Friday , November 24 2017

Kuwait

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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Amir returns from summitry in Saudi Arabia – Regional issues discussed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah returned to Kuwait Monday afternoon, after a visit to Saudi Arabia. His Highness was received upon arrival by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His …

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‘Practice ethical power, stem Israeli’s atrocities’

Tackle Rohingya crisis: Kuwait SAINT PETERSBURG, Oct 16, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has called for the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be turned into an “ethical authority” that can practise direct criticism, warning, admonition and freezing against members that do not commit themselves to the IPU’s principles. Addressing …

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Plan eyed on expat quotas

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Ministry of Interior approved a proposal submitted by MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei in which he asked the Cabinet to prepare a plan for organizing the expatriate employees in Kuwait such that they do not exceed 30 percent of the total number of employees, reports Al-Anba daily. …

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‘No worker can escape duty’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has linked the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) through an integrated system, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable. The sources indicated this move will have a direct bearing on the salary of the staff because …

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‘Expat, Bedoun female teachers need to visit HRD to update data’

Move tied to continue receiving housing/rent allowance KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The Administrative Affairs Department at the Ministry of Education has warned expatriate and Bedoun female teachers that their housing/ rent allowance will be suspended if they do not submit the required documents and visit the Human Resources Department to …

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Mandatory military service dodgers face prison: official

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (KUNA): Chairman of the National Military Service Authority Major General Ibrahim Al- Amiri said on Sunday eligible drafters in the military would receive notifications to start their service. Those who fail to present for conscription or seek to delay their service as scheduled will face penalties …

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