Kuwait

Traders plan to sue govt in battle over price hike – ‘Increase long overdue’

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The local business community is considering entering into a legal battle with the state if it does not abandon the policy of interfering in setting prices and turns down any requests to increase prices for more than a year, reports Al-Rai daily quoting high-level commercial sources. …

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‘7th Ring Road work on track’ – Project to ease traffic flow

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Director General of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport Engineer Ahmad Al-Hessan announced the construction and maintenance of roads and intersections on the Seventh Ring Road is 27 percent complete. Engineer Al-Hessan said execution of the road has been consistent and in line with …

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MoCI rejects request by 2 firms to hike price of subsidized baby milk

Kuwait third in terms of foreign exchange reserves in Gulf KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has turned down a request from two supply companies to raise the price of subsidized baby milk powder sold for ration card holders by six percent, reports Al-Rai daily quoting …

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Human Rights Society monitoring legal violations perpetrated against migrants in Kuwait

KSHR working to spread culture of respecting human rights This is the first of a series of articles on the status of migrant workers in Kuwait during the first third of the year issued in a report by Kuwait Society for Human Rights through the Unit of Monitoring and Following- …

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MoH tightens screws on foreign treatment needs

Conditions set for scholarships KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The Ministry of Health formed a team that will look into financial allocations for overseas treatment and address problems after the Cabinet rejected the request to increase the budget of the ministry, in addition to the request to reimburse expenses for the …

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Amendment to Indemnity law – No deductions of financial expenses of worker to full indemnity

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Amendment to private sector labor law number 6/2010, as stipulated by law number 17/2018 and published in the official gazette, states that a worker is entitled to full indemnity at the end of service in his place of work. Source said the indemnity should not attract …

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34,000 seats for Kuwaitis and children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis

29,000 students registered KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The Ministry of Higher Education will allot 34,000 seats for secondary level Kuwaiti students and children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi. In his statement to the daily after meeting …

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MoI to focus on psychology of motorists to instill fear

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The Ministry of Interior has begun a new approach and is believed to be focusing on the psychological factor to instill fear in the motorists and prevent them from committing violations by installing about 20 fake traffic cameras along the streets of Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. …

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Over 30 major companies seek 5 to 10 pct price raise for foodstuffs

Committee stops considering hike until after Ramadan KUWAIT CITY, May 22: More than 30 major foodstuff supply companies have submitted a request to the food pricing committee to raise the prices of some foodstuffs ranging between five and 10 percent, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The pricing committee includes …

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Assembly asked to refer MP issue over ‘money’ to Public Authority for Combating Corruption

‘Audio recording confirms MP received govt money’ KUWAIT CITY, May 22: MPs Mohammed Al-Dalal, Nayef Al-Mirdas, Abdullah Fahad, Jama’an Al- Harbash, Abdulwahab Al Babtain and Osama Al- Shaheen have asked the National Assembly to refer the issue of a lawmaker who allegedly received government money to the Public Authority for …

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