Friday , January 19 2018

Kuwait

‘Dev plan blessing ahead of budget unprecedented’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9, (Agencies): A leading strategist said that the recent adoption of the 2016-2017 development plan ahead of the projected budget was an unprecedented step, noting that the plan is distinguished “with a lot of new features necessary for continuous planning development.” Suad Al-Awadh, the director of the …

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No progress made, grilling minister still on cards: MP – ‘Sack teacher accused of blasphemy’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeran has said the pivots of his grilling request against the Minister of Education Dr Bader Al- Issa are still valid. He added a recent meeting with the minister and his undersecretary clearly revealed that education issue has become a national burden, heavier than …

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‘Kuwait negotiating with Iran for natural gas buy’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: According to Tehran Times newspaper, Kuwait is negotiating with Iran for the purchase of natural gas for operating power stations, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Director General of Iran Natural Gas Export Company Ali Redha Kamili. He explained that Iran is considering exporting natural gas to Kuwait …

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Bid to ‘privatize’ expat health hit – Budget ‘burden’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Medical practitioners have rejected the proposal of the Economics Committee in the Supreme Council for Planning and Development to lift the health insurance subsidy granted to expatriates, cancel their privilege to undergo treatment in State hospitals and clinics, and refer them to private hospitals. The proposal …

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Curb on growing population of expats

KUWAIT CITY: Public Authority for Manpower is inclined to stop issuing work permits because many companies and establishments were granted work permits exceeding the allowed quotas, reports Al-Shahid daily. The daily quoting sources mentioned the move is expected to curb the growing population of expatriates in the country, contrary to …

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Minister vows strict action against fake degree holders – Kuwait-Iran University rumours rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa has affirmed that strict measures will be taken against professors who obtained degrees from unrecognized universities or those who presented fake academic certificates, reports Al- Jarida daily. In a press statement, Al-Essa announced the formation of a …

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Kuwait spares no effort to keep up with remote sensing systems – Bid to raise awareness in importance of GIS

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8, (KUNA): Deputy Director General in the Central Agency for Information Technology Majida Al- Naqib said on Sunday that Kuwait spares no effort to keep up with remote sensing system and harness all the capabilities to take advantage of the latest in science in this area. She …

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Pressure builds on Al-Omair – MP urges resignation

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Minister of Oil and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Ali Al- Omair has been under fire from MPs, especially among those planning to grill him on the alleged financial and administrative violations in the oil sector and Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources …

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Kuwait Airways welcomes Airbus A350 XWB

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Kuwait Airways hosted the Airbus A350 XWB at the Amiri Airport on Thursday morning, a precursor to the ten aircrafts ordered by KAC that will join its upgraded fleet, starting 2020. The special event was attended by popular political and diplomatic personalities, representatives from Airbus, and …

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Replacing expats employees with Kuwaitis (Kuwaitization)

KUWAIT CITY: The Interior Ministry has conducted an extensive study on replacing expatriate employees with citizens (Kuwaitization) in some of its departments, especially in traffic and immigration departments, for security reasons, says an official source from the ministry. According to the source, the Kuwaitization move came after widespread incidents of …

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