Friday , February 23 2018

Kuwait

1,500 cases of heart diseases yearly: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (KUNA): At least 1,500 people, including 700 Kuwaiti citizens, are diagnosed with heart diseases annually, while about 5,000 cases visit outpatient clinics, said Dr Mousa Akbar, head of Cardiology Unit at Sabah Hospital. On the occasion of the awareness day on heart disease launched by the …

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CSC reaches ‘agreement’ – ‘Salaries to be paid in full’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh presided over the meeting of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) last Monday, during which he looked into the consequences of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the nullification of the decree for the establishment of an anti-corruption authority, …

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5 visas per citizen yearly to bring in Article 20 workers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: In what is seen as a bold decision to help fight trafficking in domestic visas (Article 20) and the high cost of employing domestic workers, Director of the Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major- General Talal Ma’arafi has issued a decision according to which …

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MP proposals to diversify economy – ‘Give industrial sector opportunity to play its role’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: MP Mohammad Al-Huwailah has presented a proposal to enhance the Kuwaiti economy and diversify sources of income by calling for the establishment of industrial cities to attract Kuwaiti and foreign capital. The proposal includes the creation of industrial zones that will comply with laws and regulations …

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‘MPs play crucial role in sending patients abroad’ – Lack of justice: Audit Bureau

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: A report issued by the Audit Bureau shows unprecedented intervention by the Members of Parliament and infl uential people to send people abroad for medical treatment, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the report 6,456 persons were sent for medical treatment overseas after the intervention of some …

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Traders said hoarding cigarettes in anticipation of price increase – Ministry to conduct surprise raids in commercial outlets

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Packs of cigarettes disappeared from shelves in the market in anticipation of price increase, although officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry say no decision that has been issued to increase the prices of cigarettes in the country, reports Al-Rai daily. Sources privy to the …

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More girls born as 2016 starts – ‘Most kids Kuwaitis’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Innocent feminine cries announced the entry of a new generation of girls, as Kuwait welcomed 19 babies (11 girls and 7 boys) in various government hospitals in the early hours of 2016. The majority of the newly-born are of Kuwaiti mothers. Seven Kuwaitis (5 girls and …

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Subsidies for next 3 years to cost KD 16 bln – Fuel price hike prescribed remedy for budget deficit

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (KUNA): Undersecretary of Kuwait’s Finance Ministry Khalifa Hamada said Wednesday that the expected financial subsidy by the State for citizens is projected at KD 16 billion during the next three, in case the subsidy system remained unchanged. Khalifa added in an interview with Al-Qabas Arabic-language daily …

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Economic crisis, joblessness cause for concern in new year – Rise in terrorism feared

In the last Arab Times online poll of the year 2015, readers weighed in on continuing trends in the coming year. The majority of voters foresee deepening economic crisis and rising unemployment. 37 percent of respondents relayed their fears of an economic instability marked with rising unemployment. “We cannot predict …

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Water, power to consume 25% of oil – Need for alternative energy

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: Electricity and water consumption will eat up 25 percent of Kuwait’s oil production by 2030, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a source from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The source made the statement in the midst of controversies regarding the alleged plan to reduce subsidies and …

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