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Kuwait

Shelter Center for Migrant Labor big ‘home’ – Kuwait preserves human dignity

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: “In Kuwait, there is a particular interest in the rights of migrant workers which reflects the general trend to preserve human dignity, without exception, and to respect all the international conventions and agreements signed by Kuwait. The most prominent of these concerns is the Shelter Center …

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‘Rescind decision to terminate expat workers of Municipality’ – KM urged to reconsider restructuring Blocks 2, 4 in Salmiya

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: Some Municipal Council members have reacted to a recent announcement issued by Kuwait Municipality to terminate the services of several adhoc expatriate workers. The members see the step as bigotry and urge the Minister of Municipal Affairs Essa Al- Kanderi to rescind on the decision, especially …

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ICM said planning to participate in coming elections

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The Islamic Constitutional Movement intends to declare its participation in the coming parliamentary elections, reports Al-Rai daily. Sources said the recent actions and statements of the leaders of the movement revealed their tendency to participate in the elections, adding that the movement faces a great challenge …

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Amir arrives home from Istanbul

KUWAIT CITY, May 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation have returned to the homeland, coming from Turkey where he headed the Kuwaiti delegation at the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul. His Highness the Amir was received at the airport by …

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Residents decry rising prices of food commodities in Ramadan – Authorities urged to monitor market, control traders

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: A large number of citizens and expatriates expressed their objection concerning the rising prices of food commodities especially prior and during the holy month of Ramadan. They held traders responsible for this trend, stressing that these traders increase the prices in order to take advantage of …

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Airport security, ‘bedoun’ on agenda

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah left for London with a security delegation for a meeting on security issues with the British counterpart, reports Al-Rai daily. The delegation is part of the Kuwait- British security friendship that holds regular meetings in London …

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‘Kuwait tops list of Mideast nations in genetic diseases’ – ‘Intra-family marriages prime cause’

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Head of Human Genetic Unit in the Department of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in Kuwait University Dr Rabiah Al-Tamimi said Kuwait tops the list of countries with high rate of genetic diseases in the Middle East, adding that an average of over 65 out …

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MPs wrestle with state budget cuts – Legislators press for 20% reduction

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Parliamentary Budget and Final Accounts Committee discussed Monday the estimated budgets of ministries and other government departments for fiscal 2016/2017, in the presence of Finance Minister and acting Oil Minister Anas Saleh. Committee Chairman MP Adnan AbdulSamad said they looked into the ability of Finance …

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Public bracing for new electricity, water tariffs – ‘Kuwait to witness skyrocketing prices of commodities’

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The countdown to implementation of new electricity and water tariffs has begun following its publishing in the 1289 edition of Kuwait Official Gazette, whereas prices of some commodities have been soaring for almost two weeks before Ramadan. The country is in a panicky state with the …

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Minister decrees halt to hike in private school fees

KUWAIT CITY, May 22, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa issued Sunday a ministerial decree aimed at halting the hike in private schools’ fees. According to the decree, private schools should abide by the decision or else face the consequences. Schools violating the decree …

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