Tuesday , October 24 2017

Kuwait

Iraq denies any link to abduction of Qataris – Qatari FM follows up ordeal of nationals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (Agencies): Iraq’s foreign minister denied Tuesday any link between his government and the kidnappers of 26 Qatari hunters, allegedly people linked to Shiite militiamen on whom Baghdad relies heavily against the Islamic State group. During a press conference after talks with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah …

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Pay US taxes, or lose passports

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: Jim O’Neill, Vice-President of the American Bureau of Consulting and Audit who is also in charge of international activity was recently quoted as saying the passports of those who have obtained the American citizenship and reside outside the United States might be withdrawn if they fail …

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Security at Christian places of worship a top priority: Interior – ‘Land of tolerance’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday reiterated keenness on security and safety of Christians and their places of worship, thanking them for interacting with such efforts. Today Al-Fahad received representatives of the churches in Kuwait, as part of coordination meetings with …

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Indications point to 10 pct increase in service charges

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Indications are rife that service charges will be increased by 10 percent for transactions and other facilities rendered to citizens and expatriates by the Government, reports Al-Shahid daily. The daily quoting sources indicated a comprehensive study is being prepared by the committee in charge of reviewing …

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MPs submit new bill to establish anti-graft body – Bid to fill vacuum

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: MPs Ouda Al- Ruweie, Sultan Al-Gusain, Talal Al-Jala, Faisal Al-Kandari and Abdul-Hameed Dashti presented a new bill on the establishment of the Anti- Corruption Authority. This came after the Constitutional Court declared the unconstitutionality of the existing Public Anti-Corruption Authority Law. In its ruling, the court …

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MoE okays enrolment of expat doctors’ kids in public schools – Plan to set up school for those implanting cochlea

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Ministry of Education has approved the proposal to allow the children of expatriate doctors working in public hospitals, clinic and medical centers to enroll in public schools starting from the next academic year, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the ministry also announced the …

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Cabinet okays new draft law to set up anti-graft authority – Bill referred to His Highness the Amir

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday approved a new draft law for establishing the Anti-Corruption Authority, as a previous one was deemed unconstitutional. The Cabinet’s weekly meeting at Seif Palace, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, referred the bill to …

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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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