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Wednesday , November 14 2018

Arab Times

New Year holiday shifted to 3rd Jan

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25, (KUNA): The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Friday that the New Year holiday would be forwarded to Jan 3 instead of Thursday Dec 31, due to school exams. His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the delay of the New Year …

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Coordination to shut down unlicensed charities, nurseries

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: The Kuwait Municipality will soon coordinate with the ministries of Social Affairs and Labor, and the Interior to shut down unlicensed branches of charitable societies and nurseries in private residential areas, starting from January 2016, reports Al-Qabas daily. A source said acting Director General of the …

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New e-media law gives judiciary authority to block websites: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: A member of the National Assembly’s Education Committee MP Khalil Abdullah has disclosed that the e-media law in its new form gives the judiciary the authority to block websites, and not the Ministry of Information as in the old law. He pointed out some fines have …

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Interior pays utmost attention to money laundering, fraud issues – Forensics archives 7.6m fingerprints electronically

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: Director-General of the General Department of Criminal Investigation Major- General Mahmoud Tabbakh said the Ministry of Interior pays utmost attention to issues related to money laundering and counterfeiting or pumping counterfeit currency into the Kuwait market because of the seriousness of the danger to national economy …

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18 years service maximum payment of Indemnity

Need your expert legal advice on how to proceed with the following matter. I have been in employment with my current company since 1982. The company, however, says that a total of only 18 years service will be calculated as far as indemnity is concerned. They have not taken into …

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25 perish in Saudi hospital fire – 123 injured; HH Amir cables condolences to King Salman

RIYADH, Dec 24, (Agencies): A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 123, the authorities said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit and the maternity department of the Jazan General Hospital in the kingdom’s south, the civil …

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Obama says praying for ‘persecuted’ Christians

HONOLULU, Dec 24, (RTRS): President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he and his wife Michelle are praying for persecuted Christians as the world prepares to celebrate Christmas. Obama noted that the Islamic State’s occupation of some areas will mean Christians there will have to keep their beliefs and celebrations …

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Syrian ‘jihadist’ brothers arrested in Austria – 18 migrants drown off Turkey

ANKARA, Dec 24, (Agencies): At least 18 migrants drowned when their overcrowded boat sank in the Aegean Sea on Thursday on the way to the Greek island of Lesbos in the latest tragedy involving refugees seeking to enter Europe. The wooden boat capsized in high waves two miles off the …

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Fearful Christmas for Syrian Christian town threatened by IS

SADAD, Syria, Dec 24, (AFP): As military vehicles roll by, Syrian boys and girls gingerly decorate a large Christmas tree in the Christian town of Sadad, at the front lines with the Islamic State jihadist group. Most residents of the ancient Syriac Orthodox-majority town in central Syria have fled, and …

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