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Kuwaiti held for blackmailing Kuwaiti girls

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: A Kuwaiti citizen has been detained in prison for ten days for blackmailing Kuwaiti girls on social media, reports Al- Shahed daily. When officers from the Cyber Crime Division received complaints from the girls about being blackmailed by the man, they launched investigations and managed to …

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Guns, ammo seized; ATM machine stolen

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: A Kuwaiti man, wanted by law for involvement in several criminal cases and evaded a three-year prison term, was arrested in Sabahiya for the possession of unlicensed weapons and ammunition. In a press statement, the General Public Relations and Security Media Department in the Interior Ministry …

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Citizen acquitted of child abuse in case filed by kin

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict of the First Instance Court, which acquitted a citizen of molesting his children in a lawsuit filed by the father of his ex-wife. Lawyer for the citizen, Attorney Abdul Muhsin Al-Qattan, pointed out in court the lack of evidence, …

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DNA checks to cover all citizens, expats, bedoun – Plan to limit foreigners stay in country

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: The DNA fingerprinting will cover all people living in Kuwait – citizens, expatriates, bedoun and even people arriving in the country on visit visas, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the government has imported the machinery needed for the process and it is no longer needed …

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JOBS PRIORITY TO KIDS OF MIXED COUPLES OVER EXPATS HAILED – Speaker lauds Iran, redlines security

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: MP Khalil Saleh praised the decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to prioritize the children of Kuwaiti women married to non- Kuwaitis over expatriates in the recruitment of workers for State institutions. The lawmaker asserted the decision will reflect positively on the social, economic and …

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Kuwait 6th among Arab countries and 39th globally in gold reserves

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18, Kuwait has been ranked sixth among Arab countries and 39th globally in terms of gold reserves. According to a report issued by the International Gold Council, Kuwait has 79 tons of gold reserves at the end of the second quarter of 2016, reports Aljarida daily. The …

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High temperatures, school summer holidays tied to less traffic on roads – ‘Situation should continue throughout the year’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Traffic congestion on the roads of Kuwait during this month is less compared to the rest of the months. The roads usually start experiencing traffic jams from the beginning of the school year. Many citizens and expatriates have expressed hope that the current traffic state will …

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MoE seeks KD 47m to pay female expat teachers’ house allowance

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Ministry of Education has requested Ministry of Finance for finances worth KD 47 million to pay housing allowance to female expatriate teachers in line with the decision taken by Civil Service Commission (CSC) following a court verdict, reports Al-Anba daily. The court verdict had equalized Kuwaiti …

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‘For IS losing Sirte won’t mean losing Libya’ – Victory will be a boost for GNA

TRIPOLI, Aug 17, (AFP): Libyan pro-government forces have cornered Islamic State group fighters in a few pockets of Sirte, but defeat there will be far from the end of IS in Libya, analysts say. While ousting the jihadists from the coastal city that was once their North African stronghold would …

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UK faces legal test to stop radicals – Who is an extremist?

LONDON, Aug 17, (RTRS): To his detractors, including the British government, Salman Butt is an extremist whose views on Islam fly in the face of Britain’s values and help foster an atmosphere where young Muslims can be radicalised by militants. Even though he is not accused of supporting militant groups …

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