Saturday , October 21 2017


MP wants expat exit permits – Quotas eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has proposed imposing exit regulations on expatriates employed in the private sector — whether they intend to leave the country permanently or temporarily, except the husbands of Kuwaiti women and wives of Kuwaiti men. Article 1 of the bill states that a non-Kuwaiti …

Read More »

Passport Department requests to lift ban

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The Passport Department intends to request the Information Systems Department to lift the block on old passports with more than three years for expiry in order to enable the holders of those passports to replace them with the new electronic ones, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed …

Read More »

Domestic workers firm file sparks query

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The file of Al-Durra Company for recruiting domestic workers has sparked parliamentary query and Hind Al-Sabeeh, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs, is expected to respond aptly at the beginning of the next parliamentary term, reports Al-Qabas daily. On …

Read More »

MoCI bans export of bottled water

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Roudhan has issued a decision to ban the export of bottled water, irrespective whether the water was bottled locally or imported from abroad, reports Al- Rai Daily. The sources indicated the move is aimed at rationalizing water and save …

Read More »

Weather to be relatively hot today

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): Head of Agricultural and Hydrological Forecast at the Meteorology Department Abdul-Aziz Al-Qarawi said the weather on Friday is expected to be relatively hot and wind changing direction at a speed ranging from six to 20 kilometers per hour, while the expected maximum temperature will range …

Read More »

Amir praises Speaker’s stand for Palestinians

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday praised National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim for his pro-Palestinian stance at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In a cable, His Highness the Amir emphasized Al-Ghanim’s firm remarks against …

Read More »

Qatar, Kuwait in Gulf crisis talks

DOHA, Oct 19, (KUNA): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed on Thursday with Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah the latest developments regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis. Qatari News Agency (QNA) said the Qatari Amir …

Read More »

MP queries price rise in medicine

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has forwarded questions to Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi on the increasing prices of medicines. In the introductory part of his queries, Al-Tabtabaei said citizens and expatriates have been complaining about the rising prices of medicines — five times more than the …

Read More »

Decline seen in expat visits

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: There has been a significant decline in the number of expatriate visitors to Kuwait on commercial, tourism and family visas since the start of the application of the new charges for health services this month, reports Al- Anba daily quoting a high-level source from General Department …

Read More »
Translate »