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Kuwait

Pledge to solve sport crisis within 6 months

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The government has pledged to solve the sports ‘crisis’ within six months, MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain said, and called on the international organizations to temporarily lift the sanctions on the sports movement in the State of Kuwait. Al-Babtain pointed out he will coordinate with his colleagues who …

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Polluted water in schools ‘rumor’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Electricity and Water, with the Environment Public Authority allayed fears of the general public that water supplied to public schools is polluted, affirming the rumor was initiated by a citizen who can’t present any verifiable proof. They refuted the …

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Abul denies rumor on plots of land

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: State Minister for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul has denied the rumor that went viral on social media concerning plots affiliated to the ministry that were flooded due to the recent rainfall in the country, stressing that those plots do not belong to the ministry, reports Al-Seyassah …

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New govt plans to increase water and electricity tariffs – Most issues expected to remain the same as old

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Despite the messages from Government circles to the new lawmakers to close the old chapter and open a new one at the start of the new parliamentary term, it seems that the lawmakers will push for grilling episodes with the aim of creating tension and threat. …

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New ‘directives’ for overseas medical treatment announced

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Engineer Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision concerning the medical treatment of ministry employees inside and outside the country. Article 1 of the decision amends the first article of Ministerial decision No. 686/2007 as …

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Al-Harbi says coop among govt, private health sectors essential

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said Sunday that joint cooperation among health sectors in the country, both state and private, is essential for providing imporved health services for the people, particularly those with special needs. The ministry is keen on empowering the disabled and utilizing …

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Kuwait to launch over 100 programs for youth in 2017

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Youth (PAY) is set to execute about 150 programs for youth activities early 2017. The plan will be executed in cooperation with different ministries and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), said the authority’s Director-General Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi in …

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Legislative panel rejects rise for China-led Asian Investment Bank – ‘Pilots must be returned to KAC’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: The Finance and Economic Committee of the National Assembly received an Sunday a letter from the government requesting it to approve an increase in the capital of the Asian Investment Bank comprising 57-member states founded in China in which the US and Japan have refused to …

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Bill imposing fees for medical services offered to visitors set to pass – Proposed fees necessary: Al Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The bill on imposing fees for medical services offered to expatriates who enter the country on visit visa will most likely be passed through the parliamentary Health Affairs Committee to become a law, especially since the government showed positive indicators of its passage, reports Arab Times …

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Number of residency violators among Syrians reaches 8,000

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The number of residency violators among the Syrian community in Kuwait has reached 8,000, reports Arab Times daily. According to a security source, most of these violators had entered the country on family visit visas but have not left the country ever since. Some of them …

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