Kuwait

Kuwait witnesses no cases of poverty, hunger: Al-Shammari – Average GDP expected to increase to 5.9 pc

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Assistant Secretary- General for Planning at the Secretariat of Planning and Development Talal Al-Shammari disclosed that Kuwait has not witnessed any cases of poverty and hunger. He indicated that the average gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase to 5.9 percent with the execution of …

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His Highness the Amir lauds narcotics-busting operation

KUWAIT CITY, July 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday sent a cable to Acting Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, congratulating him, and ministry officials, on thwarting an attempt to smuggle a huge amount of Captagon into the country. …

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1% of Kuwait’s population hit by stroke per year: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: One percent of Kuwait’s population experience stroke each year and Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi expects this percentage to increase in the next two decades due to the rising life expectancy. In a press conference organized Thursday by the ministry to launch the national program …

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‘Details show ship docked at Israeli port’ – Shipment of livestock from Aussie to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: Details about a shipment of livestock from Australia indicate the ship docked at Israel’s Elate Port, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan. He noted the Minister of Communication Essa Al-Kandari respond to question related to the recent rumor about a ship carrying livestock from Australia …

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MP Lari urges 3-day weekend due to the high temperatures

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: MP Ahmad Lari has presented a proposal in which he called for reducing the number of working hours for employees and increasing the weekends from two days to three due to the high temperatures currently prevalent in Kuwait. In his proposal, Lari explained that the country …

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Lawmaker seeks changes in Domestic Workers Law – ‘Item D in Article 24 does not ensure equality’

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: MP Ahmad Lari has proposed deletion of Item D in Article 24 of Domestic Workers Law number 86/2015, which stipulates that administrative measures shall be taken against domestic labor offices if they hire the ‘retrieved’ workers or those recruited by others. In the explanatory note of …

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Kuwait 100 of 149 on sustainable development

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 100th out of 149 countries with a score of 52.5 and regional average of 56.9 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index released recently by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and German social responsibility foundation — Bertelsmaan Stifung. In September last …

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E-visa from today

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah inaugurated on Thursday the electronic-visa sector at Kuwait International Airport, whereby applicants can obtain the entry visa online ahead of arrival in the country. Speaking upon the inauguration of the e-visa service at the …

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MoI says Bangladeshis not hired for security or police duties

KUWAIT CITY, July 20, (Agencies): Contrary to what has been shown on the social media, the Minister of Interior employs skilled blue collar Bengali workers to carry out manual labor requirements of the Ministry excluding security and police work, a ministry statement said on Wednesday. These Bengali workers are often …

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MP calls to expedite completion of afforestation project along highways

KUWAIT CITY, July 20: MP Khalil Abdullah has called on the Council of Ministers to issue a directive to the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to expedite the completion of its afforestation project along the highways in remote areas and the outskirts; including Salmi, Nuwaiseeb, Seventh …

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