Thursday , September 20 2018


Court rejects swift reimposition of ban

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5, (Agencies): The travel ban imposed by Executive Order 13769 “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” has been suspended, says a notice from the US embassy in Kuwait. Please visit travel/en/news/important-announcement.html for more information. The US Embassy is resuming visa appointment scheduling and …

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Several expat teachers issue statement after MP criticism – ‘Entire academic process based on several factors’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Several expatriate teachers in the public schools of Kuwait have issued a strongly-worded press statement in response to the statement made by MP Safa Al-Hashim, who had accused expatriate teachers, especially teachers from Egypt, of being the reason behind the low academic performance in Kuwait. In …

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Citizens to be given opportunity to subscribe in projects worth billions

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh says his ministry usually carries out comprehensive review of the economic and financial reform document in order to expand estimation indexes, follow up the level of accomplishment and hold the underperformers accountable, reports Al- Anba daily. In …

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Overseas treatment time for chronic disease hiked

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has extended the period within which Kuwaitis receive treatment overseas for cancer, chronic pediatric disease, organ transplant, and complicated surgeries from three to six months. Dr Al-Harbi declared this recently while patronizing the Oral Cancer Awareness Day held at 360 …

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60-year of age expats on way to retirement

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to issue a decision to refer expatriate employees of public sector for retirement after they reach 60 years of age, reports Arab Times daily quoting top sources from CSC. They explained that this decision will present job opportunities for citizens …

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Kuwait denies visa bans

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4, (Agencies): Kuwait categorically denied media reports that it planned to stop issuing entry visas for some nationalities, affirming that issuance of visa was a “sovereignty matter.” The foreign ministry “categorically denies these claims and affirms that these reported nationalities (which he did not mention) have big …

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Expatriate teachers consider taking their grievances to ILO – MoE’s refusal to execute court rulings

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Amid the refusal of Ministry of Education and Higher Education and concerned government agencies to execute court rulings in favor of expatriate teachers over their housing allowance, teachers have been considering presenting a grievance to the International Labor Organization or concerned courts. A source said the …

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Issue of moratorium Pinoy on HSWs draws ‘mixed reactions’ in Kuwait – Call for full implementation of Domestic Labour Law

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: The issue on moratorium on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) to Kuwait generated varied reactions from the Filipino community, representative and owners of manpower recruitment agencies in Kuwait as they all wait for the decision of the Philippine government on the matter. With …

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‘Back to School’ today as second term starts

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: It is ‘Back to School’ Sunday for more than half a million students as schools across the country open for the second term 2016/2017, reports Al-Anba daily. The Ministry of Education is geared up to receive students and its offi cials will conduct field inspection visits …

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Al-Hashim reiterates intention to call for imposing taxes on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: MP Safa Al-Hashim affirmed her intention to call for imposing taxes on expatriates, revealing that she will present a proposal in this regard, reports Arab Times daily. Indicating that such a step has been taken in the United Arab Emirates, she said imposing taxes on expatriates …

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