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MP voices doubt on rejection of oil jobs

KUWAIT CITY, June 23: The government’s decision to require students applying for State scholarship to pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been dominating discussions at the National Assembly. Chairperson of the parliamentary Educational Affairs Committee MP Dr Awda Al-Ruweie has affirmed that his committee supports decisions aimed …

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Storm finds home on Mall – Memorial set for completion in 2021

KUWAIT CITY, June 23, (Agencies): The US Commission on Fine Arts has approved a space in the National Mall for the construction of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. The Starts and Stripes published a report on Friday, stating that the approval came after months-long debate on …

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Finding epidemic diseases among new expats arrival causes concern

‘Loopholes in medical examination centers’ KUWAIT CITY, June 21: Health sources have expressed concern about the spread of epidemic diseases among expatriate workers and the discovery of positive cases of tuberculosis, AIDS and Hepatitis among expatriate workers after they arrived in the country and retook medical examinations before obtaining residency, …

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‘Bahra oilfield’ said has three huge oil reservoirs

‘Expected production to be 100,000 bpd’ KUWAIT CITY, June 21: The Bahra oilfield, which runs into part of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Reserve, has three huge oil reservoirs ‘Almodod’, ‘Burgan’ and ‘Zubair’, reports Al-Rai daily. Well-informed sources revealed that according to the studies and technical surveys conducted on the area, the …

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Kuwait’s weather to be hot and dusty during weekend – ‘Evening to be warm’

KUWAIT CITY, June 21, (KUNA): The country’s weather forecast over the weekend will be hot with dust prevailing, said an official from Kuwait Meteorological Center Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, official at the center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said that on Thursday the highest temperature during the day was from 43 to 45 …

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Life in turmoil for man in hunt of better future – Egyptian graduate says cheated

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: A young Egyptian university graduate, identified only as N.A.S., claims he was cheated by the owner of an unidentified company who promised him and his family a decent life. He told the daily he sold everything and even borrowed some money from friends to collect KD …

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MP requests govt to shorten work period by 2 hours

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has urged the government to shorten the work period by two hours during summer due to the hot weather and to lessen pressure on the electricity network, reports Annahar daily. He also stressed the need to rescind the government’s decision to increase work …

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Ministers urged to dry all sources of ‘corruption’ in governmental bodies

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: The government has called on ministers to complete the steps specified by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak to dry all sources of corruption in governmental bodies, reports Al-Qabas daily. Knowledgeable sources pointed out that the success of the mechanism for combating bribery in governmental …

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Speaker Al-Ghanim presides over National Assembly Office ‘meet’

MP voices objection to panel’s decision to OK a number of bills KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim presided over the National Assembly Office meeting on Wednesday, during which a number of items in the agenda were discussed in accordance with the regulations. Secretary of the Assembly MP …

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MoH obtains approval to extend contract with health insurance company for expats

Sulaibiya clinic decides to apply ‘open-door’ policy KUWAIT CITY, June 20: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has obtained approval from the supervisory bodies to extend its contract with the company in charge of health insurance for expatriates for six months — from July 28, 2018 until January 2019 — without …

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