Arab Times

Taxi drivers strike report denied

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: ❑ Reports denied: The Interior Ministry has denied reports which talked about the airport taxi drivers going on strike, reports Al-Anba daily. The ‘rumors’ about taxi drivers at the airport going on strike emanated from a dispute or rather a skirmish between a traffic policeman and …

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Clarification on Visit visa extension

I have read in Arab Times that visit visa in Kuwait cannot be extended after one month. Could you please give a clarification in this? 1. I took visa on July 5, 2018 and my family reached here on July 16, 2018 on visit visa. 2. How long they can …

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Xiamen Air plane skids off Philippine runway, disrupting flights

Thousands of air travellers faced delays on Friday after a Chinese airliner skidded off the runway at the airport in the Philippine capital, disrupting more than 200 flights as authorities struggled to remove the damaged plane. All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 were unharmed …

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India speeds flood rescue

TRIVANDRUM, India, Aug 18, (Agencies): Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is …

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Saudi Arabia prepares for Hajj pilgrimage

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 18, (Agencies): Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam’s holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Makkah ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage. “This is the first time …

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IRANIAN NAVY MOUNTS NEW DEFENCE SYSTEM ON WARSHIP

China cooperation with Iran to continue – Tehran says economy not at dead end from US sanctions BEIJING, Aug 18, (RTRS): China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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Is there a chance for cancelling visit visa rule of one month validity?

I wish to go to Kuwait under visit visa as my husband is working there. We already took air ticket for 3 months, but unexpectedly the rule changed that, visit visa will be issued for 1 month only from Aug 5, 2018. I would like to know if there is …

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Expenditure for fiscal 2018/19 reaches 3.6 pct in first quarter

‘49 pc of projects are ongoing’ KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16: The first quarter follow up report on the annual plan for fiscal 2018/2019 revealed the expenditure for this period reached 3.6 percent, approximately equal to that of the same period in fiscal 2017/2018, reports Al-Anba daily. The report disclosed 49 …

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IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October 2015 after the government was …

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