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Contractor steals KD 950,000 and runs

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: A Lebanese man has filed a complaint with the Jahra Police Station accusing the contractor of his company stealing KD 950,000, reports Al-Shahed daily. He told the police the theft was discovered after hundreds of company workers complained of non-payment of their salaries. Speaking to the daily, a security source affirmed the authenticity of the complaint because complaints continue to pour in. In the meantime, it has been reported the contractor has left the country. However, legal action has been initiated against the suspect.
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Worker threatens to kill boss for not sanctioning leave

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: An employee at the Car Technical Testing Department in Nuwaiseeb Center was arrested for threatening to kill his direct supervisor with a knife, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the source, the incident occurred after the supervisor refused to sign the employee’s leave form. The employee got mad, took a knife and threatened to kill his boss. Fortunately, their colleagues intervened and pacified the disputing parties. The source said the supervisor filed a complaint at Nuwaiseeb Police Station accusing the employee of insulting and attempting to kill him in public while he was on duty. The complainant...
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Kuwaiti and his Egyptian girlfriend caught drunk in Salmiya

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4:  Hawally securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti citizen and his Egyptian girlfriend who were under the influence of alcohol with a bottle of local wine in their possession, reports Alrai daily. According to a security source, the arrest took place in Salmiya while the securitymen were patrolling the area. The officers flagged down a car driven by the citizen who was accompanied by his Egyptian girlfriend due to the erratic movement of the vehicle. Initial investigations revealed the Egyptian woman was also a violator of Residence Law. The suspects were referred to the concerned security department along with...

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IS-linked suspect trial set for Dec 10

Ruling withheld against duo in forgery case KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of First Instance Court that had earlier acquitted a citizen and a worker at the Traffic Department, and instead, decided to refrain from issuing a verdict against the first defendant (citizen) who was accused of using his colleague’s identification details to transfer ownership of a motorcycle. The Public Prosecution accused the concerned civil employee (second defendant) at the Traffic Department of forging official document, which allowed the citizen to sign it instead of the plaintiff – in order to complete transfer of...
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Sex tools found in post parcel

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The Parcel Unit at Hateen Post Office found a piece of antiquity in a parcel sent from a GCC country to an Arab expatriate. The recipient is undergoing interrogation. Meanwhile, officials at the Parcel Unit of Sadeeq Post Office detected immoral sexual materials inside a parcel containing clothing. The parcel has since been seized by concerned officials. In another incident, Director of Land Customs at the General Customs Administration Meshan Al- Sa’eedi disclosed that customs officers at Abdali Border foiled an attempt by one Arab expatriate to smuggle 1.6 kilogram of shabu hidden in a truck...
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Kuwait’s ALAFCO, Airline SAS clinch aircraft lease deal

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) has signed a 10-year deal with the Scandinavian region’s national carrier SAS to lease a quintet of aircraft from the Airbus A320 family. ALAFCO expects to receive the first airliner out of five by April of next year, the aircraft-leasing company’s deputy chairman and CEO Ahmad Al-Zaben said in a statement. The deal will prove instrumental in propelling the local aviation sector to new heights, he said. The Kuwait-based company engages in aircraft leasing and provides management, marketing and consultancy services to the aviation industry.

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Kuwaiti expert calls for greater investment in energy resources

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4, (KUNA): Chief Executive Officer at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Nizar Al-Adsani Tuesday called for developing and investing in all energy resources to meet future demand, however he cautioned greater consumption must be coupled with cutting emissions. Al-Adsani’s statement came during a ceremony marking issuance of the 2018 oil forecast report, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), hosted by Kuwait. The IEA and OPEC are working together for a stable energy world, he has said, affirming that the global energy scene has become much more coherent, where the producers and consumers have become partners, rather than...
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Australian sheep exporters to stop exports to Middle East for 3 mths

SYDNEY, Dec 4, (RTRS): Australia’s livestock exporters will stop shipping live sheep to the Middle East for three months each year from 2019, an industry body said on Tuesday, amid rising public anger over the trade worth around A$55 million ($40 million) annually. The Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) said its members had voluntary agreed to halt shipments of live sheep to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer. The move comes amid widespread public anger after footage emerged showing the death of 2,400 sheep on a ship bound for the Middle East, prompting calls for the entire trade...
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Kuwait plane airlifts Houthis to Stockholm – ‘Crisis worsens’

SANAA, Dec 4, (Agencies): A Houthi delegation left for Sweden on Tuesday for UNsponsored Yemen peace talks, the first since 2016, as Western nations press for an end to the war and the United Nations warned of a looming economic disaster. The nearly four-year-old conflict, which has killed thousands and left millions facing starvation, pits the Iranianaligned Houthi group against Yemeni forces backed by an Arab coalition loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A Kuwaiti passenger jet carrying the Houthi team accompanied by UN special envoy Martin Griffiths left...

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Iran wants to expand missile range – Tehran threat on oil

GENEVA, Dec 4, (Agencies): Iran wants to increase its missiles’ range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran’s weapons programme as a regional security threat. US President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, criticising the deal for not including curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles. “One of our most important programmes is increasing the range of missiles and ammunition,” said the head of the Iranian air force, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, according to...
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Media coverage contrasts George H.W. Bush’s era with Donald Trump

NEW YORK, Dec 4, (AP): With a week commemorating the death of former President George H.W. Bush due to climax with a memorial service Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the national media has almost inevitably focused on the contrast between his era and the present day. Even without President Donald Trump giving fresh fuel to those comparisons, they led to at least one angry television confrontation Monday on ABC’s “The View.” TV networks marked Bush’s passing late Friday with reminiscences and coverage of Bush’s body being fl own Monday from Texas to Washington, DC. The top broadcasters and cable...
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‘Irishman’ a risky film, says Martin Scorsese

‘Favourite’ reigns LOS ANGELES, Dec 3, (RTRS): Martin Scorsese tackled a range of subjects during a discussion on stage at the Marrakech Int’l Film Festival Sunday, including the contribution to cinema of streamers like Netflix, the backers of his latest movie, “The Irishman”, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Scorsese is viewed as one of the godfathers of the Marrakech Film Festival, having attended on three previous occasions, including as jury president in 2013. During the fest’s 17th edition, he hosted the career tribute to De Niro on Saturday evening and on Sunday participated in a conversation with Moroccan...