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Kuwait

‘New power tariffs to hit food prices in co-ops’

KUWAIT CITY, May 4: An expert in the cooperative society sector warned about a possible dramatic change in the prices of food items in case the cooperative society sector is transformed into an investment sector and the new prices of electricity are applied, reports Al-Anba daily. He said the Board …

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Bill mandates segregation of students – No mingling in labs, facilities proposed

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: MPs Hamoud Al-Hamdan, Auda Al-Ruweie, Mohammed Al-Huwailah, Ali Abdulla Al-Khamis and Hamdan Al-Azmi presented a bill on amending the Higher Education Law applied at Kuwait University, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) and private educational institutions in order to prohibit male and female students …

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Govt condemns Syria strikes on civilian targets in Aleppo

KUWAIT CITY, May 3, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday condemned the Syrian regime’s continued airstrikes on gathering places of civilians, residential areas and hospitals in Aleppo city over the last days. During its weekly meeting, held under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, …

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‘Human rights top Kuwait’s priorities’ – More powers sought

KUWAIT CITY, May 3, (KUNA): Kuwait remains steadfast in its commitment to human rights, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, noting that the issue of human rights is “no longer a national issue, but an international one.” Assistant Foreign Minister for Coordination Affairs Nasser Al-Sabeeh made the remarks at a …

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Min. urges extensive preps for travel season

KUWAIT CITY, May 3, (KUNA): Touring airport preparations for the onslaught of the summer travel season, Minister of Communications and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Essa Al-Kandari stressed on Tuesday the imperative to have all airport-related streamlining projects completed in record time. This came in a press statement issued …

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HH the Prime Minister arrives in Dhaka for first leg of Asian tour

DHAKA, May 3, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah and his accompanying delegation arrived in Dhaka on an official visit to Bangladesh, which is the first leg of an Asian tour that will also take him to Vietnam, Republic of Korea and Japan. …

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Expert sees application of VAT law in ’18-’19 – FATCA requirements explained

KUWAIT CITY, May 2, (KUNA): The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are most likely to apply the value-added tax law between 2018 and 2019, an accounting expert said on Monday. Kuwait, for example, issued a ministerial decree in 2015 obliging financial companies and institutions to stick to the Foreign …

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Civil freedoms minefield for austerity drive … on Kuwaitis – Welfare government in showdown with civil society’

KUWAIT CITY, May 2, (RTRS): A three-day strike by oil workers in Kuwait last month over pay reforms shows the government faces considerable opposition as it prepares to push through painful and controversial cuts to longstanding welfare benefits. Oil-exporting states around the Gulf are reducing subsidies for fuel, public utilities …

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Quitters must pay on contract, notice

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Director of Labor Relations Department in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Dr Madlol Al-Thuraifi confirmed the issuance of an administrative circular requiring employees with indefinite contracts, who intend to resign, to work for three months (notice period) from the date of submitting their resignation letter …

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Smart card to allow citizens, expats travel in GCC nations

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has unveiled a plan to allow citizens and expatriates residing in GCC countries to travel between the GCC member-nations using a smart card. Al-Jarrah confirmed the project will be presented …

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