Kuwait

Ramadan timings – Working hours set for 22 authorities

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Civil Service Commission (CSC) has specified working hours for some 22 authorities in the Holy Month of Ramadan and their employees will be working four hours and thirty minutes per day except Fridays and Saturdays starting from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, reports Al-Qabas daily. An …

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‘KOC brings down gas burning rate to 1pc in 2015’ – Changing expat employees into contract-based eyed

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (KUNA): Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Jamal Ja’afar said Sunday his company was able to reduce the rate of gas burning dramatically from 17 percent in 2005-2006 to just one percent last year. “This great achievement will serve as a reference point for …

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MP queries credit rating concern – Bylaws lag

KUWAIT CITY, May 15: MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan has forwarded questions to Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh on the recent Moody’s rating of Kuwait. He inquired about the reasons behind the weak business environment in the country and the precautionary measures that the Ministry of Finance intends …

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HH Amir, Tajik President hold talks … 6 agreements signed

KUWAIT CITY, May 15, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held official talks with visiting President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at Bayan Palace on Sunday, in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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DAI marks World Museum Day for 4th consecutive yr – Musical show, artistic displays held

KUWAIT CITY, May 15: Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyah (Islamic Museum of Antiquities) celebrated the World Museum Day for the fourth consecutive year in a cultural atmosphere with several activities. This is in collaboration with some Kuwaiti artists at the Kuwait Center for Islamic Arts. In a press statement, the museum disclosed …

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Active winds to continue

Head of the Agricultural and Hydrological Forecast Section at the Meteorology Department Abdul-Aziz Al- Qarawi attributed the dust storm that Kuwait witnessed Sunday to the active winds which exceeded 60 kilometers per hour and reduced horizontal visibility to less than a thousand meters in some areas, especially in the western …

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Al-Sharqawi praises ‘role’ of Amir on humanitarian issues – Kuwait relief team offers support to Syrian refugees

MANAMA, May 14, (KUNA): Director of the United Nations Information Centre for Arab Gulf countries Amin Al-Sharqawi on Saturday praised the role of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in supporting humanitarian issues in various parts of the world. According to a press release issued by the …

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Smoke emissions from restaurants can lead to serious health problems – ‘Need to implement environment law on eateries’

KUWAIT CITY, May 14: Smoke emissions from restaurants in almost all parts of Kuwait can lead to serious health problems in human beings particularly those suffering from asthma, various chest diseases and other such problems. Residing close to such restaurants is like a nightmare to such a degree that the …

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Charges for using properties owned by the state increased – Finance minister issues decision

KUWAIT CITY, May 14: In a bid to interpret the economic reform document and implement the Ministerial Council’s decision to increase charges for utilizing State properties, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al- Saleh issued a decision to amend the list of fees for …

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MoH uses new treatment for lung cancer patients at center – Immunotherapy to boost body’s defenses: Al-Enizi

KUWAIT CITY, May 14, (KUNA): The Health Ministry’s Sheikha Badria center for lung cancer treatment is poised to use “immunotherapy” — which is a new treatment for lung cancer patients — with proven results, announced chief of the center’s lung cancer division Dr Fahad Al-Enizi on Saturday. Immunotherapy is a …

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