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Kuwait emir accepts premier’s resignation


July 1st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, July 1 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.Sheikh Sabah has received the prime minister's resignation, ... Read more...

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Britain slams Ahmedinejad’s visit to Abu Musa


April 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has described the recent visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the disputed island of Abu Musa as "highly unfortunate"."The United Kingdom supports a peaceful ... Read more...

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Wedding fire kills 41, injures 76 in Kuwait


August 16th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IBNS
Kuwait, Aug 16 (IBNS) At least 41 people, including women and children, died and over 76 others were injured after a fire broke out at a wedding tent here Saturday night, said ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait commit $1.34 bn for Gaza rebuilding (Second Lead)


January 19th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Monday announced $1.34 billion in aid for relief and reconstruction work in the Gaza Strip where Israeli attacks over the last three weeks have ... Read more...

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New $2-bn Arab fund to help small enterprises in region


January 19th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 19 (IANS) Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced Monday a new $2-billion joint Arab initiative to provide and sustain financial resources for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ... Read more...

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Saudi foreign minister calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 16 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Chairing a special session of Arab foreign ministers in Kuwait Friday ... Read more...

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Gaza to top Arab economic summit agenda (Lead)


January 16th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 16 (IANS) The situation in Gaza, where the three-week-long Israeli attacks have claimed over 1,100 Palestinian lives, will top the agenda of the Arab economic summit to be held in ... Read more...

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Court order closes Kuwait bourse after dramatic losses


November 13th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, Nov 13 (DPA) The oil-rich Gulf state of Kuwait halted its share trading by a court order on Thursday after significant losses on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE), Kuwait news ... Read more...

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Kuwaiti surgeon develops new method to treat cataract


October 18th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS) A Kuwaiti eye specialist has invented a process by which cataracts can be treated with a rentiscope without going for the complex option of retina transplant.Khaled Al-Sabti, head ... Read more...

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Look, we’re strong and stable: Kuwaiti banks


October 14th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) Three major banks in Kuwait have made a strong pitch for their stability in the face of the global financial crisis, releasing quarterly results that revealed significant profits.Heads ... Read more...

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Kuwait banking forum reaffirms banks’ lending commitments


October 14th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) A banking forum in Kuwait has reaffirmed the commitment of banks in that country to provide all needed forms of financial support for their clients.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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More Kuwaiti firms take part in Iraq reconstruction


October 14th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) An increasing number of Kuwaiti firms are taking part in the massive reconstruction programme being carried out in war-torn Iraq.Iraq's Minister for Housing and Reconstruction Bayan Dizayee has ... Read more...

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Kuwait interest rate cut hailed


October 9th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) A decision by Kuwait's central bank to cut interest rates has been hailed by the bankers and financial analysts as a step in the right direction.The Central Bank ... Read more...

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Kuwait to host conference on alternative energy


September 26th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait, Sep 26 (IANS) Kuwait will host a major international conference on alternative energy next year.The conference on "Applications of Alternative Energy: A Choice or Necessity" will be organised by the Kuwait ... Read more...

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More Islamic finance firms in Kuwait than conventional ones


September 25th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS) There are more Islamic finance-compliant investment companies in Kuwait than conventional institutions, new figures have revealed.Analysis of data released by the Central Bank of Kuwait showed that there ... Read more...

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Kuwait parliament okays independent body on foreign labour


September 11th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Kuwait's parliament has approved a new proposal to set up an independent body to deal with issues relating to expatriate workers.The National Assembly, in its emergency session that ... Read more...

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Kuwait parliament to hold emergency session on foreign workers


September 4th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 4 (IANS) Kuwait's parliament will hold an emergency session Sep 10 to discuss the issue of foreign workers in that country. There are around 550,000 expatriate Indians in Kuwait.Parliament Speaker ... Read more...

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Kuwait sets up three real estate companies


September 1st, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 1 (IANS) The Kuwaiti government has set up three companies in the real estate sector with a combined total of 9 million Kuwaiti dinars ($33.6 million).The Al-Marzam real estate company ... Read more...

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Ramadan to start Sep 1: Kuwaiti astronomer


August 24th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, Aug 24 (IANS) The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will start Sep 1, according to a leading Kuwaiti astronomer.Mona Ahmed Anbar, director of astronomy and space sciences at the Kuwait Science ... Read more...

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Kuwait plans to develop media city


August 21st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) Kuwait is planning to develop a media city as part of its five-year 50-billion Kuwaiti dinars ($186.6 billion) overall development plan. Kuwait's Minister for Information Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid ... Read more...

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Why women interact socially better than men


August 15th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Women have higher emotional intelligence than men. That is why they perform better in several areas of social interaction and have a higher sense of well-being and satisfaction, ... Read more...

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Kuwait modifies entry law for expatriates with GCC residency visa


August 15th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Foreigners holding residency visas in any of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations can now enter Kuwait by simply securing a tourist visa at any of the country's ... Read more...

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Kuwait investment firm closes real estate fund


August 11th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 11 (IANS) Kuwaiti firm Global Investment House (GIH) Monday announced that it was closing its 'Global Real Estate Leasing Fund for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)' to finalise ... Read more...

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Kuwait prince calls for protection of expat workers’ rights


August 5th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS) Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has urged the city state's labour authorities to do everything possible to protect the rights of expatriate workers and maintain ... Read more...

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Kuwait records highest earnings in 2008 first quarter


July 11th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 11 (IANS) Riding on record global oil prices, Kuwait recorded it highest revenue earnings in the first quarter of 2008. According to statistics released by the Central Bank of Kuwait ... Read more...

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Kuwait to restore full diplomatic ties with Iraq


July 10th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS) Kuwait will become the third Gulf nation, after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, to restore diplomatic relations with Iraq. Kuwait's foreign undersecretary Khalid Al-Jarallah told the ... Read more...

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Kuwait goes to polls for second time in two years


May 17th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 17 (IANS) Kuwait went to the polls Saturday, the second time in two years, to elect its 50-member parliament. The elections were held in the Gulf city-state under ... Read more...

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