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‘Airlift’ irks Delhi – Artistic liberties

NEW DELHI, Jan 29, (AFP): A hit Bollywood movie about the evacuation of more than 170,000 Indians from Kuwait in 1990 has angered the government with its portrayal of the country’s diplomats as selfish and unfeeling. The foreign ministry took the unusual step of issuing a statement on “Airlift”, a …

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Biden sees growing progress in battle against IS – US leads 24 strikes against DAESH

BALTIMORE, Jan 29, (RTRS): The US-led battle against Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria is gaining steam and will show more progress by year’s end, Vice- President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Biden touted the recent success of US efforts backing Iraqi troops against the Islamic State …

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4 caught selling truffles

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Four people were arrested for selling truffles, vegetables, and dates during a campaign by Ahmadi securitymen in coordination with the Kuwait Municipality. The officers also shut down two groceries. Security sources said the campaign will continue in all areas in an unspecified period to rid the …

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IS supporter held

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: : A 40-year-old Kuwaiti working for an unidentified Ministry has been arrested and handed over to the State Security police because of his links to the DAESH or the so-called Islamic State, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the man is charged with urging youth to …

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Court commutes juvenile thieves gang’s life-term

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: The Court of Appeals overturned life sentence slapped on a gang of juveniles specialized in robbing the houses of wealthy people in their absence from the country during summer. Instead, the court decided to refrain from issuing a verdict. Earlier, members of the gang were sentenced …

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Make festivals joyful events for citizens, expats: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday paid an inspection visit to security and traffic points set up along the Arabian Gulf Road whithin the framework of the Hala February 2016 carnival, 55th Kuwait National Day and the 25th …

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Hail … not snow ; 2 tremors north of Kabd and south of Jahra

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): Meteorologist Mohammad Karam on Thursday commented on spreading online pictures purported to show snowfalls in the country saying frozen raindrops blanketed the ground due to freezing temperature. Rain clouds coupled with low temperature led to forming a frosty layer covering the ground, said Issa Ramadan …

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‘Let’s start journey together, towards a confi dent Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): Let us embark on our journey together, working towards a new, confi dent Kuwait, prepared for the challenges of the future and able to embrace new opportunities, His Highness Sheikh the Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah rallied the nation a decade ago. In his fi …

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Hala February kicks off with a bang on Gulf Road – 80 floats participate in festival

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): Up to 27 government ministries and agencies and 13 Arab and foreign embassies and 80 floats took part on Friday in the Hala February 2016 festival, culminating in a colorful parade and marching bands on the Gulf Road. The parade was held under the auspices …

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