Kuwait

MoI to update data in citizenship files – Exercise a prelude to start of DNA testing

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Ministry of Interior will next month embark on an extensive process of updating data in the citizenship files of Kuwaitis prior to the end of this year and before starting the DNA testing process due early 2017, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting official sources. They said the …

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‘PAM accomplishes 80 pct of automation transfer from CSC’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Deputy Director General for Human Resources and Finance at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Khloud Al-Shehab affirmed that the sector has accomplished 80 percent of the automation transfer from Civil Service Commission to PAM. He noted over KD 120,000 service charges were paid via K-Net …

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MP denies panel nod to gasoline price rise – Support urged for citizens

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Rapporteur of the Priorities Committee of the National Assembly MP Ahmed Lari has refuted ‘allegations’ that the committee has agreed to an increase in the price of gasoline. He stressed the decision to hike the price is in the hands of the government because it neither …

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A-team to take on terror – Interior forms specialized strike force

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Ministry of Interior has formed a team of specialized officers to fight terrorism and confront those affiliated to extremist groups due to the ongoing terror activities in the Middle East region as well as in some other parts of the world, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed …

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877 Kuwaiti women marry foreigners in 2015: Minister Al-Sana’e

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sana’e disclosed that 877 Kuwaiti women were married to non- Kuwaitis in 2015 and the unions entailed 771 wedding ceremonies and 106 marriage endorsements, reports Al-Rai daily. Meanwhile, 431 Kuwaiti women had registered their marriages to non-Kuwaitis as …

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Ministry eyes charging consumers for cost of reconnecting electricity supply

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Ministry of Electricity and Water is considering the possibility of charging consumers the cost for reconnecting their electricity supply after it was disconnected due to violations or repair works, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that Kuwait Municipality addresses Ministry of Electricity and Water …

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Real estate owners decry restriction in visit visa issuance – Authorities urged to facilitate issuance of visas to expats

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: A number of real-estate owners, contractors and owners of readymade textile shops expressed frustration over the restriction in issuance of visit visas of all kinds to Kuwait, which is in turn affecting the local market. Mohammad Al-Azmi, a real-estate manager, said the restriction in issuing visit …

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DNA checks to cover all citizens, expats, bedoun – Plan to limit foreigners stay in country

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: The DNA fingerprinting will cover all people living in Kuwait – citizens, expatriates, bedoun and even people arriving in the country on visit visas, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the government has imported the machinery needed for the process and it is no longer needed …

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JOBS PRIORITY TO KIDS OF MIXED COUPLES OVER EXPATS HAILED – Speaker lauds Iran, redlines security

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: MP Khalil Saleh praised the decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to prioritize the children of Kuwaiti women married to non- Kuwaitis over expatriates in the recruitment of workers for State institutions. The lawmaker asserted the decision will reflect positively on the social, economic and …

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Kuwait 6th among Arab countries and 39th globally in gold reserves

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18, Kuwait has been ranked sixth among Arab countries and 39th globally in terms of gold reserves. According to a report issued by the International Gold Council, Kuwait has 79 tons of gold reserves at the end of the second quarter of 2016, reports Aljarida daily. The …

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