Kuwait

Approved funds not spent on 112 projects

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: A recent report released by the State Audit Bureau concerning major scenarios and latest developments in the execution of the projects of the developmental plan revealed that nothing from the funds appropriated for the projects has been spent on 112 projects, which has in turn led …

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MP COUNSELS AGAINST CABINET OF ‘FAILED’ MINISTERS – Reform longshot in fractured Assembly; Poll seen as referendum against austerity

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: A Parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait’s sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government’s attempts to close a gaping budget deficit. Opposition candidates won about 24 out of 50 seats last month in a parliamentary …

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Info ministry bans ads on sale of weapons of mass destruction in all media

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Ministry of Information has banned the publishing and broadcasting of any commercial advertisements of the sale of mass destruction weapons including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in newspapers, audiovisual media, and electronic media, reports Arab Times Daily. The ban also extends to advertisements related to money …

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Personal accounts exempt from E-law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5, (KUNA): The electronic media law regulates the information profession and is not applicable to personal accounts on the social media, said the Information Ministry’s spokesman. Mohammad Al-Awwash denied in a statement on Monday allegations that the new law aims at tightening the noose on freedom of …

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Construction of new airport on track – 6 years to build; Cost KD 1.3 bln

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Activities related to the construction of the new airport have begun with the preparation of the infrastructure of the project, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the project is considered as one of the major projects of the country and a stepping stone …

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Nottingham Forest owner quits Kuwait football association

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5, (AFP): Fawaz Al-Hassawi, the owner of English Championship side Nottingham Forest, has resigned from his post as head of Kuwait’s temporary football association, after just over three months in office. Hassawi had been appointed in August after authorities dissolved Kuwait’s Football Association amid a clampdown on …

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Looking out for parking space in Kuwait has become a nightmare – 100,000 cars chase 60,000 lots

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Looking for parking space in Kuwait City has become like a mirage especially during peak hours, reports Arab Times daily. Everyday, owners of about 40,000 vehicles take the risk of the withdrawal of their number plates when they park their vehicles due to lack of sufficient …

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7,000 Kuwaitis with $2.3bn in FATCA reveal

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The USA Tax and Financial Consultants Office in the Middle East confirmed that Kuwait has revealed the accounts of about 7,000 Kuwaitis who hold dual citizenship and are covered by the US tax laws according to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), reports Al-Anba daily …

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Work permit visa renewals, final cancellations exempted – PAM to suspend most activities in the last 10 days of this month

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Public Authority for Manpower will suspend all activities, except renewals and final cancellation visa for traveling, at the labor departments in the last 10 days of this month to carry out annual inventory process, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the authority has …

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Committee OKs 45,161 work permit transfers – 200 applications rejected since Nov 2015

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: The Individual Disputes Supreme Committee has approved 45,161 applications for work permit transfer in the private sector and rejected the transfer of 200 employees since its inception in November 2015, reports Al-Jaridah daily quoting acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah. Al-Mutawtah …

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