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Kuwait

FATCA ‘files’ sent off to US

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: The Ministry of Finance has sent the first official list of names of Americans and Kuwaitis who also hold the US citizenship to the US Department of Revenue in compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) based on agreement signed between the countries, reports …

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High court rules against controversial law on DNA – ‘Articles violate Constitution’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled against the DNA Law, declaring Articles 2, 4, 8 and 11 of Law No. 78/2015 as unconstitutional. The court also overruled the remaining articles of the law as they are deemed inseparable from the articles declared unconstitutional. Previously, the court …

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Kuwait has lowest retiring age among GCC countries – PIFSS

Reducing retiring age will worsen the problems of the institution KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: Kuwait has the lowest retirement age among the Gulf countries — 55 years old for men and 50 years old for women, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS). The latest …

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‘Vacancies in various ministries have become source of conflict’ – Positions vacant over a year

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The vacancies in a number of ministries have become a source of conflict between the parliamentary and political blocs especially since a majority of these positions have remain vacant for more than a year without officially commissioning a senior official to run these institutions, reports Al-Qabas …

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Friday expected to be hot: Kuwait Meteorological Department

Highest temp to be between 37 & 39ºC KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): Moderate weather was to continue during the weekend with an opportunity for dust and a slight decrease in temperature, the Kuwait Meteorological Department said on Thursday. Kuwait is affected by high altitude impact accompanied by moderate to …

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47 undocumented Pinoys fly home

Repatriates thank Kuwait govt and Philippine Embassy KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: A total of 47 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Thursday to the Philippines on board the Philippine Airlines as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program …

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SPEAKER DELIVERS MESSAGE FROM AMIR TO BUSH SENIOR

WITH US IN OUR DARKEST HOUR ‘We will never forget’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has delivered a written message from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to US ex-president George H.W. Bush at his residence in Portland, Maine. The Parliament …

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Kuwait deported 31,000 expats in 2016 – 10,000 cases related to health issues

Administrative deportations harm Kuwait’s reputation: KSHR KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: In 2016, the government of Kuwait has deported 31,000 expatriates, which roughly works out to 85 people per day or one person every fifteen minutes and compared to four cases every hour the previous year, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable …

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MP questions minister on merger of KFH-Ahli United

‘Encourage competent citizens to work in oil sector’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has forwarded questions to Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the merger of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and Ahli United Bank (AUB). He wants to know if the merger request was submitted to the Central Bank …

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‘Broken promises hurt people’s trust in govt’ – ‘Development suspended’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The government needs a new phase to restore trust by rescheduling development projects on specific dates and addressing issues which remain suspended for decades, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting some activists who were speaking at symposium. The symposium was held two days ago under the title ‘Crisis …

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