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Kuwait

MP rejects proposals to raise water, power charges – Exemption sought for residential areas

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: MP Saleh Ashour has outrightly rejected the proposals of the government and the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee to increase water and electricity charges based on consumption. In a press statement, the lawmaker asserted this will negatively affect all citizens, wondering why the government wants …

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Find realistic solution to issue of ‘budget deficit’ – Farwaniya to implement contracts

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: In the wake of opposition met by the proposals and draft laws presented to increase electricity and water tariff, some lawmakers have disclosed the importance of finding a realistic solution to the issue of deficit in the general budget and contribute to preserve consumption and expenditure, …

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Al-Ghanim urges int’l action against arrogance of Israel

CAIRO, April 10, (KUNA): Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Sunday Arab parliaments should seek an organized international parliamentary move to put an end to Israeli arrogance. “I urge Arab parliaments to contribute to an international parliamentary move involving the member states of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)…a move …

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Commerce minister issues decree to ‘freeze’ prices of commodities – Arab societies facing organized campaign to destroy families

KUWAIT CITY, April 10, (KUNA): Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) Dr. Yusuf Al-Ali has issued a decree freezing the prices of commodities, services and craft works. In a press conference held Sunday to unveil the decree, minister Al-Ali stressed that immediate legal actions would be taken against the decree …

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Kuwait govt, Parliament drafting laws to shore up the economy: MP – Declining oil prices will not affect state development schemes

KUWAIT CITY, April 10, (KUNA): The Government and the National Assembly (Parliament) are currently working out a set of legislations intended to remedy economic issues, affirmed MP Dr Yousef Al-Zalzalah on Sunday. “We are seeking to accomplish them in proper time for sake of salvaging the economic conditions that have …

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Number of MPs vehemently oppose proposal to categorize power usage – Govt should search for other alternatives: MP Jalal

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: A number of lawmakers vehemently opposed the government’s proposal of categorizing electricity consumption and the related report of the parliament’s Finance Committee, stressing that they will not support any hike in the expenses of the citizens, reports Al-Seyassah daily. MP Sultan Al-Lugaisam affirmed his rejection of …

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‘No supervisory tasks for ministry’s doctors practising medicine outside’

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Ministry of Health stipulates that doctors practising medicine outside the ministry must relinquish their supervision tasks to avoid delaying the work in the ministry’s utilities, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting reliable sources indicated the ministry requires doctors occupying positions like head of section, supervisor and …

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11 MPs propose to grant citizenships to Bedouns

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Bedoun case will witness a new phase of parliamentary- government negotiations during a meeting of the Parliament’s Interior and Defense Committee on Sunday, April 10, as 11 lawmakers have submitted 11 proposals for granting citizenship to 4,000 Bedoun residents of Kuwait, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting …

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Filipinos in Kuwait cast votes for national polls – Month-long OAV offi cially commences

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Hundreds of Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait (OFWs) along with other Filipinos abroad cast their votes on Saturday as the monthlong Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) officially commenced, allowing over 1.3 million Filipino registered voters to vote in the Philippine national elections and elect into office the …

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Kuwait leads Gulf in women in workforce

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Kuwait’s decision to allow women to join the security forces is considered a breakthrough in a generally conservative society that did not easily accept changes, especially when it comes to the status of women. In a report published by gulfnews.com on Saturday, Noof, a fresh military …

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