Thursday , October 18 2018

Kuwait

Queen Silvia of Sweden lauds Kuwait’s anti-drug hardwork

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22, (KUNA): Queen Silvia of Sweden, who is also chairperson of Mentor Foundation International (MFI), has commended efforts by the Kuwaiti official and private bodies for the prevention of drugs, and awareness on their dangers. Drugs are no local or even regional problem, but an international one …

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULING NEGATES NEED FOR BOYCOTT – Ex-MPs seek full participation in poll

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Twenty parliamentary hopefuls, including a woman, filed their candidacies for the 2016 National Assembly elections on the third day of the registration period, increasing the total number of candidates to 152. Following are the candidates who registered on the third day per constituency: ■ First Constituency …

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2,670,000 expatriates staying in Kuwait with valid residency – Renewal of domestics residencies increasing steadily

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: A total of 2,670,000 expatriates from different nationalities currently have valid residency, reports al-Anba daily quoting a security source. As per statistics from the General Department for Residency Affairs headed by Major General Talal Marafi, the figure constitutes 901,000 Indians, 587,000 Egyptians, and 145,000 Syrians, the …

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Real estate experts see ‘reduction’ – ‘Adamancy to cling to desired prices will vanish’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The falling rents of apartments can no longer be considered as news; it is indisputable based on several facts. The new development is the reduction expected by the real-estate experts in the next two months to the extent that some owners could offer reduction of their …

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‘40 pct of women have osteoporosis’ – ‘Kuwait’s one of the highest in world’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Head of Endocrine Glands Department at Al-Amiri Hospital and Chairperson of Kuwait Osteoporosis Society Dr Nadia Al-Ali said 40 percent of women in Kuwait have osteoporosis – one of the highest in the world. In her statement on the sidelines of the society’s press conference, Al-Ali …

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Municipality sets campaign terms as election process gaining steam – Each nominee will be allowed to use 2 buildings for campaigning

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21, (KUNA): Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality has mobilized its personnel and resources for facilitating the forthcoming parliamentary elections slated for Nov 26. The department said in a statement on Friday it would provide permits to each nominee to use two buildings as sites for electoral …

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FORMER MP SEES 30 TO 40 PERCENT CHANGE IN ASSEMBLY – Two ’13 boycotters among 61 to sign

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: Sixty one parliamentary hopefuls, including four women, filed their candidacies for the 2016 National Assembly elections on the second day of the registration period increasing the total number of candidates to 132. Among those who registered Thursday were two members of the opposition — Ali Al-Daqbasi …

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Reduction in teachers housing grant to begin

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: Reduction in the housing allowance from KD 150 to KD 60 for male and female expatriate teachers of public schools will take effect from Oct 13, after its approval by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh, despite the outcry in the education …

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Leave suspended – Gearing for polls

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: Assistant Undersecretary for Operations at Ministry of Interior Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh has issued a circular to suspend all types of leaves from Oct 18 until further notice, reports Al-Anba daily. The circular was issued based on directives from the Undersecretary of the ministry Lieutenant General …

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No effort spared to support police maintain peace: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20, (Agencies): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah vowed on Thursday that the nation will leave no stone unturned to support security forces in their quest to maintain security. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) faces numerous challenges, particularly, the upcoming parliamentary elections …

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