Monday , December 11 2017

Kuwait

Al-Kandari returns home, morale high – Ex-Gitmo received by family

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9, (AFP): The last Kuwaiti prisoner in the US Guantanamo Bay prison returned home Saturday to a family reception after 14 years of detention, the head of a detainee group said. Fayez Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kandari became the last of 12 Kuwaitis held for long terms in the …

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‘All medical staff members on duty must wear business IDs, name tags’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Ministry of Health Thursday sent a circular to all hospitals and healthcare centers, obligating all medical staff members to compulsorily wear their business IDs and name tags during working hours in various facilities of the ministry. It stressed that employees who do not comply with this …

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MoE forms panel to regulate school fees – ‘Ministry wasted KD 26 mln by distributing tablets’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Ministry of Education recently announced the formation of a special committee chaired by the Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari to regulate school fees in the Arab and foreign private schools. In a statement, Dr Al- Athari said the committee was formed by the Minister of Education and …

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‘Water supply disrupted’ – Jahra road project in progress

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Water supply has been disrupted in nearly 17 residential areas since Thursday, while some drivers of water tankers have taken advantage of the situation as they increased the price of freshwater to KD 10 per tank in houses and the cooperative societies witnessed crowd of people …

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Last Kuwaiti detainee in Guantanamo released, on way home – Amir congratulated

WASHINGTON, Jan 8, (Agencies): A Kuwaiti security team has received the last remaining Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo, Fayez Al-Kandari, who is now on the way home, the country’s Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said on Friday. In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Salem congratulated His Highness …

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New unified labor contract an extension of old version – ‘No overriding or addition’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: An official source from Manpower Public Authority has affirmed that the new unified labor contract, which was enforced from the start of this year, will not override or add to the old contracts signed between the employers and the employees, reports Al-Rai daily. The source explained …

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‘Decision on termination of teachers to be enforced from next academic yr’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: Assistant Undersecretary of Public Education Affairs at Ministry of Education Fatmah Al-Kandari says the decision to lay off 25 percent of expatriate teachers and replace them with Kuwaiti, GCC and Bedoun teachers will be enforced from the next academic year, provided those who are being laid …

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Heavy rain in Dec damages 2 eastern runways at airport

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: As a result of heavy rain witnessed in the country few weeks before the end of last year, the two eastern runways at Kuwait International Airport were damaged. There has since been constant clean-up of the site to avoid flying gravels causing damage to airplane while …

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FM meets Ja’afari, eyes end to regional tensions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8, (KUNA): Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Thursday Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ja’afari, now on a visit to Kuwait. The two sides discussed a range of issues of mutual concern including the latest political and security developments in the …

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Reducing number of expats a priority – Bid to rectify population structure set in motion

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has started taking steps to rectify the population structure of the country, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a reliable source. The source indicated that among the most important steps taken by the ministry, in cooperation with various government authorities, include …

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