Wednesday , September 26 2018


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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Expats join other teachers in filing case against MoE

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: Scores of expatriate teachers of government schools joined thousand other teachers to file a case against Ministry of Education in which they compelled the ministry to cancel the decision of reducing their housing allowance from KD 150 to KD 60, and reimburse the deducted monthly amount …

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UN team ‘lauds’ Kuwaiti deeds within domain of women rights – Kuwait females ‘highly professional’: report

GENEVA, Dec 17, (KUNA): A UN team lauded Saturday the accomplishments of the State of Kuwait within the domain of women’s rights, saying that the Gulf State had taken strong leaps in empowering women and enabling them to take leading roles in society. The UN team, which concluded a nine-day …

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Educating people on environ a national duty: UK minister

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (KUNA): A visiting senior British official said that changing people’s behavior toward the environment should become a national duty. In an interview with KUNA on the sidelines of a visit to the Environment Public Authority (EPA), the British Minister of Middle East and North African Affairs …

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