US official hails ties between US, Kuwait

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker praised on Sunday the strong and strategic relations between the US and the State of Kuwait, expressing his admiration for Kuwait’s stance on regional and global issues and the continuous coordination between the two friendly countries.Schenker made the remarks, in a press videoconference he held with Kuwaiti media on the occasion of his current visit to the country.The US official also underlined the importance of the upcoming...

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People eager for celebrations despite COVID-19 crisis

At a time when “CoronaVirus” has changed the face of life in general and disrupted many activities and work in particular, people are eager to hold weddings in their usual image, and to celebrate the night of life in the gathering of parents and relatives at wedding halls, homes, etc., reports Al-Qabas daily.The daily quoting informed sources at the Ministry of Health revealed that “there will be no return to weddings with joyful carnivals until a vaccine for Coronavirus becomes available”.The...

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400 files of companies referred to the Public Prosecution for human trafficking

The Public Authority for Manpower transferred about 400 files of companies to the Public Prosecution due their involvement in human trafficking, besides this 3,000 different complaints were most of them were related to non-payment of salaries to employees.The Deputy Director General for Manpower Protection, Dr. Mubarak Al-Azmi stated that “during the period of the Corona pandemic, we formed crisis teams and emergency teams in addition to the existing inspection teams to monitor the conditions of expatriate...

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‘Prejudice to salaries most dangerous & last solution’

The recent wave of interpellations against the minister of finance sparked reactions and social conversation regarding the Ministry of Finance’s intention to prejudice the salaries of employees through the so-called economic document, because salaries in Kuwait are subject to multiple legal rules, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily opened the file of salaries and the extent of the possibility of compromising them, and surveyed the opinions of the professors of financial and administrative law at Kuwait...

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Joy of commercial complexes cut short as tenants evacuate

With the lifting of the partial ban that was imposed on the country for a period of five months, life has returned to normal now. By this reason, the Kuwaiti banks and commercial complexes, alongside other activities have announced returning to the previous schedules operated before the novel coronavirus crisis.The commercial complexes last week announced their return to the normal schedule, and thereby, opening their doors from 10am until 10pm after a long period of total and partial closure, which...

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Transfer of residence from Small Medium Enterprises

The Director of the Public Authority for Manpower, Ahmed Al-Mousa announced that a circular was issued to facilitate the owners of small and medium enterprises in light of the current circumstances, to allow labor transfer registered on small and medium enterprises (SME) to work for the owner of another small and medium enterprise (SME), within the limits of a maximum of three workers registered on the file, without the requirement to attach a wage transfer certificate until the end of the current...

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Ambani’s Reliance buys stake in Future Group for Rs 24,713 crore

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Saturday announced the acquisition of Future Group businesses for Rs 24,713 crore to add to its fast expanding retail business and bolster e-commerce to take on the competition from Amazon.com.“Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd will acquire the retail and wholesale business and the logistics and warehousing business from the Future Group as going concerns on a slump sale basis for lumpsum aggregate...

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New satellite imagery suggests China developing missile bases to cover Doklam, Naku La

Open source satellite imagery suggests China is developing two new air defence positions that cover sensitive stretches of the disputed border in the Doklam and Sikkim sectors, including an area where Indian and Chinese troops had clashed in May.The satellite imagery, shared by the open source intelligence analyst who uses the name @detresfa on Twitter, show what appear to be two sites at which the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing surface-to-air missile facilities. Both these sites...

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India withdraws from multi-nation war games involving China

India has withdrawn from a multi-nation army exercise being hosted by Russia in which around 20 countries including China are expected to take part next month at a time when talks with China to reduce border tensions in eastern Ladakh are stuck in a stalemate, people familiar with the developments said on Saturday.Exercise Kavkaz-2020 will be held in southern Russia’s Astrakhan region from September 15 to 27. The Pakistan army is also likely to take part in the joint drills that are part of a four-year...

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Pakistani court convicts 3 LeT and JuD leaders, including Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law

A Pakistani court has convicted three leaders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), including LeT founder Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Abdul Rahman Makki, in a case of terror financing and given them prison terms ranging from 18 months to more than 16 years.Makki, a top JuD leader for whom the US state department has announced a reward of $2 million, Malik Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi were convicted by judge Ejaz Ahmad Buttar of an anti-terrorism court in Lahore...

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