Monday , September 24 2018


Finance okays salary increase, bonuses for MoE worth KD 30m

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Despite the government’s determination to rationalize and streamline expenditures of the State budget, Ministry of Finance has approved salary increment and bonuses for the Ministry of Education worth KD 30 million. Conse-quently, the total budget of academic year 2016/2017 reached KD 81,731,000 compared to KD 51, …

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‘MoSAL decision on Umrah trips a campaign to defame co-ops’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The directive issued by Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to cancel Umrah trips and entertainment activities the cooperative societies offer to shareholders met complete objection, amid skepticism on the part of Chairman of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies Dr Saad Al-Shibo and several directors …

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Prices of shrimp remain high – Govt urged to review policy on fishing

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Prices of shrimps remain high for six days after the shrimp fishing was declared open, ranging from KD 56 to KD 68 per small basket and the large basket costs KD 75 to KD 78 as at Saturday. Chairman of Kuwaiti Fishermen Association Dhahir Al-Souyan said …

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Filipina held … pledged allegiance to IS – Suspect admits desire to carry out attack

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5, (Agencies): Kuwaiti security forces have captured a Filipino national for pledging allegiance to socalled Islamic State (IS) and confessed she wanted to carry out a terrorist act once she could, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Friday. The MoI said in a statement security authorities monitored …

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Repercussions tied to increase in fuel prices worry expats in Kuwait – Govt urged to intensify control on market

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: The Cabinet’s decision to increase the prices of fuel by the beginning of September has caused anxiety among expatriates who have emphasized the fact that the problem is not the price hike per se but its repercussions, reports Al-Anba daily. In an interview with the daily, …

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Talks set on fuels pricing

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: Toplevel discussions will be held on Sunday within the Parliament and the government circles regarding the recent decision taken by the Cabinet to increase fuel prices, reliable parliamentary sources say. They explained that these discussions and consultations will precede the joint Parliament government meeting that is …

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Souk Mubarakiya to hike rents of shops … not raised for 20 yrs – Temporary slaughterhouses eyed in all co-ops for Eid

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: Manager of Souk Mubarakiya Abdulaziz Al-Masoud revealed that the management of the souk is planning to increase the rents of the shops in the souk especially since they have not been increased for 20 years, reports Al- Qabas daily. He indicated that the rents of some …

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‘Drug mafias targeting Gulf’ – Team to pursue smugglers

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: Directors of Drug Control General Departments in the GCC stressed, in a meeting held recently in Qatar, the need to protect Gulf countries and their citizens from drugs, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources pointed out that drug mafias and terrorists are targeting GCC countries to …

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded queries to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al- Subaih on the alleged collection of donations through social networking sites without obtaining a permit. Ashour pointed out that Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) published …

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Cut in petrol subsidy not the only goal of price rise – ‘Cleaner air, lesser traffic jams’

KUWAIT CITY, July 4: Reducing the value of the petrol subsidy is not the only goal of the rise is prices. There are eight primary reasons for the recent decision to rationalize the government subsidy for petrol products in Kuwait, according to sources linked to Al-Qabas daily. The prices of …

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