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Kuwait

Reports ‘not accurate’ on hiring of domestics by firm – Lankan embassy clarifies

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait clarified that the reports circulating on social medial concerning the recruitment of Sri Lankan domestic workers by a company as well as the closure of some domestic labor offices in this field are not accurate, reports Al- Nahar daily. In …

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Perfect match to help cut divorce rate: study

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: There is a wide gap in the issue of marriage in Kuwait, seeing the recent high rate of divorce caused by partners selected upon a wrong foundation. Many people have since urged the government to close the gap by resolving the deficiency, reports Al- Rai daily. …

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Majority of marginal workers victims of visa traders – ‘About 30,000 workers reported absconding in 2016’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: According to a study conducted by researcher Fatmah Al-Ramzi under the supervision of Dr Ramzi Salama from the parliament’s Studies and Research Sector, majority of the marginal workers in Kuwait are victims of visa traders. The reports issued by the General Statistical Bureau in 2015 stated …

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Media debates if poor can pay – FEES UP HEALTH REVENUE 131%

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The social media has been abuzz with comments on the Ministry of Health’s announcement of new fees for medical services offered to expatriates that will be enforced by the beginning of October, drawing mixed reactions from the public. A doctor pointed out that referring the patient …

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Interior reassures on threat

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Ministry of Interior has been taking necessary measures to trace the source of a video clip that went viral on social media recently in order to ascertain it belongs to the DAESH terrorist organization quoting a senior security source. In the video clip, some members of …

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Study highlights failure by govt to address ‘unemployment’ problem

Those rejecting govt jobs to be classified in 3 main categories: CSC KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: A parliamentary study highlighted the failure of all procedures taken by the government from 2000 to 2016 to address the unemployment problem, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the study, the rate of underemployment in …

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‘Zakat House staff did not get pay for 6 mths’ – ‘Need to amend appointments law’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Zakat House has not paid the salaries of its employees for more than six months, despite being a government agency where the employees are supposed to receive the full salary stipulated in the salary certificate in accordance with the civil service law, reports Al- Seyassah daily …

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MP Safa Al-Hashem hails health fees on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: A number of important draft laws should be prioritized in the next legislative round — such as the economic bills and those concerning Kuwait Investment Authority, financial disclosure and transparency, says MP Abdul-Wahab Al-Babtain. Al-Babtain also stressed the need to focus on other bills including those …

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Envoy denies Abdali refuge

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait Dr Ali Reza Enayati has denied the reports published by some local media concerning the presence of the “Abdali cell” culprits inside the embassy, and that the convicts had used diplomatic passports issued by the embassy to escape from Kuwait. He insisted …

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Raid on Sharq mosque denied

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior has dismissed as “totally untrue” reports circulated on social media about a special forces’ raid on a mosque in Sharq district of Kuwait City and the detention of one person. Neither the mosque was stormed, nor a person was detained, the …

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