Kuwait

Several Municipality officials face sack for misusing position

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: Upon his return to the country after spending holiday abroad, State Minister for Municipality Affairs Isa Al-Kandari intends to terminate the services of several expatriate and Kuwaiti employees who allegedly abused their positions for personal benefits, a move which is considered a war against the corrupt, …

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Countries listed in e-visa system; Expats medical tests upon arrival and departure.

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khalid has launched an electronic visa system through which the nationals of 52 countries shall have the right to enter Kuwait without prior visa, reports Al- Anba daily. Citizens of the following countries are allowed to obtain …

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Citizens, expatriates welcome proposal to increase weekends – MP Lari’s proposition will affect political and social life if implemented

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Many citizens and expatriates have welcomed with pleasure a recent proposition by MP Ahmed Lari to reduce the working hours for employees and to increase the weekends from two days to three days due to the current harsh weather, reports Al-Rai daily. In this context, Deputy …

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Kuwait witnesses no cases of poverty, hunger: Al-Shammari – Average GDP expected to increase to 5.9 pc

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Assistant Secretary- General for Planning at the Secretariat of Planning and Development Talal Al-Shammari disclosed that Kuwait has not witnessed any cases of poverty and hunger. He indicated that the average gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase to 5.9 percent with the execution of …

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His Highness the Amir lauds narcotics-busting operation

KUWAIT CITY, July 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday sent a cable to Acting Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, congratulating him, and ministry officials, on thwarting an attempt to smuggle a huge amount of Captagon into the country. …

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1% of Kuwait’s population hit by stroke per year: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: One percent of Kuwait’s population experience stroke each year and Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi expects this percentage to increase in the next two decades due to the rising life expectancy. In a press conference organized Thursday by the ministry to launch the national program …

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‘Details show ship docked at Israeli port’ – Shipment of livestock from Aussie to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: Details about a shipment of livestock from Australia indicate the ship docked at Israel’s Elate Port, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan. He noted the Minister of Communication Essa Al-Kandari respond to question related to the recent rumor about a ship carrying livestock from Australia …

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MP Lari urges 3-day weekend due to the high temperatures

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: MP Ahmad Lari has presented a proposal in which he called for reducing the number of working hours for employees and increasing the weekends from two days to three due to the high temperatures currently prevalent in Kuwait. In his proposal, Lari explained that the country …

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Lawmaker seeks changes in Domestic Workers Law – ‘Item D in Article 24 does not ensure equality’

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: MP Ahmad Lari has proposed deletion of Item D in Article 24 of Domestic Workers Law number 86/2015, which stipulates that administrative measures shall be taken against domestic labor offices if they hire the ‘retrieved’ workers or those recruited by others. In the explanatory note of …

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Kuwait 100 of 149 on sustainable development

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 100th out of 149 countries with a score of 52.5 and regional average of 56.9 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index released recently by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and German social responsibility foundation — Bertelsmaan Stifung. In September last …

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