Monday , September 24 2018


Cabinet examines report on development schemes

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8, (KUNA): The Cabinet held its weekly session at Seif Palace on Monday under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Following the session, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah stated that the session got underway by …

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Beating the heat

When you have to stand at attention in full Army uniform for long stretches of time in roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit heat, sometimes you have to be creative and that is what the soldiers in Wichita’s 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command, currently stationed in Kuwait, did on Sunday as they went …

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KUWAITI HELD FOR BID TO FUND TRIP OF RECRUITS TO I.S. – Filipina awaited suicide explosives; DAESH husband in Libya

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Filipina, who was arrested a few days ago on charges of affiliation to DAESH terrorist organization, was waiting for explosives which she needed to carry out suicide bombing attack in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a judicial source. The source revealed the accused used telegram …

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Tax on remittances will generate new income: Al-Kandari

THE proposal to impose tax on the remittances of expatriates, once approved, will generate huge revenues for the State, MP Faisal Al-Kandari in an exclusive interview with the Arab Times during which he expressed his views on various issues affecting citizens and expatriates. He also talked about the law on …

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Rationalization of fuel prices bold move: Raad – ‘Decision to enhance Kuwait’s competitiveness’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7, (KUNA): Kuwait’s partial deregulation of gasoline prices represents a politically and economically bold move in a country where subsidies are amongst the highest in the world at a per capita level, said Firas Raad, World Bank Country Manager in Kuwait Sunday. Energy subsidies in Kuwait represent …

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Al-Majdali warns against leasing of commercial licenses to expats – Employers with less than 5 staff can pay directly

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Secretary General of the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali has cautioned against transforming the process of leasing commercial licenses to expatriates into another backdoor for redundancy that will marginalize the national manpower to make them license owners rather than employers, just as bogus …

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UK rejects 35 Kuwaiti students – No to Dutch universities pupils

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Knowledgeable sources from the Ministry of Higher Education disclosed that some universities in London have rejected 35 Kuwaitis studying in Dutch universities that require students from the Faculty of Medicine to study in Dutch to prepare them for their service in Netherlands hospitals, reports Al-Anba daily. …

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Legal help for Indian women – Indian Embassy Press Release

THE Government of India scheme is available to Indian women who have been deserted by their overseas Indian/ foreigner husbands or are facing divorce proceedings in a foreign country, subject to the following conditions:- (i) The woman is an Indian passport holder. (ii The marriage of the woman has been …

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Yemen peace talks to resume in a month: UN envoy – ‘Chance to consult’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6, (Agencies): Inter-Yemeni talks will resume in a month at a venue to be determined later, said the UN trouble-shooter for Yemen on Saturday. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, speaking at a news conference, stressed on necessity of maintaining “a positive spirit to push the consultations forward for …

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Al-Sour stunned at MoI’s silence over ads for renting flats on hourly basis – ‘Majority of such apartments run by expatriates’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: A member of the Municipal Council Nayef Al- Sour expressed his astonishment at the silence of Ministry of Interior over some daring advertisements for renting apartments on daily and hour basis, reports Al-Rai daily. He wondered why the ministry is not doing anything about those advertisements …

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