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Kuwait

Kuwait to introduce sales tax in January 2018 – One on reforms

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: Representatives of various economic agencies have recommended increasing public spending in order to boost the economy and activate the role of the private sector in economic activities, says Chairman of the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee MP Faisal Al-Shaye. Al-Shaye made the statement after the …

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‘Decision to lift ban on Pakistanis in the hands of Manpower & MoI’

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The relationship between Kuwait and Pakistan remains strong and continues to develop along with positive commercial cooperation, whereas there has been no problem in terms of the presence of Pakistanis here, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind …

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KFAED signs KD 10 million loan agreement with Lanka

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: A Loan Agreement was signed today in Colombo between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will extend a loan of Kuwaiti Dinars ten million (KD 10,000,000), equivalent to about US$ 34 million, …

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48 Kuwaitis among 411 TB cases in 2015

KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (KUNA): Some 48 Kuwaitis are among 411 people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in 2015, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday. The ministry’s Public Health Department Director Dr Yousuf Mendakar revealed the figures during a ceremony marking the World Tuberculosis Day, March 24. TB patients …

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IOC says ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban

BERLIN, March 24, (RTRS): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it says it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said on Thursday. Kuwait has rejected the …

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Kuwaiti laws maintain salaries, privileges of State employees – Plan to boost pvt sector’s role

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): The Kuwait laws stresses the need to maintain salaries and financial privileges of State’s employees, said an official. The strategic alternative project seeks to address the issue of salaries’ gaps, Undersecretary of Finance Ministry Khalifa Hamada, added in a speech at the national conference on …

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Bringing in new unskilled workers to cost more – Move tied to result of expat exodus

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 23: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the perceived consequences of expatriates moving out of Kuwait as a result of the rising cost of living. The increase of expenditure for basics amenities and the absence of a legal minimum wage and related …

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3rd person held for links to Kuwaitis’ killing

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Lebanese security forces have arrested a third person for links to the murder of the two Kuwaiti citizens Nabil Yacoub Al-Ghareeb and Hussein Al-Nassar, reports Al-Anba daily. The man was arrested while attempting to sell a Rolex watch apparently stolen from the murdered men. A judicial …

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Arrest warrant issued against MP Abdulhameed Dashti

KUWAIT CITY: Following the lifting of MP Abdulhameed Dashti’s parliamentary immunity last week, an arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday and a circular was sent to all borders for his arrest over the case fi led against him for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In his Twitter account, …

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Sports laws not real reason for Kuwait’s IOC suspension

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): Kuwait’s sports laws are not the real reason that led the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the country, the head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation with the IOC Dr Mohammad Alfili said. Similar sports laws similar to the Kuwaiti ones exist in many …

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