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Kuwait

Civil ID fee to KD 5

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) said Tuesday it would, as of April 1st, increase fees for a new Civil ID to five Kuwaiti Dinars, from the current KD two, while doubling the fee to KD 20 for a replacement ID. PACI Director General …

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‘Scandal of fake PhD certs to be dealt with transparency’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Several officials and legal experts unanimously agreed in a recent opinion survey that the scandal of fake and bogus PhD certificates should be dealt with thoroughly and transparently, and that maximum punishment should be meted out to offenders to serve as deterrent for others, reports Al-Seyassah …

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Call to ban use of water guns during National Day events – ‘Precious resource being wasted’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: In the wake of the decision issued by Environment Public Authority (EPA) four years ago to ban foam sprayed during the National Days, celebrants have substituted foam with water and wasting the precious resource which Ministry of Electricity and Water spends huge sums in producing, reports …

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Govt ‘keen’ on protection of patients rights: official – ‘Latest equipment, medicines provided’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi Monday confirmed his ministry’s unshaken commitment to provision of healthcare starting from primary health at medical centers to preventive and treatment services at public hospitals. “The medical centers and specialized clinics, which are fairly distributed countrywide, …

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No Zika in Kuwait: MoH – WHO declares emergency

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (Agencies): The Ministry of Health (MoH) said Monday no cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread in Latin American countries, was registered in Kuwait and the ministry was capable of detecting related infections. The MoH has been carrying nationwide surviellance of insects and there …

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Step closer to end services of govt sector expats reaching 50 – CSC demands lists of workers by March 1

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a circular to all ministries and other governmental bodies to submit on March 1, 2016 the list of expatriate workers with their ages and to end the service of those who have reached the age of 50, reports Al- Nahar …

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Pride of place in planning for ‘knowledge economy’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1, (KUNA): Eminent academics called on Monday for evolving all levels of education in the country to be a leading factor for knowledge-based economy. Speaking at the last session of the national conference on modern state jobs from an economic point of view, Dr. Adel Al-Huseinan, Vice …

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Kuwait toughens security on flights

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Aviation Security Department affiliated to the General Department for Private Forces at Ministry of Interior has toughened its security procedures and allocated four military officers from the security forces in every Kuwaiti plane that will travel to countries suffering from security and military problems, reports Al-Shahed …

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MP Ashour accused of divisiveness – Calls to resign

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: MP Saleh Ashour came under fire from some of his colleagues when he urged his fellow Shiite MPs to submit their resignation, as he was accused of trying to divide the Kuwaiti society. Ashour was among the Shiite MPs who boycotted the parliamentary session a day …

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GMRP in misuse of funds as KD 10m paid to 5,500 employees of 45 govt agencies

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The chain of scandals concerning misappropriation of public funds continue to stream, in the wake of the recent exposure at the Government and Manpower Restructuring Project (GMRP) regarding ambiguities surrounding KD10 million paid to some 5,500 employees of 45 government agencies, reports Al-Rai daily. Secretary General …

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