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Pope avoids Rohingya row – ‘Respect human rights’

NAYPYITAW, Nov 28, (Agencies): Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for “each ethnic group and its identity”. The pope avoided a diplomatic backlash by not using …

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Kuwait studies online renewal of residence – Dependent-to-work at 21 eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Director-General of the General Department of Residence Affairs, Major-General Talal Ma’arafi said the department is considering automatic renewal of residence permit for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. The department is reportedly looking at offers submitted by several companies to run the project. Ma’arafi said the project aims …

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Many proposals afoot to cut health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The head of the Health Committee of the National Assembly MP Dr Hamoud Al-Khudair said the committee will examine a number of proposals over the next few days to reduce the health fees for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Khudair added, there are a number of proposals to …

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Big improvement in discipline after latest traffic regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Since the activation of Article 207 of the traffic law, about a fortnight ago, discipline among the drivers has reached at an unprecedented level, reports Annahar daily. The daily quoting sources said firm application of the law has instilled some discipline among the motorists. The source …

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Teams to monitor donation collectors, ‘camp teachers’

Bid to protect youths from radicalism KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The ministries of Interior, Awqaf and Social Affairs will form teams to monitor and pursue those who collect donations and give unaccredited lessons in camping sites, as such acts contravene the laws of the country, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. …

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‘Onions’ from Egypt are safe

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Results of laboratory tests conducted by the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition showed that samples of onions imported from Egypt are safe for human consumption, reports Al-Rai daily. This puts an end to the controversy on the import of onions from Egypt which started when …

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9 year old Kuwaiti student beats up Kuwaiti teacher

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: A 26-year-old Kuwaiti female teacher has filed a complaint with the Fintas Police Station accusing a 9-year-old Kuwaiti schoolboy of beating her on her hand several times and breaking her finger, reports Al-Anba daily. The teacher has submitted a medical report according to which it will …

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Police foil suicide attempt

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: An unidentified Egyptian who attempted to end his life by trying, to be run over by oncoming cars has been arrested and referred to the authorities, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, the suspect had been sentenced in absentia to four years imprisonment and was …

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