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Arab Times

Legislators submit bill on domestic violence

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: MPs Khalid Al-Shatti, Ahmad Al- Fadel, Youssef Al-Fadalah, Rakan Al-Nisf and Ouda Al- Ruwaie have submitted a bill on combating domestic violence. In their explanatory note, the lawmakers said that despite the global developments in the area of human rights in general, and the rights of …

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Kuwait has changed, jobless go home – Elated expats urge extension in amnesty time to 3 months

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Statistics issued by the General Department of Immigration reveal that the number of residency violators as of 2016 reached 22,738 compared to 25,106 violators in 2015. This marks a decline in the number of violators of residency law. Domestic workers (with visa No. 20) constitute majority …

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Al-Sabeeh promises to examine seriously issues raised by MPs

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24, (KUNA): Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh on Wednesday assured National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim and MPs, namely the legislators who interpellated her the day before, that she would seriously look into the issues they raised. …

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Easier to get latest e-passports – Overseas care linked

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: A number of senior officials at Ministry of Interior attended the weekly meeting at Al-Naham Diwaniya in Al-Salam area where they discussed a number of important issues, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant Director General of General Department for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Colonel Khalid Bahwa explained that …

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‘Block’ mulled for files – ‘Stick to rules’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Kuwait Municipality has been contemplating measures to suspend the transactions of anybody who contravenes the building regulations set by concerned government authorities, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the procedure will be coordinated by the Municipality in collaboration with the Ministries of Interior, Justice, and …

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Prisons overcrowding

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24 : Kuwait Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecutor agreed to form a special committee tasked with solving overcrowding in Kuwait prisons, MoI Undersecretary Gen. Mahmoud Al- Doseri said Sunday. He told reporters after meeting with members of the National Assembly Human Rights Comittee to discuss …

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‘Bid to counter threats’ – Plan to buy 40 jets

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24, (Agencies): Kuwait has informed the US that it plans to go ahead with the purchase of 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. However, specialized military committees will follow up on the details of the purchase of the fighter jets, and their maintenance, training and spare parts. Kuwait had …

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Liquor peddlers arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Two Asians were arrested in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh for peddling in liquor after security operatives on a round of the area seized 110 bottles of local brew in their possession. A security source said the two suspects were holding plastic bags and they tried to flee upon …

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Turk threat on Manbij … We’re ready: Kurds

ANKARA/BEIRUT, Jan 24, (RTRS): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States. Turkey’s air and ground operation, now …

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Iraqi Vice President praises Kuwait – Kuwait has moral standing in the region, world: Allawi

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): Iraqi Vice President Dr. Iyad Allawi hailed on Wednesday Kuwait’s ability and wisdom to deal with “great political dilemmas”, adding, “despite its geographical size, it has a moral standing in the region and the world.” The remarks were made during a meeting with a visiting Kuwaiti …

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