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Amir hails Iraq poll – Iran allies round on surprise winner

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Tuesday to congratulate them on parliamentary elections’ success. His Highness the Amir said the democratic practice and high spirits of the Iraqi …

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Amir receives Ramadan greetings from top state officials

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a number of cables of congratulations and warm greetings by senior local officials on the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan. His Highness the Amir received the cables from His Highness the Crown Prince …

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‘KD 877,000 total pay of 151 expat employees’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Finance Minister Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said the salaries of 151 expatriate employees in the ministry total KD 877,000 annually, reports Al- Seyassah daily. In response to the question of MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, the minister revealed that 12 of these employees are receiving a salary of …

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‘Increase in fuel price not linked to rate of inflation’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: High cost of fuel did not contribute to high inflation rate in Kuwait shortly after announcing the new prices of fuel in September 2016, reports Al-Nahar daily. According to official data, prices of consumables after the fuel hike increased by 0.999 percent (less than 1 percent) …

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Municipality eyes crackdown – Machinery inspected

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Director of Public Hygiene and Road Works at the Hawalli Branch of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Saad Al-Jalawi said the Department of Hygiene Control conducted a field inspection to explore the hygienic conditions of machines and equipment used by the municipality’s contracting companies, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The …

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Actress fined in cop insult – Stolen car found in farm

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The Misdemeanors Court has ordered actress Hanadi Al-Kandari to pay KD 500 in fine for insulting a police lance corporal, reports Al-Rai daily. This came after the actress posted a video clip of the security man on duty on her Instagram account without his knowledge and …

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Kuwaiti’s body found; Asian in suicide bid

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The remains of a Kuwaiti believed to be in his 60s have been referred to the Forensics to identify the cause of death, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the partly decomposed body of the victim was found inside an apartment in Salmiya. Police after …

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Beware of callers offering cash rewards

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The Secretary- General of Kuwait Banking Association Dr Hamad Al-Hassawi has called on all banks clients to be cautious when responding to telephone calls, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Al-Hassawi explained there are many fraudsters out there who ask for account and secret pin …

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Huge ‘quantity’ of liquor seized in sting operation

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Three expatriates were nabbed by antinarcotics men in possession of 171 boxes of imported liquor. Apparently, the Drug Control general Department received information about the activities of an expatriate who traded in alcohol. Acting on information, a team of detectives was formed to bring the suspect …

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A crisis of democracy

Kuwaiti democracy was initiated in 1962 when our people elected the constitutional Assembly and then the enactment of the Constitution. Kuwait’s population then was small. There were 161,000 Kuwaitis out of 262,000 people in the country. Those who were eligible to vote might have not been more than 20,000. There …

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