Tuesday , February 20 2018

Kuwait

LAWMAKERS SEEK 30-DAY PANEL RUSH ON KEY LEGISLATION

Assembly wrestles with MP jailings – Amendment of Municipality Law approved KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The National Assembly, in its regular session Wednesday, approved the request of MPs for the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee to expedite completion of reports — not later than 30 days — on two bills, one …

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Papal praise for Amir

Pope Francis has praised His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his paramount role in promoting peace and dialogue and co-existence among nations of the globe. The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Switzerland and non-resident envoy to the Vatican, Badr Al-Tunaib, said in a statement to KUNA …

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Municipality plans to enforce penalty for violating laws on private housing

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmed Al-Manfouhi disclosed the intention of the sector to enforce penalty for violating private housing regulations, and the fine will be KD 10 per day, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Manfouhi added it will take time to enforce the penalty, and that Kuwait …

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Proposal approved for 17,000 jobs for Kuwaitis to replace expats in private sector

KUWAIT CITY: Secretary General of the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) Fawzi Al-Magdali disclosed that proposal to increase the rate of national personnel in private sector to create job opportunities for 17,000 Kuwaitis in place of expatriates has been approved. He affirmed the new percentage will not exceed 75 …

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MP Al-Dousari voted into Foreign Affairs panel – Empowered municipalities eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: The National Assembly, in its ordinary session on Tuesday, elected MP Nasser Al-Dousari as member of the Foreign Affairs Committee replacing MP Ali Al-Deqbasi. MP Talal Al-Jalal was also elected as member of the Public Utilities Committee in place of MP Mohammed Al-Hadiya. It can be …

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Passenger increase at Kuwait Airport hits 17pc

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared on Tuesday an increase of 17 percent in number of passengers using Kuwait International Airport in 2017 as 13.7 million against 11.7 million in 2016. Deputy Director General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Affairs, (Eng) Emad …

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‘78 pc prefer used cars’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9:  Recent statistics of the Interior Ministry showed that roughly 400,000 new automobiles of all types entered Kuwait in the last four years for the purpose of private and public transport, as well as construction, indicating an average of 100,000 new vehicles entered the country in each …

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‘Expenditure on education in Kuwait less than average of other countries’

Two thirds of students feel bored during science classes: study KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Results of a study conducted by the Secretariat General for Planning showed that expenditure on education in Kuwait is less than the average expenses of other countries, reports Annahar daily. According to the study, only 41 …

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Rights society voices support for ‘stormers’ – Jailed ‘activists’ hunger strike on

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Kuwait Society for Human Rights issued its statement in support of the position taken by those serving prison term at the Central Jail for storming the Parliament building as they started their hunger strike Sunday. The society affirmed that its support is in line with the …

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Work permits issue suspended – MoI urged to fix problem soon

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: The issuance of work permits was suspended on Sunday in various departments affiliated to Public Authority for Manpower after Ministry of Interior amended the “visa entry” form, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the authority is dealing with the problem in the automated …

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