Kuwait

Minister denies abuse in Social Care Home

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of State for Development and Planning Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh has denied there was physical abuse inside the Social Care Home, based on evidence and investigation reports. Al-Sabeeh was replying to a query from MP Abdullah Al-Mayouf who sought explanation …

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MEW currently employs 17,984 people, Kuwaitis constitute 89 percent

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Explanatory document for the budget of Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for the current fiscal year indicates that 17,984 people are currently employed by the ministry, among them 15,961 citizens constituting 89 percent of the overall personnel and 2,023 non-Kuwaitis representing 11 percent of the …

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No proposal tabled to raise residency fees for expatriates – ‘No alternative plan for now’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: High ranking sources disclosed that no vision or proposal has been tabled as yet by the Council of Ministers to raise residency visa fees for expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily. In response to a question about government’s intention to sanction additional charges for services offered to expatriates, …

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‘No intention to oblige citizens to pay for cleaning services’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmad Al-Manfouhi denied rumors concerning the government’s decision to oblige every citizen who owns a house or real estate to pay a monthly sum of KD 15 to the municipality for cleaning services, reports Al-Rai daily. In a statement, Engineer …

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Kuwait urged to up efforts to stop trafficking, abuse of ‘domestics’ – UN expert calls on govt to offer real alternatives to deportation

KUWAIT CITY / GENEVA, Sept 15: United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro welcomed Kuwait’s commitment to fight trafficking in persons, but urged the government to further strengthen its assistance and support measures for trafficked and exploited domestic workers, and adopt prevention measures, especially related to the abolition of …

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Kuwait DNA law rapped in US daily – Constitutional Court to weigh privacy protections

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The Washington Post, an American newspaper, described Kuwait’s DNA database project as “an idea from a bad science-fiction novel” with an estimated cost of $400 million, reports Al-Jarida daily. The newspaper quoted geneticist Olaf Riess who argued that the law on DNA is a “huge attack …

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Political landscape to change by end of term – ‘Fuel’ to fire

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: Lawmakers expect changes in the political scene by the end of the legislative term due to the alleged uncooperative attitude of the government in taking decisions, citing as an example the fuel price hike. They also asked the government to implement all the laws ratified by …

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Amendment to family court law okayed

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The Council of Ministers has reportedly approved proposed amendment to the family court Law No. 12/2015 whereby paragraph No. 3 has been added to Article 17 of the law, reports Al-Anba daily. According to an official source, the article regulates resources of the family security fund …

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83,468 teachers to resume duty for new academic year on Sunday

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: Over 83,468 teachers will resume duty for the next academic session on Sunday, one week before classes begin for more than 661,000 students in 1,450 schools. Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa recently concluded the on-the-spot assessment of some schools to ascertain the …

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Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder – Indian Embassy Message

WE have been receiving queries from Kuwaiti nationals married to Indian women or those having parents/grand parents as Indian nationals regarding eligibility for grant of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. The position with regard to the grant of OCI by Government of India is as below: 2. A foreign …

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