Wednesday , October 18 2017

Arab Times

No North Korea ban

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 10, (AP): Stalwart US ally Kuwait will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions, its government told The Associated Press on Thursday before its ruler travels to Washington to meet President Donald Trump. In a …

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‘Modern slavery is far more prevalent in UK than thought’

LONDON, Aug 10, (RTRS): Modern slavery and human trafficking are more prevalent across Britain than previously thought as more international gangs realise they can make significant sums from it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday. The NCA said there were 300 live police operations into forced labour, sexual …

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Qataris honor HH Amir’s efforts with mural

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: Representatives of Qatari nationals Thursday morning hung the mural of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the wall of Al-Hamra Tower as a special gift from all Qataris in honor of his concerted efforts to resolve the crisis among the GCC brotherly …

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Habtoor addresses GCC and Qatari relations with experts – ‘UAE economy strong, stable’

DUBAI, UAE, Aug 10: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group hosted a select group of panellists and guests to address the ongoing boycott of Qatar and the terrorism propaganda spread though Qatari- owned broadcaster Al Jazeera at the 4th ‘Open Talk’ discussion forum held on Wednesday Aug …

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Better jobs available – Can I get release

I have completed 1.5 years in the company. I am working on “18” visa. I have found a job and planning to change, can the company refuse to give me a transfer? What are the remedies available to me? Name withheld Answer: If the company recruited you from your home …

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MPs voice opposition to imposition of VAT – ‘Cut expenses’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: Lawmakers have rejected the Valued Added Tax (VAT) Bill passed recently by the GCC Council of Ministers, indicating they will not follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other GCC countries as the bill will negatively affect citizens. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani affirmed his objection to …

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Amir visit to US opens new strategic chapter – DC throws weight behind Kuwait mediation

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s upcoming US visit will open a new chapter of multi-faceted strategic ties and cooperation, while Washington was throwing its weight behind Kuwait’s mediation in “intra-GCC” political dispute, a US diplomat said. His Highness the Amir’s visit …

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‘Cabinet approves draft law to allow govt to take KD 25b loans for 30 yrs’

Technical panel for privatization said to study priorities KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: The Cabinet has approved a draft law which allows the government to take loans of up to KD 25 billion for a period not exceeding 30 years from local or foreign bodies quoting informed sources. They said the …

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Kuwait to witness Perseids on Saturday

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: Department of Astronomy and Space at Kuwait Science Club (KSC) announced that Kuwait will witness meteor showers (Perseids) at a rate of 100 Perseids per hour next Saturday. The skies of Kuwait will be adorned with meteor showers that will be at its peak on Saturday. …

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