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Kuwait

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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No quorum, no quarrel on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday adjourned the special session on the demographics issue due to lack of quorum. Members of the executive and legislative authorities accused each other of causing the lack of quorum which led to postponement of talks on the above mentioned issue. …

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Expat health insurance disputes ‘solved’: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): Recent disputes faced at the health insurance centers have been sorted out in efforts to boost healthcare services in the country, an official in the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Thursday. In a statement to the press after inspecting various health insurance centers, the …

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Kuwait bans Egyptian film

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Chairman and CEO of the International Film Distribution Co Hisham Al- Ghanim said the Egyptian film titled ‘Maulana’ has been banned in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) citing censorship reasons, reports Annahar daily. Speaking to the daily, Al- Ghanim pointed out the film is …

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‘Temporary ban not answer’ – Provide jobs: Philippine bishop

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, a Catholic bishop, has urged the Philippine Labor Department to reconsider its plan to stop sending Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers. A report published Thursday on www.ucanews.com quoted Bishop Santos, who currently heads the …

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Govt, Assembly must find ways to root out corruption – Kuwait slips eight points on graft index

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: “The worst kind of danger prevalent in the country is that corruption has become a matter of prestige to such an extent that some people even brag about it”, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the General Coordinator of Kuwait Progressive Movement (KPM) Anwar Al-Fikri. During a seminar …

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