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Friday , November 16 2018


380,000 expat workers reside in Jleeb – ‘Need to hike fees for residency, other services’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Farwaniya Committee of the Municipal Council announced that more than 380,000 expatriate workers reside in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh alone. This number increased from 280,000 recorded during the 2011 census at a growth rate of around five percent per year over a period of seven years, reports Al-Rai …

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Employers file 9,305 absconding reports against expats via e-service

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Director of Public Relations Department of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and PAM spokesperson Asil Al-Meziad says the number of absconding reports filed by employers via the e-service is 9,305, and the number of complaints lodged by employees is 4,004. She explained that such e-services are …

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All flight passengers to and from Heathrow will pass through T-4: KAC

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Kuwait Airways announced on Thursday that passengers of all flights to and from Heathrow airport will pass through the new airport terminal, T-4, at Kuwait International Airport, starting next Sunday. The national carrier said in a press release that all passengers on these flights must pass …

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Complaints panel discusses real estate scams

Minister should be held responsible: MP Al-Azmi KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The parliamentary Complaints and Petitions Committee discussed in its recent meeting the real estate scams to which 20,000 citizens have fallen victim since 2007. Representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and a few citizens who filed a complaint in …

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Kuwait designates 9 for links to Taleban, Iran Guards

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24, (KUNA): Kuwait designated nine terrorists for their link with Afghanistan’s Taleban and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. The designation was taken hand-in-hand with Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), co-chaired by the US and Saudi Arabia, as well as in line with UN …

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‘Airport taxis license only for Kuwaitis’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh has issued a circular concerning the allocation of licenses only to Kuwaiti citizens for driving taxis at Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the circular, the applicant must be a Kuwaiti …

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End the ‘bullying’ in schools, says father of bullied student – MoE urged to intervene

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: A Kuwaiti citizen told the daily that his ten-year old son was beaten in public by his classmate’s father in front of the gate of his school which is affiliated to Ahmadi Educational Zone, reports Al-Rai daily. He urged Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr …

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MP pleads for reconsideration of MOH decision on transfer of 130 nurses

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: MP Askar Al-Enezi says he is surprised by the decision of Ministry of Health to transfer 130 male and female nurses from the Medical Emergency Department to Ahmadi Health Zone and Amiri Hospital as well as relieve 29 nurses of their work at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital’s …

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‘Minister approves list of only seven Egyptian varsities for accreditation’

Move aims at wiping out bogus certs KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi has approved list of seven Egyptian universities for accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education, instead of about 30 universities which were accredited previously, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a reliable …

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Insurance-based clinics to open soon for expats

Under authority of the ‘dhamaan’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Expatriates will soon be able to receive medical treatment in clinics that are operating on basis of “dhamaan” (insurance), reports Al-Anba daily quoting the Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah. He indicated that there is a new addition to the health …

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