Arab Times

‘Banks apply certain controls to regulate donation transactions’

Procedures differ from one bank to another KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Local banks follow procedures and apply certain controls to regulate Ramadan donation transactions, which are carried out in the form of remittances for the purpose of charity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said the undisclosed banks are using …

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Man nabbed for blackmailing, toying with women in distress

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Police have arrested an unidentified person, whose nationality has not been disclosed for cheating and toying with the feelings of divorced, widowed and elderly single women, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the man in a short period of time had allegedly made more than 100,000 …

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‘You are not beautiful’ – Newscaster sacked

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Ministry of Information has suspended a female newscaster for telling her colleague “You are not beautiful” during the coverage of the Municipal Council elections few days ago, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily quoting a source from the News and Political Programs Section of the ministry said …

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‘Drugged’ e-cigarettes dealer arrested

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Personnel from the General Department for Drugs Control have arrested a Kuwaiti for trading in electronic cigarettes containing marijuana and cannabis essence in liquid form, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the suspect was seized in Fintas for smoking an electronic cigarette. During interrogation he …

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Cruel owners leave animals and birds to die

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The same old story of negligence and lack of monitoring by relevant authorities has left many animals dead at the Bird Market in Al-Rai area, reports Al- Qabas daily. The daily quoting a source said many animal activists have repeatedly recorded incidents of attack against animals …

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Degrees of 14 Kuwaitis under probe

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the authenticity of degree certificates of 14 Kuwaitis who allegedly acquired them from Arab and Western universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. This happened when these ‘students’ submitted their documents for authentication and the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the …

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Rohingya Muslims brace for monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 27, (Agencies): Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet. “Our families would …

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Cyclone death toll rises to 11 in Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra

SALALAH, Oman, May 27, (AFP): The death toll from a cyclone that battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra has reached 11, while eight sailors are still missing, authorities said. Cyclone Mekunu hit Oman’s Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday after intensifying from a category one to a …

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QATAR BANS GOODS FROM BLOCKADE COUNTRIES

No hope of ending Gulf crisis: Bahrain – Fears split may benefit Iran RIYADH, May 27, (Agencies): Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbours, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago. “The information in …

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