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Kuwait

‘Use term domestic staff’ – Maid, servant derogatory

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Kuwait Society for Human Rights is baffled by the inhumane terms being used to refer to expatriates in the country, such as ‘servants’ and ‘housemaids;’ indicating these are derogatory terms and the international human rights organizations uses the term ‘domestic workers’ instead of calling them ‘housemaids.’ …

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‘Kuwait officially becomes gasoline importing country’

CAPT okays request to grant 2 gas tankers building tender to Hyundai KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Kuwait officially became a gasoline importing country on a daily basis as of April 2017, reports Al- Anba daily. Kuwait has been buying 1.4 million liters of gasoline worth KD 214,000 every day from …

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No action on MP ‘stormers’ – Ruling awaited

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The National Assembly will not take any action regarding the MPs convicted of storming the legislative building until the Court of Cassation issues its ruling, says Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim. On the parliamentary immunity, Al-Ghanim explained the immunity must be lifted before the indictment, while there …

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Kuwait praised … gains observer status at International Organization for Migration

GENEVA, Nov 28, (KUNA): The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) executive council unanimously agreed Tuesday to officially grant Kuwait observer status. Addressing the 108th session of the IOM council, which kicked off Tuesday and will continue into the next month, IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing heaped praise on Kuwait …

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Kuwait studies online renewal of residence – Dependent-to-work at 21 eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Director-General of the General Department of Residence Affairs, Major-General Talal Ma’arafi said the department is considering automatic renewal of residence permit for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. The department is reportedly looking at offers submitted by several companies to run the project. Ma’arafi said the project aims …

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Many proposals afoot to cut health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The head of the Health Committee of the National Assembly MP Dr Hamoud Al-Khudair said the committee will examine a number of proposals over the next few days to reduce the health fees for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Khudair added, there are a number of proposals to …

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Big improvement in discipline after latest traffic regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Since the activation of Article 207 of the traffic law, about a fortnight ago, discipline among the drivers has reached at an unprecedented level, reports Annahar daily. The daily quoting sources said firm application of the law has instilled some discipline among the motorists. The source …

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Teams to monitor donation collectors, ‘camp teachers’

Bid to protect youths from radicalism KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The ministries of Interior, Awqaf and Social Affairs will form teams to monitor and pursue those who collect donations and give unaccredited lessons in camping sites, as such acts contravene the laws of the country, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. …

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‘Onions’ from Egypt are safe

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Results of laboratory tests conducted by the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition showed that samples of onions imported from Egypt are safe for human consumption, reports Al-Rai daily. This puts an end to the controversy on the import of onions from Egypt which started when …

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OPPOSITION MPs EXPRESS ASTONISHMENT ON VERDICT

Up to 5 years jail for Assembly raid – Court orders immediate arrest KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Several opposition MPs expressed astonishment over the verdict of the Court of Appeals which, on Monday, sentenced a number of former and current MPs, including Musallam Al-Barrak, and other citizens up to five years …

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