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Cop forging visas

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Securitymen have arrested a policeman working in the General Department for forging transit visas, reports Al-Shahed daily. A security source said when the forgery was discovered, investigations conducted by the General Department for Residency Affairs showed the involvement that the policeman in forging visas. After taking …

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‘Mercury of Jahra’ caught trafficking in drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Police have arrested an unidentified bedoun a.k.a. ‘Mercury of Jahra’ for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the arrest came after the Farwaniya police received information about the illicit activity of the suspect, lay in ambush and caught him red-handed. In his …

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Indians held with liquor; 2 Arab beggars arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh area in possession of 15 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling the area when they suspected a Japanese-made vehicle and ordered the Asian driver to pull over. They …

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Three Egyptian fishermen arrested, two at large for violating fishing laws and regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Three of the five Egyptian fishermen have been arrested by the Kuwait Coast Guard for violating fishing laws and regulations, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily said the five men were spotted by the Coast Guard patrol boat and pursued them to prevent them from escaping. However, …

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Pilgrims head to Mina for ‘Yawm At Tarwiyah’

MINA, Aug 19, (Agencies): Pilgrims headed to Mina on Sunday to perform the rituals of the first day of Hajj called “Yawm At Tarwiyah”, meaning the day of quenching thirst before heading to Mount Arafat on Monday. The pilgrims would stay in Mina until sunrise, where they start heading to …

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More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

THRISSUR, India, Aug 19, (Agencies): Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state’s worst floods for a …

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US Action Group ‘plots overthrow’

Tehran seeks solutions to oil sales, revenue transfers LONDON, Aug 19, (Agencies): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the US State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a …

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Oil sector to produce 1,500 mw of solar cells, says Al-Rasheedi

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi was recently quoted as saying the oil sector will produce 1,500 megawatts of solar cells before the end of this year, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement Al-Rasheedi said the Ministry of Electricity and …

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The Kuwaiti Brotherhood attempts to rescue Turkish Economy – Lira purchasing fever

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: A number of economists, politicians and journalists said, “The Kuwaiti Brotherhood’s move to buy the Turkish lira will not help in increasing its value against the US dollar. They rushed to support Turkey while regarding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the next caliph of Muslims.” Speaking …

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