Kuwait

Public Authority for Manpower bans ‘transfer’ of laborers with work permits registered under co-ops

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: Public Authority for Manpower has issued a decision to ban the transfer of laborers with work permits registered under cooperative societies to other sectors, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the decision, laborers with work permits registered under industrial, agricultural, hunting and cooperative societies sectors will be …

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Commercial sector ‘first’ in line to obtain smart meters – MoC staff bonus in June

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) will soon start installing smart meters in the commercial sector in line with the newly-approved electricity and water charges based on consumption. In a press statement, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Training Dr Mish’an Al-Otaibi affirmed that the ministry …

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May 5 holiday

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Abdulaziz Al-Zebin declared that Thursday, May 5 will be an official holiday on the occasion of the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reports Al-Anba daily. According to the CSC decision, all official and public authorities will be closed on Thursday …

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Bid to reduce ‘expenditures’

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The government is considering the possibility of reducing expenditures by limiting the benefits provided to serious leaders and cancelling the support for new independent authorities such as Public Authority for Fighting Corruption, Kuwait Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises and Public Authority for Communication, reports Al-Shahed …

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‘Kuwait keen to work with regional countries to fight money laundering’

DOHA, April 28, (KUNA): Kuwait is keen and actively working with countries in the region to boost efforts on combating money laundering and terrorist financing, Kuwaiti finance figure said Thursday. Kuwaiti President of the Financing Investigation Unit and head of the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing …

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MPs mull Dashti absence

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The National Assembly Office discussed Thursday the request of MP Abdul Hameed Dashti for a special vacation to undergo treatment abroad. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim presided over the meeting with a number of MPs in attendance. Earlier, the Criminal Court adjourned until Oct 8, 2016 …

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Kuwait firm in support of anti-IS fight – Funding target

KUWAIT CITY, April 27, (KUNA): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah confirmed on Wednesday Kuwait’s unequivocal support of the Global Coalition to Counter the so-called Islamic State (IS). In a speech opening the fourth meeting of the officials from the member states of the Coalition, Al-Jarallah said “Kuwait backs the international …

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‘Trying to make ends meet in rising costs cause of stress’ – ‘Living standard getting expensive’

KUWAIT CITY, April 27: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared the causes of stress in their seemingly robotic lives. The majority of respondents felt that trying to make ends meet in a constant price rise world was the most taxing. 27% of respondents felt that the rising …

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143 distressed Pinoys fly home

KUWAIT CITY, April 27: A total of 143 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Wednesday morning to the Philippines on board Cebu Pacific Air as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying and distressed Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) by the Kuwait …

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Copyright risk for Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, April 27, (Agencies): The Offi ce of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) retained Kuwait on the 2016 Priority Watch List. This came in the annual Special 301 Report that the offi ce released recently. Through this report, the USTR evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of US trading …

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