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Kuwait

Amir receives Yemen President

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, accompanied by senior officials, arrived in the country on Tuesday starting a two-day official visit. President Hadi was welcomed at the airport by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf …

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MPs lift Dashti immunity, nod to sanctions on firms

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The Parliament approved Tuesday the Public Prosecution’s request to lift the immunity of MP Abdul Hameed Dashti due to a number of lawsuits that the government filed against him for offending the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kuwaiti judiciary in charge of the Abdally cell …

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Private schools get final warning to demolish prefabricated classrooms

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: Undersecretary of Education Dr Haitham Al-Athari has issued the final warning to private schools through a recent circular directing all proprietors to demolish prefabricated classrooms before the commencement of academic year 2016/2017, indicating failure to abide by instructions will result in serious consequences. The ministry will …

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Kuwaitis deeply passionate about charity work: Sheikha – Islamic center planned in Canada

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): The general supervisor of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Islamic center, which is planned to be built in Canada, Sheikha Awrad Jaber Al-Al- Ahmad Sabah said Tuesday that the people of Kuwait have always been “profoundly passionate” about charity work. Sheikha Awrad said in a joint press …

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Confab seeks ways to counter challenges facing food safety

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): The 2nd Kuwait Food Safety Conference (KFSC) kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of several international experts and specialists in the field. The conference coincides with the start of implementing stipulations of the Sustainable Development Summit, held at the UN headquarters in September 2015, …

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Plan to arrest part-time workers for citizens, expats, deport them

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Director of the Domestic Labor Department Mohammad Al-Ajmi has said the department will organize campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan to arrest domestic workers who work for expatriates and Kuwaitis on part-time basis for a specific number of hours, reports Al- Anba daily. Those arrested …

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Cabinet nod to 10% tax on company profits – Repricing of some commodities, public services approved

KUWAIT CITY, March 14, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh told a press conference on Monday that the Cabinet had approved a plan to impose a 10 percent tax on profits of companies. The Cabinet also approved a repricing of some commodities and public services, he added, without elaborating. Corporate …

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MP Al-Shaye commends pro-reform ‘measures’ taken by Labor minister – ‘Eliminate corruption’

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Chairman of parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee MP Faisal Al-Shaye commended the pro-reform measures that Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih has taken since her appointment and the effective role she plays in combating corruption. Al-Shaye …

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No domestic worker hire ‘ban’ for expats: Philippine Embassy

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Philippine Embassy denied reports that came out on local Arabic dailies on Sunday that the embassy has banned expatriates from hiring Filipino household service workers (HSWs) which was viewed by many as a form of discrimination. “We did not issue such policy or announcement banning …

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No telecom masts inside residential areas

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Chairman of the Finance and Legal Committee at the Municipal Council Mane’ Al-Ajmi revealed that the committee has agreed to prohibit the installation of telecommunication masts inside residential areas and the vicinity of hospitals. Al-Ajmi said the subject of solid waste; its management and ways of …

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