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Saturday , November 17 2018


GDP growth of 1.6% seen for Kuwait

NON-OIL ACTIVITY BOOSTS LOCAL OUTPUT: WORLD BANK KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4, (KUNA): The “positive momentum” achieved by the non-oil sector in Kuwait has led to a 1.6 percent increase in Gross Domestic Product, the first positive rating seen in over a year, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The modest …

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Open jobs to Bedoun: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: MP Abdullah Fahaad submitted a proposal on granting employment rights to Bedouns, similar to that of Kuwaitis and other GCC citizens including leave days, salaries and allowances. In his explanatory note, the MP cited Article Two of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone is entitled …

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Jordan’s King hails Kingdom’s ties with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE

AMMAN, Oct 4, (KUNA): Jordan’s King Abdullah II affirmed on Thursday the deep rooted brotherly ties that bind Jordan with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A statement issued by the Royal Jordanian Court said that King Abdullah met with Kuwaiti Finance Minister Dr Nayef Al Hajraf, Director …

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Concern over bachelors living in private homes

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud stressed the need to confront the phenomenon of bachelors living in private residential areas due to the dangerous social and security consequences of such a phenomenon, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He said this after receiving and honoring a team of judicial police …

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‘Biometric’ attendance mulled for schools

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Fatwa and Legislation Department has approved the general and private conditions concerning the tender for supplying fingerprint attendance devices to schools, reports Al-Rai daily quoting educational sources. They indicated that the tender is still with the Central Agency for Public Tenders and has not yet been approved …

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‘Cut need to renew work permit for Kuwaitis to get MGRP funds’

No legislation required, implement program: minister KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain has submitted a proposal to cancel the requirement for Kuwaiti private sector employees to renew their work permit annually in order to receive financial support from the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP). He clarified that none …

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CSC launches automated system to get certificates, clear charges

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has launched automated service machines in five governmental bodies in booths where the issuance of various certificates containing required signatures and stamps will be facilitated, and charges of services can be paid immediately via the machines, reports Al-Qabas daily. Assistant Undersecretary …

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MoH denies reports about fraud; Sets ‘overtime’ regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Ministry of Health has denied reports about fraud in the appointment of a doctor as legal adviser, reports Al- Anba daily. The ministry rubbished the news calling it pure rumors. The ministry also said legal action will be taken against those found guilty of violating …

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Amiri pardon for only 1,000 inmates

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The number of prison inmates who will meet the conditions for receiving the Amiri pardon in 2019 will be the lowest in the past ten years, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a senior security source. He revealed that not more than 1,000 prisoners are expected to benefit …

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