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Kuwait

Dentists express frustration over decision to exclude expats

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17:  Number of dentists expressed frustration over the decision taken by Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Affairs to exclude expatriates from paying the new charges for dental services, reports Al-Rai daily. They stressed that the one who issued this decision knows quite well about the high costs of …

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‘30-40 pc of Kuwait’s population suffers from work-tied pressures’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Acting Director General of Social Development Office (SDO) Dr Wafa Al-Aradi affirmed that 30-40 percent of the population in Kuwait suffers from work-related pressures. She indicated that marital problems, at a range of 60-70 percent, top the list of the most common cases of the people …

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Kuwait zoo to be divided

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17 : Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Eng Faisal Al-Hassawi disclosed about a study to divide the Kuwait Zoo into two parts — one part as a public garden and the other part as the zoo — as well as …

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Awqaf Ministry all set to implement fingerprinting for imams, muezzins in mosques

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is all set to begin implementation of the fingerprint attendance system for imams and muezzins, according to the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al- Rai daily. In this context, ministry Undersecretary Fareed Amadi disclosed that a system will …

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Domestics from India on hold – ‘Traveler’ trial Oct 22

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Al- Durra Company and other concerned agencies have suspended the recruitment of domestic workers from India until further notice, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Despite the departure of a delegation from Al-Durra Company to hire Indian domestic workers at a suitable price, certain parties disrupted and …

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‘Revoke implementation of new health service fees for expats’

KHRS cites instances of patients quitting medication KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KHRS) has issued a statement imploring the Ministry of Health to revoke implementation of the new health service fees for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Statement added KHRS has since recorded many cases where patients …

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Legislator wants annual KD 1,200 license fee on expats to cut traffic

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has suggested imposing an annual fee of KD 1,200 on expatriates who hold different kinds of driving licenses, except those under Article 20 visa (family drivers). Al-Otaibi explained this is one way of reducing traffic congestion caused by the large number of vehicles. …

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KD 500 fine for carrying cylinders in private vehicles

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: Deputy Director General for Fire Prevention at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate Brigadier Khalid Abdullah has warned the general public against carrying five or more gas cylinders in private vehicles that do not meet stipulated regulations, saying the violation attracts KD 500 fine, reports Al-Rai daily. Brigadier …

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Kuwait budget in deficit

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The country recorded a deficit of KD 1.94 billion in its general budget in the first half of fiscal 2017/2018, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the monthly financial report released by the Ministry of Finance. The ministry said the achieved deficit in the first half of the …

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‘Airport-project biggest in dev plan’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: Project Director of Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 Project Faisal Al-Ostad affirms that this project is the biggest among the projects included in the development plan, and it will transform Kuwait into a regional hub for the Middle East, especially since the design of the project …

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