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KUWAIT TRAVEL GUIDE

Tourist Information and Travel Tips Kuwait is a small, oil-rich constitutional emirate, with foreign workers constituting 90 percent of the labour force. Kuwaiti nationals constitute 1.1million of the 3.4million population in the country, and they get to enjoy the benefits of a generous social welfare system that guarantees employment, housing, education and healthcare. Kuwait City […]

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Bahrain executes 3 convicted over police bombing

DUBAI: Bahrain yesterday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police. Bahrain’s public prosecution said the death sentences were carried out by firing squad. Abbas Al-Samea, Sami Mushaima and Ali Al-Singace were found guilty […]

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Saudi govt could shelve $13.3bn projects in 2017

DUBAI: At least $13.3 billion of government projects are at risk of being cancelled in Saudi Arabia this year because of fiscal pressures and changing government priorities, Zawya Projects reported, citing a study by consultants Faithful+ Gould. The total value of project awards for 2017 is forecast at $27 billion, and could rise to $32 […]

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Abbas warns against US embassy move

VATICAN: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned yesterday that moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would deal a huge blow to hopes for Middle East peace. Commenting as he opened a Palestinian embassy at the Vatican, Abbas added that anything which legitimized the “illegal Israeli annexation” of Jerusalem would “bury the hopes for a […]

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Sarah Al-Sayegh: First Kuwaiti-Arab photographer to chase tornados

“Get in,” she yelled at me, as I struggled to open the car doorholding two cups of double extra-hot Americanos in my hands. “Buckle up, I’m a wild driver!” she added as we sped off. Sara Al-Sayegh, a 32-year-old Kuwaiti cityscape photographer, thought the best way to present her story was by inviting me to […]

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Pope Francis lauds Amir’s peace efforts

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City lauded His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s and the state of Kuwait’s efforts in solving disputes and encouraging peace, open dialogue and humanitarian co-habitation. The Pope made this remark at his annual New Year celebration with […]

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Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight

There was no sign of Samuel L Jackson, but a snake on a plane led to the cancellation of a flight from Muscat to Dubai on Sunday. “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior […]

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Exotic pet owners have just six months to hand in animals

Abu Dhabi: Owners of now-banned exotic and dangerous pets in the UAE have just six months to hand them over to authorities or face tough penalties, it was announced on Sunday. A new federal law which came into effect this year also gives all dog owners six months to obtain a licence and vaccination certificate […]

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Kayakers reach UAE on expedition from Kuwait

Abu Dhabi: Kayakers who set off from Kuwait reached the shores of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as part of an expedition to raise awareness of protecting the marine environment. The team of three kayakers — Kayak4Kuwait — began their journey from the coast of Kuwait last year (November 10) and has seen them journey across […]

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Filipina jailed for joining IS

KUWAIT/RIYADH: A Kuwaiti court yesterday sentenced a Filipino woman to 10 years in jail after convicting her of joining the Islamic State militant group and plotting attacks. The ruling, which is not final, also calls for deporting the 32-year old after serving her term. The woman was arrested in August, two months after arriving in […]

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