Kuwait

Legal action against those dealing with ‘Chemical’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The General Department for Public Relations and Media Security of Ministry of Interior revealed in a press statement that Ministry of Health issued two ministerial decisions 232/2016 and 233/2016 for declaring the drug ‘Chemical’ and its derivatives as intoxicants with effect from September 4, 2016 from …

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Significant use of ‘steroids’ among Kuwaiti males: study

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A recently published local study examining the use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid (AAS) amongst gym users in Kuwait found there to be significant use of AAS amongst Kuwaiti male gym-goers. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Men’s Health, was carried out by a …

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Minister said declined any step to hike prices of KFM products

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Informed sources disclosed that the State Audit Bureau has asked Kuwait Flour Mills (KFM) to raise the prices of its products to international standards, reports Al-Rai daily. However, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yusuf Al-Ali is said to have declined any step to amend …

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Grilling … ‘bring it on’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: In response to the announcement of MP Faisal Al-Kandari about his plan to submit an interpellation motion against Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh over the increase of petrol prices, the minister welcomed the idea affirming that he is more than prepared …

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‘Wasta’ transaction within few minutes – Visitors at the Traffic Department complain of long waiting periods

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Many citizens and expatriates visiting different sectors of the Traffic Department have voiced dissatisfaction on the unjustified jamming and long waiting period endured by visitors. They added many individuals make use of influence (wasta) in carrying out transactions free of the usual complex routine. In this …

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Residence visas for 226 expat scholarship students not renewed – ‘Officials’ lackluster attitude cost KD 40,000 in fines’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Maladministration and lackluster attitude of officials of Kuwait National Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Ministry of Education have reportedly cost the ministry fines worth more than KD 40,000 payable to Ministry of Interior. According to an informed source, the officials …

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Assurance on DNA sampling

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Ministry of Interior has assured all citizens, expatriates and visitors to Kuwait that the DNA law will not violate or affect their personal freedom and privacy, insisting that the aim of the law is to establish an integrated database for the government to prepare its plans. …

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Kuwait spends lavish amounts on wedding celebrations: report – Nearly between 6,000 and 9,000 weddings held yearly

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Kuwait is known to spend large sums of money when the couples tie the knot and according to statistics which were made available last month, Kuwaitis reportedly spend KD 235 million a year on weddings, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily went on to say, on an …

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‘Petrol price hike has negative impact’ – MP discloses intent to grill Anas Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: The government took advantage of the Parliament recess and raised the prices of petrol, MP Faisal Al-Kandari said Sunday while disclosing his intention to submit an interpellation motion against Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh.’ He clarified the interpellation will take place …

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83,000 ‘teachers’ back to school after vacation

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Public and private schools nationwide Sunday welcomed back 83,000 male and female teachers from the summer vacation on the first day of academic year 2016/2017. On this occasion, the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said he will lead a Kuwaiti delegation of …

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