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Kuwait

Only 804,251 expats in Kuwait are literate – 108,878 out of 2.95m are degree holders

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Recent statistics by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicates that only 804,251 expatriate personnel can read and write, 89,282 of them are illiterates, and 500,337 of the total 2.950 million expatriates who are over 15 years old are intermediate certificate holders, reports Al-Seyassah daily. …

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PACA law unconstitutional: Court – LAW NOT QUALIFIED UNDER DECREE OF NE

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The Constitutional Court has ruled that Legislative Decree No. 24/2012 on the establishment of the Public Anti- Corruption Authority (PACA) and the provisions on financial disclosure is unconstitutional. In a session chaired by Judge Yusuf Al-Mutawa on Sunday, the court explained that the decree “is not …

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US moms launch hunt as Mideast dads go missing

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: A group of American women have begun to track down university students from Kuwait for illegally impregnating their daughters and giving birth to children, reports Al-Rai daily. These Americans are doing this through a specialized website to help mothers trace the fathers of their babies before …

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MoH suffers big losses in medical errors: study

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (Agencies): A mobile dental clinic has been launched to serve residents of Al-Rawdha area, a senior Ministry of Health (MoH) official announced on Saturday. In a press statement, Director of Capital Health Zone Dr. Afrah Al-Sarraf said that the mobile clinic, which caters to the elderly, …

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Panel okays KD 6 bln budget to develop Kuwait armament – Cancel licences of ‘suspicious’ cafes: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The parliamentary Finance and Budget Joint Committee appro-ved Sunday the request of the government for a budget of KD 6 billion to develop Kuwait’s armament. Sources explained the committee endorsed the suggestion to take KD 3 billion from the General Reserve Fund and the other KD …

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Residency to be linked with academic qualification

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor will start implementing a roadmap to resolve the imbalance in Kuwait’s population structure by early January through chains of procedures, among them linking the residence of expatriates with their academic qualifications. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of …

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‘GTD eyes pulling licenses for 1 year of traffic law violators’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: General Traffic Department is considering imposing new sanctions on traffic violators, reports Al- Shahed daily. Sources said the most prominent act is to withdraw for one year the license of any motorist who commits a breach; drives in a reckless manner or in the opposite direction …

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Govt won’t submit another bill on autonomy of judiciary

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: At a time everyone is waiting for the Constitutional Court to announce its verdict on the petition regarding the constitutionality of law number 24/2012 on the establishment of the Public Anti-Corruption Authority, Chairman of the parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee MP Mubarak Al-Harees disclosed the …

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Panel to tackle govt’s request

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Chairman of the parliamentary Financial Affairs Committee MP Faisal Al- Shaye said the four-member panel on Sunday will look into the government’s request to withdraw money from the public reserve to meet the requirements of the Defense Ministry, reports Al-Rai daily. Indicating Deputy Premier and Minister …

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Hala Feb list of ‘stars’ out

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The list of names of stars and artists to perform at concerts during Hala February Festival 2016 has been released, reports Al- Qabas daily. A source said the concerts will be different in nature and style, with ultramodern décor using the state of the art techniques. …

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