Kuwait

205,176 people visit emergency unit of Jahra Hospital: Al-Mutairi

Hospital not affected by health fees hike KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Jahra Hospital Director Dr Ali Al-Mutairi said 205,176 people visited the Emergency Unit of the hospital in the first quarter of the year; while the number of outpatient clinic visitors in the morning shift reached 50,032 and 21,651 in …

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Future Fund up, Finance tells panel

MP VOWS COMEBACK ON EARLY RETIREMENT BILL FOR JOBS KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf has said that the performance of Kuwait’s Future Generations Fund (FGF) is “very good and there is no decline in its assets.” On the contrary, the value of the FGF assets is continuously …

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Kuwait commends Duterte’s apology; Embassy announces resumption for domestics

Foreign agencies to deposit $50,000 in escrow KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The Philippine Charge d’Affaires to Kuwait Noordin Pendosina Lomondot announced on Monday the resumption of the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait, after the Philippine Embassy received guidelines from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Lomondot who made …

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Cabinet deplores ‘attacks’ in Saudi Arabia, Iraq & Belgium

Ministers briefed on annual follow-up report on 2017/18 dev plan KUWAIT CITY, June 4, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Cabinet on Monday condemned a recent “terrorist attack” that took place in Taif City in west of Saudi Arabia and left a policeman killed and another wounded. The Cabinet, during its routine weekly meeting, …

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‘Remittances of expats in Kuwait drop by 13 pc’

UN Special Rapporteur sends to MoI questionnaire on trafficking in humans KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, has sent a questionnaire to the Interior Ministry on trafficking in humans, reports Al-Anba daily. The responses to the questionnaire shall …

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Employment for the sake of politicians not the right way

‘Replacement’ should take criterion of performance KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Politicians have stressed on the importance of taking into account the issue of employment replacement so as not to reflect on the achievements of state institutions, reports Annahar daily. They said employment just for the sake of interest of some …

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Major private school reforms sought – Bill to target penalties, tuition, student affairs

ANNULMENT SOUGHT OF CBK, PACI EXEMPTIONS TO CSC HIRING KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf has affirmed that the Financial Sustainability Project is aimed at reducing the State’s budget deficit to KD 3 billion. The minister made the statement after his meeting with the parliamentary Financial …

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Duterte apologises to Kuwait for harsh words

SEOUL, June 3, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his “harsh” words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer’s freezer in the Gulf …

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‘Red tape prevents foreign firms to invest in Kuwait’

‘Least cooperation from top officials’ KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Some embassies are in contact with the Ministry of Finance at diplomatic level because of the lack of benefit observed by companies of their respective countries citing tax agreements signed with Kuwait, it what is seen as ‘soft criticism’, reports Al-Rai …

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‘Coordinate, cooperate to enhance the security and stability of Kuwait’

Crown Prince chairs National Security Council meet KUWAIT CITY, June 3, (KUNA): His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chaired a National Security Council meeting at Seif Palace on Sunday. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commander of National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah and …

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