrors FATCA’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: “Is Kuwait moving towards lifting the ‘banking secrecy’ of expatriates’ bank accounts?” — This question was raised by banks to the Central Bank of Kuwait during a recent meeting. However, they did not receive a transparent answer that could dispel the banking sector’s fear that such …

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Kuwait Airways statement – Minor incident in Mumbai

Today, at 05:31hrs local time in Mumbai, (00:01hrs UTC), Kuwait Airways Flight KU301, while on the ground at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, was involved in a minor incident. Kuwait Airways can confirm that no passengers were at risk; however, it is understood that the wingtip of an A320 aircraft …

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‘Audit’ issued 282 operational reports in last two years: KPC

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti oil sector’s central auditing bureau has issued 282 reports on operations of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and affiliated companies in the last two years, KPC CEO Nizar Al-Adsani said on Wednesday. In a speech to open a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) audit bureau …

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Eligibility for yearly bonus

I had been terminated by my company. Can you let me know whether I will be eligible for the yearly bonus? Name withheld Answer: First of all, it depends on the clauses of your contract. But more importantly, normally such bonuses depend on completion of the whole year and still …

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No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap

CAIRO (AP) — Money had already been tight as food and electricity bills climbed for weeks. So Ashraf Mahrous, a 45-year-old civil servant, warned his wife, “Black days are ahead,” when Egypt floated its pound and hiked fuel prices this month. Mahrous is now looking for a side job. Rising …

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Saudi prince Alwaleed says women must drive

Riyadh, Nov 30, 2016 (AFP) -An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince has called for an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his official Twitter account, @Alwaleed_Talal. Alwaleed is an unusually outspoken member of the …

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Cricket: Bangladesh players fined for entertaining female guests in hotel room

Dhaka, Nov 30, 2016 (AFP) -The Bangladesh Cricket Board has levied a record fine on two national team players for what it called “serious” breaches of discipline after they reportedly entertained female guests in their hotel rooms. Pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain and batsman Sabbir Rahman were both fined around $15,000 …

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