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Kuwait

Kuwait passport powerful: index

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: According to a global institution’s annual index on the most powerful passports in the world based on which freedom to travel the world is estimated, United Arab Emirates tops the list among the Arab countries and is in 40th place internationally as the holders of UAE …

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No reports of harassment, discrimination from Kuwait – AGGRESSION AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS FOCUS OF US RELIGION REPORT

WASHINGTON, Oct 15, (Agencies): The International Religious Freedom Report released by the US Department of State Wednesday showed that much of the aggression against religious minorities around the world stems from groups that identify themselves as Muslim, whether they are attacking a different Islamic sect, or people of a different …

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Bid to arrest expats who follow up affairs of firms they do not work for

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The commercial companies section in the Ministry of Trade’s department of sole proprietorships sought assistance from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to arrest expatriates who follow up the transactions of companies they do not work for, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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Domestic workers bureaus ‘targets’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Following the campaigns to boycott certain commodities and fish due to unjustified price hikes, Twitter users have now launched another campaign to boycott domestic workers bureaus due to the unjustified high cost of bringing a domestic worker into the country. Twitter user Ghazi Al- Shabeeb condemned …

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‘Annual tax’ from Kuwaitis with American citizenship totals $20m – 63,000 American expats in Kuwait subjected to FATCA

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (Agencies): With the application of Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Kuwait, 6,500 Kuwaitis with American citizenship will have to pay annual tax worth a total of $20 million to the US Treasury. A minimum tax of $ 2,800 is expected from the 200 Kuwaitis …

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MP Dashti rapped for Assad support – ‘Kuwait damaged’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Several parliamentarians have criticized MP Abdulhamid Dashti for damaging Kuwait’s reputation at international forums and supporting the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad by describing him as a prophet and apostle in spite of the fact that he continues to kill his people, displaces them and drives thousands …

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Decision to stop kidney dialysis for expats inhumane – ‘Residents pay medical insurance’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers reacted to the Ministry of Health’s decision to stop kidney dialysis for expatriates with the majority of respondents condemning the action as inhumane. According to recent news reports, the Ministry of Health has stopped providing kidney dialysis treatment …

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‘Unified Gulf tourist visa for expats next year’

The GCC Deputy Secretary-General for Cultural and Media Affairs Khalid Al-Ghassani said the GCC states are in the process issuing a unified Gulf tourist visa, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, this is expected to happen in the mid of next year. This will allow foreigners to visit the six …

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Amir’s initiative to replace all AC units in schools wins praise

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Several MPs praised the initiative taken by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to replace the air-conditioners in all public schools. They considered this gesture of His Highness the Amir as an addition to his record of humanitarian work throughout the …

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Proposed e-media law defective, say social activists, media personalities

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Several social activists and media personalities affirm that the proposed media law is defective, urging the sponsors to seek opinion of e-publishers before enactment, reports Al-Qabas daily. Speaking at a recent seminar entitled “E-Media Law” organized by Kuwait Society of Engineers, Director of Security Leadership Institute …

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