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MP requests govt to shorten work period by 2 hours

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has urged the government to shorten the work period by two hours during summer due to the hot weather and to lessen pressure on the electricity network, reports Annahar daily. He also stressed the need to rescind the government’s decision to increase work …

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Ministers urged to dry all sources of ‘corruption’ in governmental bodies

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: The government has called on ministers to complete the steps specified by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak to dry all sources of corruption in governmental bodies, reports Al-Qabas daily. Knowledgeable sources pointed out that the success of the mechanism for combating bribery in governmental …

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Steps taken to raid scores of vice dens in Salwa area

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: A member of the Municipal Council and Head of Hawally Committee Abdullah Al-Roumi revealed that a moral committee has been formed by Ministry of Interior and Kuwait Municipality to raid locations within Salwa area where illicit activities are carried out. In a press release, he indicated …

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Teenaged Syrian girl raped in wedding pledge

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: A 19-year-old Syrian girl has filed a complaint with the Riqqa Police Station accusing an unidentified person of raping her, reports Al-Anba daily. The victim said the suspect introduced himself as M.H., speaking in Kuwaiti dialect, swore that he is Kuwaiti and promised to marry her. …

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Cop caught cheating high school exams

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: A policeman working for the Criminal Investigation Department has been arrested and referred to the Waha Police Station for verbally insulting and attempting to beat a Kuwaiti teacher, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily said, this happened when the suspect who is answering a high school exam, …

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Indian bootleggers gang held

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: Police have arrested three Indians for manufacturing alcohol, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the arrest came after police suspected a frightened looking pedestrian walking along a road in Salmiya with a bag in hand constantly looking to his right and left. Police then stopped …

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Egyptian held with drugs in Abbasiya; ‘Reckless’ driver nabbed

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: Farwaniya securitymen arrested a 51-year-old Egyptian in Abbasiya for the possession of an undisclosed quantity of narcotics including hashish and drug paraphernalia. While patrolling the area, the securitymen noticed the suspect who was sleeping inside his vehicle where they found the narcotics and drug paraphernalia. A …

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‘Aggressive’ Iran worries Merkel

TEHRAN LISTS DEMANDS FOR IMPROVING TIES WITH U.S. AMMAN, June 21, (Agencies): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East. “Iran’s aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather …

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Lebanon set to calm row on Iran passport stamps

BEIRUT, June 21, (RTRS): Lebanon’s interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its ally Hezbollah. The move by a state security agency allows entry for Iranians at the airport …

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Merkel pledges $100 million loan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing next to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, she made no …

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