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Wednesday , June 20 2018

Kuwait

‘Stop free fuel cards given to ministers, MPs’ – MP calls on govt to present alternative to compensate citizens

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: In an attempt to subside public disappointment toward the parliamentary slackness in tackling the decision concerning fuel price increase, MP Faisal Al-Shaya has requested that free fuel cards given to ministers, MPs, members of the Municipal Council and officials in the State agencies, its institutions and …

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Passengers complain of exploitation by taxi drivers – 85 pct Kuwait Twitter users do not support decision to hike fuel prices

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: About 85 percent of the Kuwaiti Twitter users are not in support of the government’s decision to increase fuel prices, reports Al-Qabas daily. Based on a study carried out by the newspaper, 57.4 percent of the Kuwaiti Twitter users discussed the issue within a social framework …

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Sharing marriage loans a crime – Giving a daughter’s hand more than once in marriage deplored

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: Several Kuwaitis, religious leaders and experts have condemned the idea of giving a daughter’s hand in marriage more than once; alleging that some fathers get their daughters hitched with the purpose of sharing marriage loans with the couples involved, although the act violates law and Islamic …

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‘29,000 Kuwaiti citizens looking for jobs in government sector’ – Unemployment crisis on the rise

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: As per telephone records of Civil Service Commission (CSC), about 29,000 citizens are looking for jobs in government sector, and not only 18,000 citizens have registered with the central employment system, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The records revealed that unemployment crisis has increased, and on the other …

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Taxi commuters decry govt’s decision to hike prices of fuel – New fuel prices will not affect other commodities: Al-Rasheedi

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Some expatriates, who use taxis as a mode of transportation, have expressed disappointment over the decision of the government to increase the prices of fuel stressing that it will result in higher taxi fares. Meanwhile, many citizens said the new fuel prices will affect them as …

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Citizens expect govt to extend Eid holidays by two more days

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: With the advent of Eid Al-Adha, Kuwaiti citizens are waiting to receive good news from the government about extending the Eid holidays for two more days so that the total number of holidays becomes nine days, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. Meanwhile, they explained that …

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New warnings on price hikes

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1, (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry stressed Thursday the importance to maintain the prices on food commodities and end any unnecessary price hike after the increase of fuel prices. The ministry said in a press release, after its officials held a meeting with the Union of …

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MP vehemently denies claim that panel okayed gasoline price hike – ‘Implement anti-corruption laws’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Parliamentary Priorities Committee Chairman MP Yusuf Al-Zalzalah has vehemently denied the allegation that the committee approved the gasoline price hike, stressing the committee has nothing to do with discussions on the issue especially since it was referred to the competent panel. Indicating all the MPs have …

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Retirees health insurance plan to be effective in Oct

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1, (KUNA): Ministry of Health (MoH) Undersecretaries’ Council announced Wednesday retirement health insurance plan to be effective by mid-October, while “Aafeya” insurance cards will be distributed via health centers following Eid Al-Adha holiday. The executive steps have been taken by the ministry regarding implementing the health insurance …

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Donation to Foundation no key to doors already open – Accusations denied

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Sources in the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s election campaign have responded to the accusations made by Republican rival Donald Trump that the Clintons — Bill, Hillary and Chelsea — received funds from foreign governments, including Kuwait for the Clinton Foundation in return for providing political services …

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