Kuwait

Kuwait ‘routines’ UK likely attack warning – ‘Alarm regional’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22, (KUNA): In response to a British warning Saturday of “likely attacks in Kuwait,” Kuwait Foreign Ministry assured the warnings are a routine measure and issued not for Kuwait only but for Middle East and most of the European countries. In a statement to KUNA in this …

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Panel agrees KD 600mn KAC capital increase – Juvenile age change to 18 eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Rapporteur of the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee MP Safa Hashem said they tackled the funding of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) on Sunday. She pointed out the problem lies in the administration, while calling on all departments in State institutions to carry out their tasks …

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MOH cancels contract with Health Insurance company – Expats for residence renewal to be given temporary residence permit for 1 month – Expatriate will not be able to leave the country

KUWAIT CITY: The Interior Ministry has given instructions to directors of Residence Affairs Departments in the six governorates to grant temporary residence permit of one month only to the expatriates who apply for renewal of their residence permit, reports Arab Times daily. However, during this period an expatriate will not …

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Citizenship of twenty under the microscope – ‘125,000 people violate Residency Law’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Files of more than 20 Kuwaiti citizens are currently being examined to determine whether or not their citizenships have to be revoked, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the files contain data that contradict the statements of the witnesses and the official letters …

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Airport witnesses ‘remarkable’ increase in number of travellers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Kuwait International Airport witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of passengers two days ago, because the midterm holiday for public schools has started prompting the concerned authorities to raise the level of preparation by taking the necessary steps to forestall congestion in order to enable …

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MP’s bill defines crimes that bar candidates from contesting polls

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: MP Ahmed Nabil Al-Fadel has presented a bill on defining crimes which disqualify a citizen proven to have engaged in such acts from standing for parliamentary elections. In a press statement, Al-Fadel explained the bill includes stipulations on electing Parliament members and cancellation of the existing …

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Kuwait plans to set up family counselling centers: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh announced on Saturday that the Supreme Family Council decided during a meeting today to set up family counselling centers to help in resolving couples’ problems and guiding them ahead of bonding. The council’s meeting addressed relevant regulations, …

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Wrong approach being eyed to deal with population imbalance – ‘Statements from parliamentarians not helpful’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: “Nobody can deny the fact that the population imbalance issue in Kuwait is a serious problem that needs to be solved urgently. However, the recent parliamentary statements in this regard cannot be considered as the right solution, especially since they were aimed at gaining the support …

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MP won’t support anti-expat session

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee MP Adel Al-Damkhi has stressed the need to address the lopsided population issue, without discriminating against expatriates. This came after MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari announced completion of the required number of signatures for a request to hold a special session …

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MPs call for ‘effective and fruitful’ discussion of population imbalance – ‘Approve 50 pct citizens, 50 pct expats plan’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: A number of MPs stressed the need for the parliamentary session, which is to be held on Feb 2 for discussing the demographic problem, to be effective and fruitful, reports Al-Rai daily. MP Safa Al-Hashem affirmed that the Feb 2 parliamentary session is very important, as …

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