Kuwait

Kuwaiti nationals whose nationalities has been withdrawn continue to do business with their past documents

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Kuwaitis whose nationalities have been withdrawn, including a batch of 51 people who were granted the citizenship last month upon a decision by the Council of Ministers are reportedly holding on to their official documents to conduct business as usual, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily quoting …

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MEW completes regulations concerning tariff hikes

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Ministry of Electricity and Water has finished preparing the executive regulations of the law No. 20/2016 concerning increased electricity and water tariffs, and has referred it to the Fatwa and Legislation Department, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting ministerial sources. They affirmed that the regulations have settled the …

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‘Customers persuaded to remit money to Egypt in US dollars’ – Move aimed to activate black market

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: According to banking sources, 69 percent of the tellers in official money exchange companies are persuading their clients to transfer their money to Egypt in American dollars, taking advantage of the unawareness of the clients concerning the closure of 78 percent of the money exchange companies …

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Kuwait urged to end ‘kafala’ system – Kuwait calls global action to battle human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (AFP): A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. Under the system, domestic workers are forced to work long hours, mistreated and beaten, prompting …

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Company, workers … citizen falls victim to permit traders

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: A citizen, identified Hassan, was surprised when he was informed that he owns a company and he is listed among the visa traders as the supposed company has 100 employees, reports Al-Rai daily. Hassan had so many questions in his mind upon hearing such news: What …

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‘Kuwait government keen to solve problems of Indians working here’ – Visiting Minister Singh meets with Kuwait’s FM, Labor Minister

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: The government of Kuwait is keen to solve the problems of Indians working in Kuwait and at the same time protect their rights. This was disclosed by Indian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gen V.K. Singh Wednesday during a press conference at the Indian Embassy. …

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Household expenses eat up 120% of head of family’s monthly pay: expert

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: Consumer behavior consultant Salah Al-Jemez affirmed that the head of an average family in Kuwait spends about 120 percent of his monthly salary for household expenses during regular months when there are no festivals. Therefore, many families are forced to borrow money to cover the deficit …

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Former MP Al-Barrak not likely included in amnesty

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (Agencies): Kuwait’s former Minister of Justice says the amnesty granted by HH the Amir to prisoners will not include the former MP Musallam Al-Barrak who was sentenced for two years imprisonment last June. Al-Barrak was initially sentenced to five years in prison for insulting the Amir …

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CROWN PRINCE RESTS HOPE ON DIRECT INVESTMENT AUTHORITY – Amir stresses need to attract capital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday called for luring capital into the country to help diversify the economy and create job opportunities. His Highness the Amir emphasized the necessity of taking action to attract capital, diversify the national economy, create …

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Number of MPs suggest raising service fees for expats to deal with budget deficit

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: A number of MPs have suggested raising service fees for expatriates to deal with the budget deficit caused by the falling global oil prices, reports Al-Rai daily. MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji called for review of the cost of services rendered to expatriates, including fees for residency, visa …

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