Kuwait

MP vows follow-up on deposit scandal

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: MP Riyadh Al- Adsani promised to follow up the multimillion deposit scandal, especially since the bank accounts of 13 members of the 2009 Parliament swelled due to this issue. Speaking to the press Thursday, Al-Adsani disclosed that on Feb 15, 2017 he announced the names of …

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Jaber Al-Ahmad School launches scathing ‘attack’ on MoE officials

‘We will file case against environment police’ KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Jaber Al- Ahmad Secondary School has launched a scathing attack on Ministry of Education officials for not issuing a statement to condemn the practices of environment police officers, reports Al-Shahid daily. Assistant Manager of the school Abdullah Khorsheed …

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Kuwait marks over 100 yrs of introducing ‘electricity’

1st national power company founded in 1933  KUWAIT CITY, April 5, (KUNA): The people of Kuwait used to depend on basic fuels, such as oil extracted from sesame and coconut, to illuminate homes and streets before the introduction of electricity over 100 years ago. Electricity was first introduced to …

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FEAR REMITTANCE TAX MAY DENT KUWAIT HUB HOPES – DECLINE IN REMITTANCES

Levy may dampen investment interest – Bill seen to risk international reputation KUWAIT CITY, April 4: The government is determined in its stance to reject the parliamentary bill to levy the remittances of expatriates even though it was approved by the Parliament’s Finance Committee last Sunday. According to sources, the government …

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Ethiopian maids should be ‘psychologically fit’ – ‘Govt fails to find suitable solution’

KUWAIT CITY, April 4, (KUNA): Kuwait which has lifted a ban on employing Ethiopian house helpers wants jobs seekers from this nation to be psychologically examined. Rashed Al-Hajeri, the State of Kuwait Ambassador to Ethiopia, said in a phone contact with KUNA on Wednesday that he had held talks with …

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MoE dept refutes rumors about expat teachers

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Director of Human Resources Department in the Ministry of Education Saoud Al-Jowaiser has refuted rumors that spread among expatriate teachers about bargaining with those whose services were terminated to allow them to transfer to another sponsor in lieu of their end-of-service benefits, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Jowaiser …

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Cloudy weather, scattered rain expected

KUWAIT CITY, April 4, (KUNA): Kuwait is currently affected by the seasonal Sudan depression, accompanied by relative humid air, which might lead to increasing clouds in the coming days and scattered rain, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC). During daytime Wednesday, the weather will be …

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Bill ‘approved’ in first reading – Commercial Register Bill criminalizes some acts

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: The National Assembly approved the Commercial Register Bill in its first reading Wednesday. The bill criminalizes the acts of obtaining a commercial license which will be used by another person in exchange for a certain amount and manipulating data of companies, in addition to granting powers …

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Bill to levy taxes on expats remittances – ‘Government may reject bill’

TRANSFERS AMONG ISSUES UP FOR DISCUSSION APRIL 17 KUWAIT CITY, April 3: The bill to levy the remittances of expatriates has been rejected by the Parliament’s Legal Committee even though it was approved by the Parliament’s Finance Committee few days ago. It will soon undergo the voting process in Abdullah …

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Assembly approves to lift immunity of MPs Safaa Al- Hashem and Waleed Al-Tabtabaie

KUWAIT CITY, April 3: The Assembly approved the request of the Public Prosecution to lift the immunity of MPs Safaa Al- Hashem and Waleed Al-Tabtabaie. This came after the Assembly discussed the report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on the prosecution’s request to lift the immunity of Al-Hashem …

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