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Kuwait

Lawmakers voice optimism over discussion on fuel price increase – ‘Need to grant financial support to citizens’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: Lawmakers have voiced optimism over the government-Parliament meeting scheduled for Wednesday to discuss repercussions of the fuel price hike. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim hopes the two authorities will reach an agreement on gasoline prices without harming the citizens. He said he was honored to …

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‘CSC plans to cut senior officials benefits’ – Top officials to receive KD 250 car allowance: sources

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to take necessary action to reduce the benefits provided to senior officials, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting governmental sources. Indicating that 454 senior officials have been listed in CSC’s plan, the sources explained that the first step is to fix the …

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Union calls to allow employees in co-ops to transfer to private sector

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: Chairperson of the Administrative and Financial Affairs Committee in the Consumers Cooperative Society Union Fuhaid Al-Hatitah has called on Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih and officials in the Public Authority for Manpower to allow the employees in cooperative societies to transfer to the …

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‘Cabinet to soon grant Kuwaiti citizenship to about 300 people’ – ‘Interior’ provides list of candidates

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The Cabinet will soon grant Kuwaiti citizenship to about 300 individuals based on the provision of noble activities, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting informed sources. They said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah provided the list of deserving candidates that …

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Power cut eyed for ones not clearing bills: report – Ways to tackle cheating pondered

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Ministry of Electricity and Water is planning to cut off electricity of those who fail to pay their electricity bills, reports Arab Times daily quoting reliable sources. They revealed that the ministry is also planning to form a committee for providing fulltime workers for reading meters and …

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US holds Kuwaitis for laptop content

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Over the past few months the US authorities have reportedly arrested a significant number of Kuwaitis, most of whom are believed to be students and young tourists, reports Al-Rai daily quoting knowledgeable sources. According to the same sources, they have been detained for committing minor violations …

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Snapchat, social media spoiling teenage people – ‘Alien to tradition, culture’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Close watchers of the mobile application ‘snapchat’ and other social media networking sites observe an increasing rate of liquor and illicit drug consumption among the youth, in addition to stunts considered alien to the tradition and culture of Kuwaiti society. It has been noted that individuals …

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‘Cabinet needs to issue executive regulation for anti-graft law Tues’ – Al-Duwaisan queries about transfer of KAC pilots to govt jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: MP Ahmad Al-Qudaibi has stressed the need to issue the executive regulation for the Anti- Corruption Authority Law in the Cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday, pointing out the six-month grace period has lapsed and this delay is unacceptable. In a press statement Monday, Al-Qudaibi affirmed that …

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500 Bedoun soldiers likely to be granted citizenship

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Ministry of Defence, in collaboration with the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) in Kuwait has reviewed 500 files of stateless military personnel, who participated in the Arab wars and the war to liberate Kuwait, either retired or who are still …

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KD 20 compensation coupons for fuel price hike criticized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: Many economists have criticized the idea of granting KD 20 for each citizen who holds a driving license as compensation for the fuel price hike, pointing out that cancellation of the new prices is better and the cost is lower, reports Al-Jaridah daily. Some economists are …

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