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Kuwait

AMIR URGES IRAN TO EASE TENSION, YEMEN SIDES TO PEACE – ‘Unwavering resolve against terror’

ISTANBUL, April 14, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday said that the battle against terrorism will be a long one but would be pursued with unwavering resolve. “Our battle against terrorism is a hard and long one, however it will be pursued with resolve,” …

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Many Ministry of Public Works employees not receiving salaries – union

KUWAIT CITY, April 14, (Agencies): The labor union of Ministry of Public Works said many employees of the ministry complained that they have not been receiving their salaries, which has been negatively affecting them and their families, reports Al- Qabas daily. In a press release, Secretary General of the labor …

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‘Kuwaitis treat their domestics well’

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Recent statistics by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicated 587,696 expatriates constituting 288,982 male and 298,714 female were employed in the Kuwaiti houses as domestic workers before January 2016. In a recent survey conducted among some domestic workers in order to get a clear …

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Philippine Airlines ‘presses’ on flight rights

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to take proper measures to obtain Kuwaiti authorization in order to exercise its Dubai- Kuwait fifth freedom rights. According to a report published by The Standard-Philippines on its website recently, PAL sought the assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in …

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Kuwait records 5 cases of cholera – Victims came from Iraq

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Majdah Al-Qattan revealed that Kuwait recorded five cases of cholera in people who came from Iraq and they have been treated. On the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony of the Scientific Conference on Latest Surgeries …

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Parliamentary committee OKs draft law on copyrights – MP

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: The parliamentary Education, Culture and Guidance Affairs Committee on Thursday approved the draft law on copyrights and other related rights. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Committee Chairman MP Ouda Al-Ruweie submitted its report on the draft law to the National Assembly for inclusion in the …

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Nod to water, power hike on expats – Kuwaiti residences exempted – LOOMING VAT TAX TO ADD 5% TO GOODS, SERVICES

KUWAIT CITY, April 13, (AFP): Kuwait’s Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill allowing the government to raise power and water charges on foreign residents and on businesses but exempted the Gulf state’s citizens. Thirty-one MPs voted in favour while 17 members opposed it. The second and final round of voting …

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Traders hike prices of foodstuff after MoCI announces ‘freeze’ – Absence of ministry’s surveillance on market tied to move

KUWAIT CITY, April 13: Traders in Kuwait increased the prices of foodstuff by 15-50 percent immediately after Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced its decision to freeze prices. The traders made this move without waiting for the government and Parliament to reach an agreement about the electricity and water costs. …

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‘Line of work must match the field of specialization to grant allowances’ – Taxi companies to hire reserve drivers

KUWAIT CITY, April 13: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has asked all ministries and other government institutions to apply the condition for granting allowances to executive employees only if their line of work matches their field of specialization, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Indicating the CSC has ordered stopping payment …

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Kuwait will deploy Guard in oil strike

KUWAIT CITY, April 13, (Agencies): Kuwait was to deploy national guard units Wednesday to run and protect some oil facilities after workers announced a major strike for this weekend, a newspaper said. The units would start working at facilities in the Gulf state’s oil-rich southern region, Al-Rai said, citing unnamed …

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