Sunday , September 23 2018

Arab Times

Basra seethes over water, jobs – Seven convicted of terrorism executed

BASRA, Sept 11, (Agencies): The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the “Venice of the East”. The contaminated water, …

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Sri Lankan women sell kidneys to repay loans – Dozens commit suicides

COLOMBO, Sept 11, (AFP): Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks, a UN expert said Tuesday, urging government intervention. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN’s independent expert on effects of debt on human rights, said that debt …

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No plans to cut subsidy for Kuwaitis working in private sector

‘Regulations to be imposed to protect interest of national laborers’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10, (KUNA): There are neither studies nor intentions to reduce subsidies for citizens serving in the private sector, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said on Monday. However, the minister has confirmed that regulations will …

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Jarallah meets Philippines officials

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10, (KUNA): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al- Jarallah met on Monday with Philippine Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers Abdullah Mamao and accompanying officials. Discussions dealt with bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of promoting these ties. The presidential advisor, accompanied by officials, is …

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Budget for current fiscal yr includes $1.1 bln to buy Eurofighter aircrafts

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: The budget for the current fiscal year includes $1.1 billion for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. Sources said KD 340 million of the budget of the Ministry of Defense is allotted for the purchase of machinery and air transport equipment. Sources disclosed …

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KAPP to soon complete 5-year investment plan

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has made final touches to its developmental projects for the next five years with investments estimated to be worth about KD 40 billion, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the number of such projects is about 60 …

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KOC launches gas pipeline tender

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10 : Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has launched a huge tender for the construction of a gas pipeline from the northern part of the country to Mina Ahmadi Refinery, reports Al-Anba daily. Informed sources said 12 international contractors have been qualified to participate in the project and …

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MP queries Al-Sabeeh over governmental expenditures

Al-Dallaal requests docus explaining challenges KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: Curious about governmental efforts in curbing misusage of public funds, MP Mohammed Al-Dallaal submitted a number of queries to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh on the difference between the current governmental work …

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MoI mulls over terror threats, strategy to maintain security

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: The Ministry of Interior is currently studying security threats and terrorism to determine the magnitude of danger that such acts pose, reports Al-Qabas daily. In response to social media report on the alleged terrorism threats in some parts of the country, the ministry assured that special …

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