Saturday , November 18 2017

Kuwait

Hike in health fees violates law, say some

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The decision of the Minister of Health to increase health fees for expatriates ‘is suspected of violating the law’, reports Al-Anba daily quoting legal sources. The sources pointed out the Minister of Health may be quizzed under the dome of the National Assembly or a complaint …

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Thursday, Sep 21st Holiday – Hijri New Year

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Ministries and all government institutions nationwide will be closed on Thursday, Sept 21 to mark the Hijri New Year’s holiday, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, workplaces of unconventional and special nature will determine their holidays as they see fit, a statement issued …

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‘19 executive measures adopted to reduce ministry’s expenditure’

Debts collected in coordination with PACI: Al-Fares KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares was quoted as saying he adopted 19 executive measures to reduce the ministry’s expenditure in line with State policy and decisions of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). In response to …

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Philippine Embassy sets up assistance desk

JAD to respond to requests of Filipinos in Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The Philippine Embassy’s Assistance to Nationals Unit (ATN) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait recently activated a Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) which responds to requests for assistance from Overseas Filipinos in Kuwait, Philippine Ambassador …

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MP proposes use of solar energy to rationalize power consumption

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: MP Abdullah Fahad has proposed using solar energy in all mosques, taking into consideration that the remarkable increase in electricity consumption during summer sometimes causes power outage. In his proposal, the lawmaker stressed the need to rationalize electricity consumption and keep pace with international technological developments …

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Visa freeze on North Koreans

KUWAIT CITY/DOHA, Sept 19, (RTRS): North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged …

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Kuwaitis hold on to their properties in Lebanon despite shaky circumstances

‘Kuwaiti nationals always feel at home in Sawfar town’ BEIRUT, Sept 19, (KUNA): Despite the shaky economic, security, and political circumstances, which ironically seem to always be the norm in Lebanon, Kuwaitis continue to hold on to their properties in the neighbouring Arab country. According to a report by the …

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‘Use new wing to treat only Kuwaitis’: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr Mahdi Al-Fadli has sent a proposal to the Director of the District Health Area to earmark the new wing of the hospital to treat only Kuwaitis while the old wing can be used for treating expatriates, reports Annahar daily. He said …

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Minister adopts strategy to implement policy of replacing foreigners in judiciary

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Will the Kuwaitization of the government sector succeed this time in line with the decision that was taken last week? This is the question, reports Al-Qabas daily. Ten years ago, specifically in 2007, a similar decision was issued by the former Minister of Social Affairs and …

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KNPC denies sacking Kuwaiti workers after refinery closure

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: MPs Hamoud Al-Khudair and Askar Al-Anazi were shocked when they heard news on the dismissal of more than 100 Kuwaiti employees from Shuaiba Refinery and that they were replaced with Asian workers. Stressing that generating job opportunities for Kuwaitis will remain as one of the priorities …

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