Saturday , January 21 2017

Kuwait

MP won’t support anti-expat session

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee MP Adel Al-Damkhi has stressed the need to address the lopsided population issue, without discriminating against expatriates. This came after MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari announced completion of the required number of signatures for a request to hold a special session …

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Contracts yet to be renewed – 71 KPA workers in a dilemma

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Seventy-one employees at Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) are facing uncertainty as steps have yet to be taken to renew their employment contracts which will expire in February, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed most of these employees have accumulated unused leave days up to 180 …

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Mobile app on Indian ‘Customs’ launched – Guide to travellers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs — Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. …

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Medical experts slam ‘racial’ remarks targeting expatriates – Visa traders actual cause of population imbalance: Dr Hayati

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: A number of doctors and medical employees expressed their rejection of the recent widespread racial talks targeting expatriates in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. Consultant Endocrinologist, and Diabetes and Internal Medicine Consultant at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital and activist Dr Anwar Yaqoub Hayati stressed that the recent increase …

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Imposing taxes on expatriates will impact negatively on realty sector

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: A number of real-estate businessmen expressed strong messages concerning the repeated parliamentary calls to impose taxes and increased fees on expatriates, stressing that such a move will reflect negatively on the real estate sector, reports Al-Rai daily. Head of the Real Estate Brokers Association Abdulrahman Al-Habib …

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Minister ends contract of firm providing health insurance

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi ended the contract of General Services Company (health insurance for expatriates) to guide against notable observations made by the State Audit Bureau few years ago. A source said the minister sent a letter to the company to end the contract …

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