Kuwait

Firms get nod to cancel visa of criminal workers – ‘Only 300 Filipinos in shelter’

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has permitted employers to cancel the work permits of their expatriate employees if the latter have been imprisoned based on a final judicial ruling or cancel their residency permits following an absconding notice, reports Al- Nahar daily. It explained that employers, …

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Articles of some laws have ‘gaps’ that deprive women of their rights

There is serious discrimination against women: expert KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Although Kuwaiti women enjoy many political rights, such as the right to vote and run for parliamentary seats and hold various ministerial, diplomatic and academic positions and other prestigious positions in the country, there are gaps in the articles …

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0.06 percent unfit expat workers entered the country

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: The local companies concerned with overseas medical examination of expatriate workers examined about 913,000 expatriates in nine of the labor exporting countries from 2015 to 2018, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the percentage of unfit workers who entered the country during that …

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Kuwaitis decry the escalating prices of fish in the ‘market’

Boat owners cite high labor cost, low number of fishermen KUWAIT CITY, July 1: The issue of rising fish prices continues to dominate the local scene, where citizens have stressed that their purchasing power of fish is dwindling and cannot provide fish on their table daily, reports Al-Jaridah daily. The …

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Neglected Salmiya loses shine, roads damaged, garbage aplenty

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Salmiya, which used to be one of the most significant areas in the country, has suddenly transformed to a perpetually congested area to the extent that vehicles now constitute nuisance to residents whose population as at December 2017 was 297,558, according to latest statistics of the …

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Push for nationalization units to Kuwaitise jobs

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: A parliamentary delegation consisting of MPs Ali Al-Duqbasi, Khaled Al-Otaibi and Waleed Al-Tabtabaei headed to Cairo, Egypt on Sunday to participate in the fifth session of the second term of the second legislative season of the Arab Parliament which will be held from July 2-4, 2018. …

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Ministry issues citations against domestic workers recruitment offices for not fulfilling some requests

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Secretary of Kuwait Association for Domestic Workers Bureaus Ali Shamwah disclosed that Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued citations against offices that refused to fulfill the special request of some clients to bring in the relatives of their domestic workers, such as sisters or cousins, …

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‘Syrians on visit visas are not entitled for renewals’ – 40 Syrians detained

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Talal Mara’afi recently held a meeting with directors of immigration departments in the six governorates at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Immigration Department building, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source. According to the …

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Amir congratulated on Sheikh Nasser’s surgery success

KUWAIT CITY, June 30, (Agencies): Before returning to Kuwait, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Saturday First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in the hospital where he is being treated in Germany. Sheikh Mubarak Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Sheikh Hamad …

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Education minister confirms spread of private tutorials among students

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi has confirmed the spread of private tutorials for students in primary and secondary levels, reports Al-Qabas daily. In his response to the question of MP Essa Al-Kandari, Al-Azmi attributed this phenomenon to the negligence and slackness of …

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