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MP Al-Tabtabae blasts KPC, alleges fraud - Kuwait Times
MP Al-Tabtabae blasts KPC, alleges fraud KUWAIT: In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful. “The plan, and Allah plans, and Allah is the Best of Planners” (Holy Quran 8:30). Praise be to Allah who supported us with his grace, as we did not need more than the statement of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) that was published in yesterday’s newspapers to answer the parliamentary question we put forward in regards to the packages (worth millions) – given to senior officials in the oil sectors to prove that KPC is still practicing its chaotic policies of fraud and misinforming the public   Read More ...
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Policemen indifference - Kuwait Times
Policemen indifference Everybody is complaining and grumbling about traffic situations in Kuwait, the way people drive and vehicles that are not fit for ordinary roads but instead should rather be driven on racing tracks. Complainers also often criticize security forces, namely traffic police who they accuse of being too passive and all they do is to be present on various streets without interfering to stop reckless motorists   Read More ...
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Jaber Al-Ahmad Center kicks off massive six-month cultural festival
Jaber Al-Ahmad Center kicks off massive six-month cultural festival KUWAIT: Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center chose the late Amir’s quote ‘From Kuwait We Start’ as the theme of its first festival season, which kicks off today. The center intends to showcase the Kuwaiti cultural scene’s cream of the crop to suit the venue, which won several international awards for its architectural beauty, the center’s director-general for events Faisal Khaja said yesterday   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Culture |  Cultural Festival |  Festival | 
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Railway project to see the light soon: KAPP - Kuwait Times
Railway project to see the light soon: KAPP KUWAIT: Director of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) Motlaq Al-Sane said that plans to carry out the Kuwait Metro Rail Project have been approved. In an interview with Al-Rai newspaper, Sane confirmed that KAPP has completed the feasibility study for the project and its tender for public bidding. As for the foreign banks funding the project, Sane said that they have set conditions that exceed demands by the foreign partner   Read More ...
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Survey reveals widespread concern about heart disease in Kuwait
Survey reveals widespread concern about heart disease in Kuwait Nearly 40 percent fear dying of heart disease. KUWAIT: A new survey of social attitudes toward heart disease in Kuwait has revealed widespread concern about the illness, with leading regional heart doctors calling for greater education on the topic. The survey which was commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the region’s leading heart care hospital, and a strategic GCC medical resource for Kuwaiti nationals, sought responses to a series of questions about heart disease and its root causes   Read More ...
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American giant Co. Honeywell plans "summit" in Kuwait
KUWAIT, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- The American conglomerate Honeywell said on Sunday it would hold a "summit" in Kuwait on October 3 for swapping ideas among industrialists for revamping the local sector. Honeywell chairman in Kuwait George Bou-Metri said a news conference that the two-day summit aims at backing up Kuwait's strategy of transforming into a global hub for the oil, gas and petrochemicals' industries   Read More ...
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Lt General Mohammad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah retires after 39 years in service of Kuwait
Lt General Mohammad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah retires after 39 years in service of Kuwait KUWAIT: Lt General Sheikh Mohammad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah is a senior Interior Ministry official who committed himself since joining the military service to keep a watchful eye on Kuwait’s security and safety, and dedicated all his efforts for this cause. He has been sailing the seas and roaming the land, and still does so to fulfill his promise   Read More ...
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First Consulting Services for Government Projects Forum (ENCON1) kicks off today
First Consulting Services for Government Projects Forum (ENCON1) kicks off today KUWAIT: The First Consulting Services for Governmental Projects Forum (ENCON1) commences today at 7:00 pm at Al-Baraka Ballroom of Crowne Plaza hotel under the motto of ‘Towards Professional and Transparent Consulting Services.’ Engineer Magdy Sabry, the Executive Manager of the organizing company NoufEXPO, was pleased to note that ENCON1 convenes under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait   Read More ...
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1,358,780 travellers in August - Kuwait Times
1,358,780 travellers in August KUWAIT: Passengers’ traffic at Kuwait International Airport reached 1,358,780 passengers during August, 74,460 of them are Gulf nationals, passport authorities said in a statement. Beggars. Residency detectives arrested an Arab man who brought beggars from his country into Kuwait. detectives launched investigations after receiving tips about a suspect obtaining tourist visas, and told people that he could remove their blacklisting for absconding and deportation in exchange of money   Read More ...
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Travelers | 
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Renewable energy: From oil alternative to economic project - Kuwait Times
Renewable energy: From oil alternative to economic project KUWAIT: Thanks to collective inter-agency effort to materialize the vision of Kuwait’s political leadership, solar, and wind energies have become a tangible reality after Al-Shaqaya Renewable Energy Complex went operational. The complex has been hooked to the national power grid recently, thus adding nearly 23 million kilowatts per hour in the first six months to the country’s generating capacity   Read More ...
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Tags: Energy |  Green energy |  Renewable Energy | 
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UN General Assembly session to discuss security - Amb. Al-Otaibi
NEW YORK, Sept 13 (KUNA) -- The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly next week will discuss several security topics and other prominent regional and international issues, said Representative of Kuwait to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi. The Kuwaiti delegation will be headed by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah during the meeting on September 20, Al-Otaibi told KUNA on Wednesday   Read More ...
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KEPS following climate change impact on migratory birds - Kuwait Times
KEPS following climate change impact on migratory birds KUWAIT: Bird monitoring and protection team of Kuwait Environment Protection Society (KEPS) said yesterday it is monitoring the impact of climate change on migratory birds and their migration to and from Kuwait during its annual migration from the North to the South and vice versa. The team during its participation in the assessment of local potential for the development of a national bird-watching activity workshop presented some suggestions and courses of monitoring and protection of birds to increase knowledge about this field, team member Mohammed Khorshid told KUNA   Read More ...
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New technical measures to rehabilitate water grid - Kuwait Times
New technical measures to rehabilitate water grid KUWAIT: MEW’s assistant undersecretary for water operation and maintenance, Khalifa Mohammed Al-Feraij announced the commencement of new technical measures to rehabilitate the fresh water grid in blocks 5 and 7 at Funaitees after some new buildings had been built. He added that the rehabilitation measures include cleaning and sterilization. Minimum retirement age. Chairman of Kuwait Labor Union, Salem Shebeeb Al-Ajmi hailed the parliamentary financial affairs decision on approving a draft law proposing amending the social security law concerning reducing the minimum retirement age and maximum service years for both men and women   Read More ...
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Alarming increase in cars, traffic as schools reopen - Kuwait Times
Alarming increase in cars, traffic as schools reopen KUWAIT: The Chairman of Kuwait Society for Traffic Safety and member of the Supreme Traffic Council, Dr Bader Al-Matar stressed the importance of setting a special plan to limit traffic congestions due to the beginning of the new school year commencement of the alarming increase in the number of vehicles on the roads   Read More ...
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The back to school jams - Kuwait Times
The back to school jams KUWAIT: There’s not much new on the streets of Kuwait except becoming jammed in traffic as schools reopen. Children sleeping in cars to catch every ounce of sleep they can get before reaching school will be repeated until they fix their sleeping hours after the holiday – this is another common sight in traffic. Despite repeated attempts by parents each year to depart early to avoid the crazy traffic, something always happen at home in the last minute to postpone leaving   Read More ...
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IOM honors Kuwait’s Social Affairs Minister - Kuwait Times
IOM honors Kuwait’s Social Affairs Minister KUWAIT: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) honored Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh in recognition of her role in promoting human and labor rights, on Sunday, at the UNDP Kuwait office in Mishref. In his speech, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah praised Minister Al-Sabeeh’s role towards strengthening the principles and laws of human rights in Kuwait   Read More ...
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Bloggers beware - Kuwait Times
Bloggers beware KUWAIT: Well-informed sources at the foreign ministry stressed that legal action will be taken against bloggers and media figures who have slandered HH the Amir and Kuwait’s reputation. Sources explained that Kuwait will not allow any of its citizens to insult a friendly or brotherly country and, at the same time, will never tolerate slander or insults against HH the Amir or the State of Kuwait   Read More ...
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Tags: Weblogs |  Bloggers | 
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Impact of evolving demographics on Kuwait banking
Impact of evolving demographics on Kuwait banking KUWAIT: Marmore MENA Intelligence, a subsidiary of Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”, recently released a report titled ‘Demographics & Kuwait Banking’, analyzing the impact of evolving demographics on Kuwait Banking. The report stated that it is always a challenge to link a slow moving big factor like demographics to the fortune of a particular industry   Read More ...
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Shamal Azzour shares available in Q1 2018
Shamal Azzour shares available in Q1 2018 KUWAIT: The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) said NBK Capital would manage a 50 percent offering of Shamal Azzour Al-Oula’s shares to the public, expected in first quarter of 2018. Shamal Azzour Al-Oula, Kuwait’s first and only independent power and water plant, is planning to list on Boursa Kuwait exchange once the shares have been distributed, a statement by KAPP said yesterday   Read More ...
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NBK only Kuwaiti bank among world’s 50 safest banks in 2017
NBK only Kuwaiti bank among world’s 50 safest banks in 2017 Bank moves up 8 positions to rank 41st in list. KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) maintained its listing in The World’s 50 Safest Banks list by Global Finance for the 12th consecutive time; topping international financial heavyweights. NBK is the only Kuwaiti bank in Global Finance’s list. According to the new ranking, NBK has moved up 8 positions ranking 41st on Global Finance’s list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks for 2017 and placed 2nd in the Middle East regional list   Read More ...
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Only in Kuwait - Kuwait Times
Only in Kuwait Good morning readers, I wish you all a new happy and prosperous new academic year. In today’s piece I would like to talk about the odd things that are taking place in Kuwait. Only in Kuwait you will see erratic drivers racing an ambulance that is rushing a patient to a nearby hospital. You will see these reckless drivers tailgating the ambulance or try to compete with it from other lanes   Read More ...
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Three people reportedly killed, US official says Irma recovery takes months
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- With Massive Hurricane Irma now impacting all of South Florida reportedly killing three people, US Secretary of Energy on Sunday says restoration could take months on Sunday. Rick Perry said in an interview with Headlines News as many as four million people could be without power from the storm. Currently, utility trucks are pre-positioned and ready to restore power, but recovery could take months   Read More ...
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Global expands and diversifies its real estate holdings in UK
Global expands and diversifies its real estate holdings in UK Acquisitions raise total value of managed assets to $400m. KUWAIT: Acting on behalf of its clients, Global Investment House (Global), a regional Asset Management and Investment Banking firm headquartered in Kuwait with offices in major capital markets in the MENA region, has unconditionally contracted to acquire two institutional grade retail warehouses in the towns of Bury, in the greater Manchester area, and in the large seaport town of Grimsby, UK   Read More ...
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Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice
Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice Guillermo del Toro’s monster thriller “The Shape of Water” took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen. Del Toro was named winner of the Golden Lion by a jury headed by US actress Annette Bening, beating contenders including George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing   Read More ...
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Messi hat trick puts Barca in La Liga lead
Messi hat trick puts Barca in La Liga lead Barcelona rout Espanyol 5-0. BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Ousmane Dembele set up a goal in his debut for Barcelona in a comfortable 5-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday. Messi struck twice in the first half, and leads the Spanish league with five goals. Gerard Pique headed in a fourth goal   Read More ...
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Seeding the future: Modern ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants
Seeding the future: Modern ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants FRAMINGHAM: An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla robbinsiana   Read More ...
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Wang takes over Brooklyn street in ode to New York
Wang takes over Brooklyn street in ode to New York The fourth day of Fashion Week saw Alexander Wang close off a dead-end street in Brooklyn to present his latest collection, an ode to New York and a new look at some of his signature stylistic elements. Christian Siriano offered up what he called a “psychedelic dream garden” of wild colors and whimsical prints, and a diverse runway in terms of shape, size, and gender   Read More ...
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Arab League chief urges "frank and open" talks on Kurdish independence plans
CAIRO, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- Arab League chief Ahmed Abulgheit on Sunday urged Iraqi government and Kurdistan regional officials to hold urgent "frank and open" discussions over the loss of confidence in the wake of Kurdish plans to secede from Iraq. The secretary-general's remarks came in a statement after one-day talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in Irbil   Read More ...
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Kuwait committed to global educational development - minister
KUWAIT, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is committed to providing humanitarian assistance worldwide across many spectrums, including educational development, the Minister of Education and Higher Education said. Minister Mohammad Al-Faris' remarks came during his attendance of an inauguration ceremony for a lecture hall named after Kuwait at KAZGUU University, which specializes in law and economics, in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday evening   Read More ...
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His Highness Amir sends condolences cable to Mexican president
KUWAIT, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Sunday a cable of condolences to the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto. His Highness expressed his sincere condolences and sorrow over the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck off the country's southern coast recently, killing and injuring hundreds of people. His Highness prayed for mercy upon the deceased victims, wished a swift recovery for the injured, and hoped that officials in Mexico can overcome the aftermath of the quake   Read More ...
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His Highness Deputy Amir receives IOM director-general
KUWAIT, Sept (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Sunday First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and The International Orgnization for Migration's (IOM) Director-General William Lacy Swing on the ocassion of his visit to the country. His Highness the Deputy Amir praised the IOM efforts in supporting and contributing to the alleviation of the suffering of displaced people around the world   Read More ...
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3rd KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs launched
KUWAIT, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) and the Youth Empowerment Organization (Tmkeen) have announced the beginning of registration for the KIPCO Tmkeen Award for Young Entrepreneurs 2017. A statement issued by KIPCO said that this is the third year that the award takes place, and this year's focus will be on entrepreneurial businesses in e-media and technology sectors   Read More ...
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Egyptian Police kill nine armed men in shoutout in Giza city
CAIRO, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- Nine armed terrorists were killed Sunday by Egyptian police during storming into two apartments in Giza in southwestern Cairo. Egypt's state news agency (MENA) quoted an Intrior Ministry source as saying that five policemen were injured during the shoutout. It added that one of the gunmen detonated an explosive device in his possession before firing on the security troops, noting that the group members were hiding in the apartments and were planning to carry out a number of terrorist operations   Read More ...
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South Florida feels first signs of Hurricane Irma
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- Florida experienced the first signs of monster Hurricane Irma Saturday, as tropical force winds and rain left thousands without electricity and officials urging residents to flee to safety. Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings extended from parts of Florida to coastal Georgia and South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported late Saturday. Wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour were reported in the Florida Keys, where Irma is expected to strike hardest   Read More ...
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Dead body of girl dumped in garden - Kuwait Times
Dead body of girl dumped in garden KUWAIT: A citizen reported finding a girl’s body in his own garden. After identifying the girl, detectives quickly found out about her relation with a citizen in his twenties living in a nearby block in the same area. After the suspect’s arrest, he told the police that the girl was with him at his home when she allegedly fell dead   Read More ...
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Kuwaiti and sons rescued in desert - Kuwait Times
Kuwaiti and sons rescued in desert KUWAIT: Saudi civil defense forces recently managed to locate and rescue the Kuwaiti citizen, Mohammed Bin Nasser Al-Ajmi and his two sons (9 and 5 years old ), who had been lost in the desert for two days during a trip from Riyadh to Kuwait. Al-Ajmi explained that he got lost as he was trying a new short cut on a desert road   Read More ...
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Parents lock kids at home - Kuwait Times
Parents lock kids at home KUWAIT: Two Lebanese kids ( 5 and 7 years old) were recently rescued after their parents locked them in the family apartment in Sabah Al-Salem alone area alone. Sources claimed the kids were continuously crying and screaming for hours until the neighbors heard them and called the police to break open the door. The parents are now facing charges of negligence   Read More ...
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A backpacks campaign for stateless students - Kuwait Times
A backpacks campaign for stateless students Suppose the new school year is starting and you as a parent cannot afford to get school supplies for your kids after a major financial crisis. It might be hard to imagine it could happen in a country like Kuwait, where stationery can be amongst the cheapest materials you can find but it is a sad reality for thousands of stateless students at the start of the academic year   Read More ...
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American council confers prize on Kuwaiti poet - Kuwait Times
American council confers prize on Kuwaiti poet KUWAIT: The National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) has bestowed its Global Humanitarian and Business Achievement Award upon a prominent Kuwaiti poet and activist for his work to promote the Islamic faith. The award was given to Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain fresh off a key speech he delivered before the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York, read a statement by the Al-Babtain Cultural Foundation yesterday   Read More ...
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Kuwait and US unite against terror, renew commitments - Kuwait Times
Kuwait and US unite against terror, renew commitments Agreement reached to boost Kuwait armed forces. WASHINGTON: US and Kuwait yesterday renewed their commitments to promoting stability and security during the second round of their annual Strategic Dialogue. The meeting was co-chaired by US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson and Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah   Read More ...
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