Kuwait

‘Specify duty hours for staff in the family way’ – Law affects schools, ministry sectors

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Ministry of Education Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athary has requested the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to indicate the date for implementing reduction in working hours of pregnant female employees in all levels of education – kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, …

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AMIR CALLS FOR IRAN DIALOGUE, RESPECT FOR SOVEREIGNTY – ‘Six as one to confront challenges’

MANAMA, Dec 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Tuesday the GCC Summit comes amid rapid international changes and critical conditions that necessitate continuing consultations and joint coordination to consider and preclude relevant reflections on the GCC countries. Addressing the 37th GCC Summit held in …

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Expat managers can ‘multi-firm’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a decision on reforming the working conditions of foreign managers in the private sector, reports Al-Rai daily. The decision allows foreign managers to handle more than one company at the …

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MPs get Assembly preview

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: The Secretariat General of the National Assembly organized Tuesday an introduction meeting for the MPs-elect with Secretary-General Allam Al- Kandari, assistant secretaries and senior officials of the secretariat in attendance. Al-Kandari congratulated the MPs-elect for winning the trust of citizens, while thanking them for responding to …

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Kuwaiti citizen arrested for publishing “false news”

KUWAIT CITY: Security forces arrested Khalifa Ali Al-Hashash, a Kuwaiti citizen, on charges of publishing “false news” over domestic affairs through social media, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday. Al-Hashash, whose arrest was upon a warrant by the public prosector, is accused of spreading false news over domestic affairs …

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Landline phone tariffs to be cut

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Ministry of Communications has issued a decision for a comprehensive revision of tariffs of international calling through fi xed landline phones from Kuwait to about 247 countries and cities. The decision to reduce the rates by more than 15 percent will come into effect on Jan …

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Vital to instill social values in youth: official

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Assistant Undersecretary for Development Affairs at the State Ministry for Youth Affairs Meshal Al-Subai’e affirmed the keenness of the ministry to support youths in a manner that will contribute to highlighting their creativity in various aspects. He stressed the importance of instilling social values particularly patriotism …

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Approved funds not spent on 112 projects

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: A recent report released by the State Audit Bureau concerning major scenarios and latest developments in the execution of the projects of the developmental plan revealed that nothing from the funds appropriated for the projects has been spent on 112 projects, which has in turn led …

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MP COUNSELS AGAINST CABINET OF ‘FAILED’ MINISTERS – Reform longshot in fractured Assembly; Poll seen as referendum against austerity

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: A Parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait’s sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government’s attempts to close a gaping budget deficit. Opposition candidates won about 24 out of 50 seats last month in a parliamentary …

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Info ministry bans ads on sale of weapons of mass destruction in all media

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Ministry of Information has banned the publishing and broadcasting of any commercial advertisements of the sale of mass destruction weapons including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in newspapers, audiovisual media, and electronic media, reports Arab Times Daily. The ban also extends to advertisements related to money …

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