Author: Hasanoluk

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The United States launched airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against more than 85 targets linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and militias it backs, reportedly killing nearly 40 people, in retaliation for a deadly attack on U.S. troops. The strikes, which included the use of long-range B-1 bombers flown from the United States, were the first in response to the attack last weekend in Jordan by Iran-backed militants, and more U.S. military operations are expected in the coming days. The strikes intensified a conflict that has spread into the region since war erupted between Israel and Hamas after the militant…

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A contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Egyptian architecture, the Mamluki Lancet Mosque by Babnimnim Design Studio poses a spiritual sanctuary for the local community in Al-Masayel, Kuwait. The architects draw on classic Islamic motifs, including calligraphy relief, intricate geometric ornamentation, archways, and the Moqarnas typology to balance a large half dome over the rectilinear space. The mosque unfolds as a sequence of five stone masses, stacked and rotating, each resonating with the five daily prayers and symbolizing the foundation of faith, alignment to the Qibla (prayer direction towards Makkah), and connection to the surroundings. Meanwhile, three intervening masses dynamically coalesce to form a funnel-like configuration, creating…

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The Catholic community in Kuwait is about to conclude the year-long celebrations of the 75th Jubilee of the Church of Our Lady of Arabia, the first Catholic church to be built on Kuwaiti soil, and the “mother church” of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, which also includes Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations kicked off on 11 December 2022, and will end on Friday, 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, with a solemn Liturgy presided over by Bishop Aldo Berardi, the Apostolic Vicar of the Vicariate. The liturgy will be concelebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio…

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The Qemtex Powder Coatings plant will take shape in the UAQ FTZ, United Arab Emirates, over the next eight months. By its targeted launch in June 2024, the plant’s capacity will reach 4,000 tons of finished products per year, with a subsequent three-year plan to increase production to 10,000 tons annually. The facility will manufacture a diverse range of powder coatings. All countries within the MENA and EU regions will be able to buy powder coatings from Qemtex, and there are plans for market entry into the US. Over the next three years, the total investment in construction and development will exceed…

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Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh met on Monday with UAE Minister of Investment Mohammed Suwaidi over the investment projects signed during His Majesty King Abdullah’s recent visit to the UAE. Khasawneh and Suwaidi discussed steps to complete the implementation of a number of projects with a value of $5.5 billion, including the joint operation of the Aqaba Port between the Aqaba Development Company and Abu Dhabi Ports Group, a railway project to connect mining areas in the Kingdom with Aqaba Port, a road connecting the Aqaba Port to Al Karama border crossing with Iraq. He also underlined the “deep-rooted” bilateral relations…

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan should immediately withdraw from each of their Abraham Accords with Israel and, alongside peace treaty signatories Egypt and Jordan, end all military coordination with Israel in light of Israel’s ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza, said Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) in a statement released today. Arab states hosting U.S. military bases, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar, should publicly declare that they will not permit the U.S. to use these bases to supply weapons to or provide protection for Israeli forces during its…

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The 170 thousand tonnes per year facility is being built next to EGA’s existing smelter in Al Taweelah. The plant will process post-consumer aluminium scrap such as used window frames, as well as pre-consumer aluminium scrap from extrusion production, into low-carbon, high quality premium aluminium billets. The new facility will supply local and global markets with low carbon metal under the product name RevivAL. Construction is expected to be complete within three years. Most of the aluminium scrap generated in the UAE is currently exported for processing outside the country, and is lost to the national economy. Once the recycling…

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The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) carried out a number of measures to counter financial fraud through directives for financial institutions and banks as well as awareness campaigns for clients and the general masses. On the level of financial institutions, the CBK had put out a number of directives to banks in 2019 to ensure proper governance and boost administrative responsibility, which in turn act as a fail-safe in case of financial fraud.The CBK also advised Banks’ board of directors to find the most effective means to safeguard information and bolster online security, making it a necessity and a common…

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The Public Prosecution issued a special digital bulletin marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Juvenile Prosecution. In the bulletin, the Public Prosecution explained that the number of cases it investigated over a period of 30 years amounted to 67,480, in which 107,693 defendants appeared before it. The crimes committed by minor boys amounted to 93.5 percent, and those committed by minor girls amounted to 6.5 percent. The total number of Kuwaitis among them is 61.6 percent, and the non-Kuwaitis is 38.4 percent.The number of murders committed by juveniles in these 30 years is 114, and the number…

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Kuwait: The Criminal Court of Kuwait has sentenced a government official and Iranian expatriate to seven years in jail in a salary fraud case, Kuwaiti media reported. The official, whose identity has not been revealed, was terminated immediately before his arrest for illegally drawing a salary of 37,000 Kuwaiti dinars (Rs 1,00,10,253), Arab Times reported. The official was absent from work and paid an Iranian to sign in and out for him using a fingerprint mould. He also provided the expat with the job file number and password to manipulate the daily attendance records. It is reported that, the court has also…

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