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Wednesday , November 21 2018


Finance Ministry shelves VAT – Policy will be applicable starting from early 2020

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: Ministry of Finance has postponed the implementation of value added tax (VAT) on consumable services to conduct further studies in that concern, especially as some members of the Economic Committee have voiced out the need to exempt some consumable items from the policy, reports Al-Shahed daily. …

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Saudi King Salman due

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29, (AFP): Saudi King Salman is to visit Kuwait next week as hopes rise in Kuwait of a resumption of production from a jointly run oilfield after a two-year shutdown. The king will travel to Kuwait on Dec 8 after a Gulf summit in Bahrain and stay …

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Kuwait firmly stands with Saudi Arabia to fight threats – minister

RIYADH, Nov 29, (KUNA): Kuwait firmly stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its efforts to stave off all threats and safeguard sacrosanct Muslim sites, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Tuesday. These remarks were made in a speech by the Kuwait …

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Switzerland fetes His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed

GENEVA, Nov 29, (KUNA): Switzerland honored His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah of Kuwait for his efforts to further relations between both nations. He was awarded in a ceremony held to mark 50 years since the inception of bilateral ties between Switzerland and the State of Kuwait. …

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MP-ELECT HEATS UP GRILL – Cabinet resigns; First Assembly session Dec 11

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah submitted the Cabinet’s resignation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during a reception at Bayan Palace. The meeting was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber …

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Prophet’s Birthday holiday Dec 8

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Monday that December 8th (Thursday) would be a public holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), citing a relevant Cabinet Decree. Civil servants at all state bodies and agencies will resume work on December 11th (Sunday), it …

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Tax Dept to increase staff – Implementing VAT regime

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Tax Department in the Ministry of Finance will increase its staff two-fold the current number from around 300 to 600 as Kuwait is on the verge of implementing the valued added tax (VAT) regime in line with an agreement reached by the GCC countries, reports Al-Nahar …

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Drones curbed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad affirmed that Ministry of Interior will ban the unauthorized use of radio-controlled planes and copters (drones) with built-in cameras over private properties and vital sites from Nov 29. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of …

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Kuwait plans to buy 28 US F-18 fighter jets

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28, (KUNA): Kuwait has requested to purchase 28 US F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft, a military official said on Monday. In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the Third Conference for Military Logistics and Procurement, entitled, “Streamlining Logistics and Procurement in the Age of …

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PRO-GOVERNMENT MPs HOLD FRAGILE MAJORITY – Opposition bloc vies for Speakership

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Islamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti Parliament’s seats, official election results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the country. Meanwhile, the opposition MPs-elect will meet before the end of this week to discuss work guidelines for the …

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