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Kuwait

Friday expected to be hot: Kuwait Meteorological Department

Highest temp to be between 37 & 39ºC KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): Moderate weather was to continue during the weekend with an opportunity for dust and a slight decrease in temperature, the Kuwait Meteorological Department said on Thursday. Kuwait is affected by high altitude impact accompanied by moderate to …

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47 undocumented Pinoys fly home

Repatriates thank Kuwait govt and Philippine Embassy KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: A total of 47 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Thursday to the Philippines on board the Philippine Airlines as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program …

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SPEAKER DELIVERS MESSAGE FROM AMIR TO BUSH SENIOR

WITH US IN OUR DARKEST HOUR ‘We will never forget’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has delivered a written message from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to US ex-president George H.W. Bush at his residence in Portland, Maine. The Parliament …

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Kuwait deported 31,000 expats in 2016 – 10,000 cases related to health issues

Administrative deportations harm Kuwait’s reputation: KSHR KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: In 2016, the government of Kuwait has deported 31,000 expatriates, which roughly works out to 85 people per day or one person every fifteen minutes and compared to four cases every hour the previous year, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable …

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MP questions minister on merger of KFH-Ahli United

‘Encourage competent citizens to work in oil sector’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has forwarded questions to Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the merger of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and Ahli United Bank (AUB). He wants to know if the merger request was submitted to the Central Bank …

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‘Broken promises hurt people’s trust in govt’ – ‘Development suspended’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The government needs a new phase to restore trust by rescheduling development projects on specific dates and addressing issues which remain suspended for decades, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting some activists who were speaking at symposium. The symposium was held two days ago under the title ‘Crisis …

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303,819 ‘employees’ in all state institutions as of beginning of Oct

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The total number of employees in all state institutions is 303,819 including 223,658 citizens and 80,161 expatriates as of beginning of October 2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the number of employees in all state institutions during …

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Decision on Oct 25 in expat health fees increase: court

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The Administrative Court will issue its decision on Oct 25, 2017 on the case filed by Attorney Hashim Al-Refai against the decision to increase health fees in government hospitals for expatriates. During his submission, Al-Refai argued that the decision of the Health Ministry to increase health …

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Specialized dental centers not to raise ‘health fees’ for expats

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Specialized dental centers are excluded from the decision to increase health fees for expatriates, reports Al- Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Affairs at the Health Ministry Dr Yousif Al-Dowairi has instructed the heads of specialized dental centers to continue collecting KD 2 (the old fee) …

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Patients in critical condition to be exempted from new medical fees

Minister refutes rumor on resignation KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has denied rumors spread on various media platforms that he intends to resign. Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with assistant undersecretaries and directors of health districts Monday, Al-Harbi disclosed that exemptions from the new …

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