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Kuwait

Contracts yet to be renewed – 71 KPA workers in a dilemma

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Seventy-one employees at Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) are facing uncertainty as steps have yet to be taken to renew their employment contracts which will expire in February, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed most of these employees have accumulated unused leave days up to 180 …

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Mobile app on Indian ‘Customs’ launched – Guide to travellers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs — Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. …

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‘No plan to deport expats’ – Expulsions as per law: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: “The government has not decided to deport expatriates from the country and it does not intend to do so”, says the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in an attempt to dissipate fears over forced deportation of expatriates from the country. He …

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Medical experts slam ‘racial’ remarks targeting expatriates – Visa traders actual cause of population imbalance: Dr Hayati

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: A number of doctors and medical employees expressed their rejection of the recent widespread racial talks targeting expatriates in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. Consultant Endocrinologist, and Diabetes and Internal Medicine Consultant at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital and activist Dr Anwar Yaqoub Hayati stressed that the recent increase …

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Imposing taxes on expatriates will impact negatively on realty sector

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: A number of real-estate businessmen expressed strong messages concerning the repeated parliamentary calls to impose taxes and increased fees on expatriates, stressing that such a move will reflect negatively on the real estate sector, reports Al-Rai daily. Head of the Real Estate Brokers Association Abdulrahman Al-Habib …

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MoI proposes issuing passports to bedoun for one-time travel abroad – Senior officials against the idea

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The Citizenship and Travel Documents Department affi liated to the Ministry of Interior is considering to put in place a new mechanism to issue travel documents or passports for bedoun for one-time travel to specifi c destinations, reports Al-Anba daily quoting security sources. The same sources …

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Minister ends contract of firm providing health insurance

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi ended the contract of General Services Company (health insurance for expatriates) to guide against notable observations made by the State Audit Bureau few years ago. A source said the minister sent a letter to the company to end the contract …

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Panel nod to poll shift, expat health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: The Parliament’s Legal and Legislative Committee on Tuesday approved several proposals including amendment of the electoral system and Health Insurance Law, as well as the establishment of a public company for building water desalination and power plants. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Committee Chairman MP …

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Preference for jobseekers whose mothers are ‘citizens of Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Expatriate jobseekers born to Kuwaiti mothers and foreign fathers were given a major boost after the government decided to support a draft decree that would move them up the employment priority ladder, reports GulfNews.com Under the draft approved by the Cabinet at its weekly session on …

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‘80 pct of nurses in last three years performed very poorly’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Following the announcement made by the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to bring in about 2,600 new nurses from overseas for covering the needs of the ministry, informed sources revealed that 80 percent of the nurses who were brought into the country in the last …

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