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Kuwait

Leaves cancelled as govt gears up to tackle threat in holidays

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: In the face of threats to the security and stability of the nation during the national holidays, a highranking security official said the Interior Ministry is able to protect the homeland, the citizens and the residents of this land, reports Al-Shahed daily. The official revealed the …

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Bid to resolve absconding cases

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The General Department for Residency Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has started taking new procedures to resolve absconding cases fi led before Jan 4, 2016, says Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah. In a press statement, Al- Jarrah explained this will …

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KD 5 for for Civil ID issuance, KD 20 for replacement of Civil ID

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, acting Minister of Electricity and Water and Board Chairman of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah issued ministerial Decision No. 1/2016 on increasing fees for services offered by the authority, reports Al- Qabas daily. The decision that …

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MP IN PUSH TO EXPAND EARLY RETIREMENT PACKAGE – Equality nod to Kuwaiti wives of foreigners – Rent allowance hit again

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The parliamentary Women and Family Affairs Committee has approved the proposal to treat Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis equal to those married to their compatriots. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting on Wednesday, Rapporteur MP Mohammed Tana revealed they discussed issues concerning these women and …

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Expats split on celebrations marking Feb 25, 26 holidays – Many families prefer to stay at home

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared their views on the usage of water guns during the National and Liberation day celebrations in Kuwait with the majority of respondents taking a negative stance on the practice. 18 percent of voters felt that using water …

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Surprise gun raids ongoing

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17, (KUNA): The unlicensed arms and explosives’ collection law, a year after its enforcement, has resulted in substantially reducing rates of incidents or accidents that lead to fatalities or critical injuries. Moreover, it has led to lower shooting occurrences during ceremonies. The law enforcement, coupled with a …

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I Miss You Kuwait!!

By HE Major General Mohammad Ashab Uddin Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh After my tenure as Ambassador of Bangladesh in Kuwait as I leave, my feeling and emotions are many and multidimensional. I will always remember beautiful Kuwait and its heart touching aspects. ■ The warmth of bilateral …

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‘Current budget not sufficient to pay housing grants for expat teachers’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at Ministry of Education Yousef Al-Najjar says the current budget of the ministry is not sufficient to pay housing allowances for female expatriate teachers, even though the Civil Service Commission had recently approved the provision of KD 150 monthly housing allowance …

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Legislators hit plan to raise pay of expat teachers, housing allowance – MPs object to cuts in support for medical treatment abroad

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: MP Talal Al-Jalal has outrightly rejected the plan of Finance Minister and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh to increase the salaries of expatriate teachers at a time the government is planning to lift subsidies and reduce financial support for Kuwaitis undergoing treatment in other countries …

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429 traffic deaths in 2015 … 4,265 over 10 years – Rate falls 7%

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Abdullah Al-Muhanna has said the General Traffic Department has collected a total of KD 70,043,005 in traffic fines between May 12, 2015 and Jan 10, 2016, according to a press release issued by the Ministry. …

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