Saturday , September 22 2018


Snapchat, social media spoiling teenage people – ‘Alien to tradition, culture’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Close watchers of the mobile application ‘snapchat’ and other social media networking sites observe an increasing rate of liquor and illicit drug consumption among the youth, in addition to stunts considered alien to the tradition and culture of Kuwaiti society. It has been noted that individuals …

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‘Cabinet needs to issue executive regulation for anti-graft law Tues’ – Al-Duwaisan queries about transfer of KAC pilots to govt jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: MP Ahmad Al-Qudaibi has stressed the need to issue the executive regulation for the Anti- Corruption Authority Law in the Cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday, pointing out the six-month grace period has lapsed and this delay is unacceptable. In a press statement Monday, Al-Qudaibi affirmed that …

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500 Bedoun soldiers likely to be granted citizenship

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Ministry of Defence, in collaboration with the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) in Kuwait has reviewed 500 files of stateless military personnel, who participated in the Arab wars and the war to liberate Kuwait, either retired or who are still …

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KD 20 compensation coupons for fuel price hike criticized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: Many economists have criticized the idea of granting KD 20 for each citizen who holds a driving license as compensation for the fuel price hike, pointing out that cancellation of the new prices is better and the cost is lower, reports Al-Jaridah daily. Some economists are …

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Finance studying possibility of restructuring workers salaries – Specialised company preparing study

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: In a developing event proving inconsistency of the Finance Ministry, for the third time in less than 10 days regarding the salary of employees in government sector, Undersecretary Khalifa Hamada returned to affirm that the ministry is currently studying the possibility of restructuring employees salaries, stressing …

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Violating shops warned

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has a plan to administratively close shops which commit repeated offences, particularly illegally raising the prices of commodities, even if the raise is minimal, reports Annahar daily quoting reliable sources. The sources explained the ministry shall apply the law on …

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Mandatory health insurance on cards for visitors

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The ministries of Health and Interior are studying the possibility of applying mandatory health insurance to several categories of expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high-level sources. The sources said, if introduced, the insurance will cover all kinds of visas (visit, business and tourism) including those to …

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MP critizes govt inability to solve issues – Assembly keen on following up implementation of laws

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The National Assembly is keen on following up the government’s efforts in implementing laws passed, says Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Priorities Committee MP Ahmed Lari. According to Lari, the legislature had earlier passed numerous laws and the executive regulations have been issued yet there is no …

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Compensation eyed over fuel price hike – ‘Last chance to avoid clash’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: Few days prior to a joint executive-legislative meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday for discussing palliative measures to relieve citizens from effects of the fuel price hike, the government has reportedly been considering the need to present some mechanisms for compensating citizens as “the last …

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Kuwait calls for urgent meet on Aleppo

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Saturday called for an urgent and extraordinary meeting of the Arab League at the level of delegates in order to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria’s Aleppo, and to make necessary appeals to the international community and humanitarian organizations. The …

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