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Kuwait

Parliament set to vote in 1st & 2nd readings on changes to Anti-Corruption Authority Law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: The Parliament will vote on the proposed amendments to the Anti-Corruption Authority Law in the first and second readings on Tuesday even if the government fails to meet the deadline for submitting its recommendations, says MP Ahmed Al-Qudaibi. In a press statement, Al-Qudaibi clarified the government …

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Torture, cruelty claimed at time of arrest

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: Dr. Violet Dagher, chairperson of the Arab Committee for Human Rights (ACHR), said earlier this month she had written to the Kuwaiti Parliament citing concerns shared by international human rights organizations after receiving several complaints and appeals from families of persons – members of the socalled …

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KMA seeks action against some doctors – Elite role in graft criticized

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: Board member of the Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association, pharmacist Nawaf Al-Harbi said some doctors sell medicines in their own clinics against the rules and in violation of the ethics, honor and oath they which they have taken, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Harbi added selling and trading in medicines …

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Many say spend most time watching TV or phone talk – Diet, exercise top issues list

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: The last month of the calendar year is a time for reflection and introspection for many. In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared the habits that they have a hard time quitting, from spending too much time on their phones and watching television to …

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Over 14,500 students suffering from chronic diseases

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: More than 14,500 students in Kuwait have been found to be suffering from chronic diseases due to lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting some academic and health experts. The experts made this statement in the seminar organized by the ministry …

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Center of labour rehabilitation key development pillar: official

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9, (KUNA): Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al- Majdali stressed that the center of developing, training and rehabilitating national labor is a cornerstone for economic and social development in Kuwait. Al-Majdali, who celebrated conclusion of the first phase of the program late …

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Security preparations for stadium opening mulled over

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presided over the meeting on security preparations for the inauguration of Jaber International Sports Stadium, with the attendance of State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Electricity and Water Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah, Undersecretary …

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Interior details fines on violators of residency law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: As part of its awareness campaigns, the Interior Ministry has given a complete breakdown of fines that will be imposed on the violators of residence law and others, reports Al-Anba daily. The ministry said there are certain violations which do not necessitate reconciliation such as: Violation …

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Tax rise on firms eyed; subsidy ‘rationalization’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8, (Agencies): Kuwait may raise the corporate tax rate to 10 percent for local firms and impose limits on energy subsidies, the commerce minister told a local newspaper on Tuesday, part of a broad move to introduce fiscal reforms amid pressure from low oil prices. Corporate taxes, …

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‘Transfer residence from old to new passport’ – ‘New law in force from Jan 1’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Director- General of the General Department for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Al-Ma’arafi said residence permits of expatriates shall not be renewed if the validity of their passports has expired or about to expire, reports Al-Anba daily. Ma’arafi affirmed that the General Department for Residence Affairs will …

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