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Kuwait

Health charges to rise … others eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi has corroborated the news report that was published recently regarding the ministry’s intention to increase charges of the medical services offered to expatriates, reports Arab Times daily. He revealed that the increased charges will come into effect mid-February. The …

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Kuwait asks FIFA for temporary lift of ban

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5, (KUNA): Kuwait’s parliamentary committee for sports and youth affairs decided on Thursday to address a message to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) requesting temporary lift of the suspension enforced on Kuwait Football Association to enable the national team take part in forthcoming Asian Cup …

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Tourism sector preps plan to provide 15,000 jobs – Sector seeking to increase number of projects

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The country’s tourism sector has prepared a plan to provide 15,000 job opportunities in the tourism industry by 2020, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the sector is seeking to increase the number of touristic projects to target about 1.6 million tourists this year. …

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Settle telephone line bills due or face disconnection – MoC; PAHW to halt disbursement of rent allowance to 4,000 citizens

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Ministry of Communications has appealed to defaulting telephone subscribers to pay their arrears, reports Al-Rai daily. The ministry disclosed its intention to set off the programmed disconnection in the course of the month upon activating the first SMS warning coming Sunday followed by a second warning. …

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Review of service charges eyed – Health officials meet on issue

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi revealed that the Council of Undersecretaries at the ministry, during its recent meeting, discussed about “reviewing some charges of health services in accordance to their actual charges but ensuring expatriates can afford them”. In …

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Plan to deport one million expats runs into fierce opposition

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The Ambassador of Peace and Counter-Terrorism Organization of the African Arab Unity Envoy Dr. Mohammad Jassim Al-Medairis said he is shocked to hear that a proposal has been submitted to deport one million expatriates from Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. He pointed out the deportation if …

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‘Awqaf’ staff in dilemma after fingerprint system breaks down

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The SAP (Systems Applications and Products) time and attendance program in the Ministry of Awqaf broke down so 1,200 employees have not been able to do the daily fingerprint attendance which might deprive them of their January salary due to lack of proof that they reported …

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MP seeks Retirement Law review

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: MP Faisal Al- Kandari has called for a review of the Citizens Retirement Law, pointing out the law is unfair and so it should be amended. In a press statement, Al-Kandari suggested granting women the right to retire after 15 years in service and 20 years …

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‘Hajj & Umrah’ visa fees remain: Riyadh

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no intention to cancel fees for Hajj and Umrah visas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Saudi diplomatic sources. This came after the proliferation of advertisements mentioning the visa fee waiver, uploaded by several Umrah and Hajj caravans on social networking sites …

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‘Ending Kafala system key to curbing visa trafficking’ – ‘Move to end expats exploitation’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: Several citizens and expatriates have called for emulation of Qatar by canceling the Kafala system. They are of the view that cancellation of the system will eliminate the phenomenon of visa trade to alleviate the suffering of expatriate workers, reports Al Seyassah daily. In a special …

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