Kuwait

MP urges govt to sack inept officials

KUWAIT CITY, May 31: The Parliamentary Priorities Committee, in its meeting on Tuesday, finalized the agenda of the session slated for June 7, 2016. Committee Rapporteur MP Ahmad Lari enumerated items in the agenda of the June 7 session as follows: ■ Second deliberation on the Pharmacy Profession and Medicines …

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Council approves structural plan of 7th governorate’s northern borders

KUWAIT CITY, May 31: Mehalhal Al-Khaled presided over a meeting of the Municipal Council Monday which approved structural plan of the northern borders for the seventh governorate. The council also endorsed feasibility study to establish commercial zones in Wafra, Naem and Abdali areas, and also allocated northern Mutlaa area to …

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Commerce min ‘satisfied’ over price adjustment for Ramadan – ‘No price hike within current period’

KUWAIT CITY, May 31: Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousuf Al-Ali has expressed satisfaction over the price adjustment for Ramadan, stressing the ministry is closely monitoring the prices of sheep to protect consumers especially during Eid Al-Fitr. In a press statement, Al-Ali affirmed the ministry has intensified its efforts to …

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Political dialogue vital to end disputes: official

CAIRO, May 31, (KUNA): Member of Arab Parliament and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Mubarak Al-Khurainej stressed Monday on the importance of adopting a political dialogue in ending disputes, in reference to Yemeni peace talks hosted by Kuwait, and sponsored by UN. Al-Khurainej made his remarks to KUNA on the …

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COURT SENTENCES 3 ROYALS TO JAIL FOR INSULTING AMIR – Kuwait upholds death in mosque blast

KUWAIT CITY, May 30, (AFP): Kuwait’s supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State group bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 26 people. The court confirmed the sentence of capital punishment passed on Abdulrahman Sabah Saud, a stateless man …

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Hammond notes gains against DAESH – Amir receives UK’s Foreign Secretary

KUWAIT CITY, May 30, (KUNA): The visiting UK Foreign Secretary Philp Hammond said Monday that the global coalition against the socalled Islamic State (IS) has been effective in countering the terrorist group on the actual ground and within social media. Speaking on the efforts to counter IS, Hammond told KUNA …

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MPs hail tenders law revision

KUWAIT CITY, May 30: The Finance and Economic Affairs Committee in the Parliament believes the revised Tenders Law is clearer, more transparent and in line with the latest developments; particularly since the existing law was ratified more then 25 years ago, hence, the need for revision, says MP Ahmed Lari. …

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Minister Al-Omair signs KD 1.3b deal to build new airport terminal

KUWAIT CITY, May 30, (KUNA): Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Ali Al-Omair signed on Monday a contract worth KD 1.3 billion, for the construction of a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport. In a press statement after signing the contract with Turkish …

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EPA preps time schedule to shut down MPW’s waterways along Kuwait bay

KUWAIT CITY, May 30: Environment Public Authority (EPA) has prepared a time schedule to shut down Ministry of Public Works’ waterways along Kuwait bay because they pollute the sea with a great amount of sewage and untreated water, and other challenges, says Al Qabas daily. High ranking sources said the …

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Panel set to endorse remittance tax – Violations carry fines, prison

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Legislative Affairs Committee in the Parliament will soon endorse the proposal to impose tax on expatriates’ remittances, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Confirming that the government and Parliament have expressed support for the bill, sources disclosed the proposal is to impose two percent tax on …

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