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Arab Times

MP proposes use of solar energy to rationalize power consumption

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: MP Abdullah Fahad has proposed using solar energy in all mosques, taking into consideration that the remarkable increase in electricity consumption during summer sometimes causes power outage. In his proposal, the lawmaker stressed the need to rationalize electricity consumption and keep pace with international technological developments …

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Kuwaiti caught growing ‘marijuana’ in his home

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at Ministry of Interior, in a press release, revealed that officers from the Drugs Control General Department arrested a Kuwaiti citizen who cultivated marijuana in his house. When information about the citizen’s illicit activities was received, intensive investigations …

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Bedoun youth arrested with drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A Bedoun youth was arrested in Farwaniya area in possession of narcotic pills locally known as “Lareeka” and a sachet of marijuana. According to security sources, officers of private taskforce were patrolling Farwaniya area when they suspected a Japanese-made vehicle and ordered the driver to pull …

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Wanted man nabbed

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A Kuwaiti citizen who was sentenced in absentia to prison for a term of three and a half months was arrested in Farwaniya area, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling the area when they noticed a man speeding as soon as he …

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Spread of ‘Strawberry’ pills in schools draw concern

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The Ministry of Education announced it is following with great interest what is being published in social media about the spread of ‘strawberry’ pills in schools, but at the same time said no such case has yet been reported from any school, reports Al-Anba daily. The …

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Crime doesn’t pay – Syrian acquired Kuwaiti citizenship 22 years ago

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A Syrian who acquired the citizenship of Kuwait through illegal means has been arrested after his angry wife reported him to the authorities in Kuwait. The suspect who was granted the citizenship 22 years ago reportedly worked in the public sector, later got married and has …

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Visa freeze on North Koreans

KUWAIT CITY/DOHA, Sept 19, (RTRS): North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged …

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Kuwaitis hold on to their properties in Lebanon despite shaky circumstances

‘Kuwaiti nationals always feel at home in Sawfar town’ BEIRUT, Sept 19, (KUNA): Despite the shaky economic, security, and political circumstances, which ironically seem to always be the norm in Lebanon, Kuwaitis continue to hold on to their properties in the neighbouring Arab country. According to a report by the …

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Qatar accuses Bahrain of abusing a routine fisheries

DOHA: Qatar accused Bahrain on Tuesday of abusing a routine fisheries enforcement case to deepen a three month diplomatic crisis between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. “The State of Qatar condemned the statement issued by the Bahraini interior ministry on the detention of 15 Bahraini boats carrying 20 sailors, …

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70,000 new and expectant mothers among Rohingya influx: Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 19, (AFP): Bangladesh said Monday there were 70,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers among the wave of Rohingya refugees who have entered the country after fleeing violence from Myanmar in the past three weeks. The UN says 415,000 civilians from the Rohingya Muslim minority have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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