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Kuwait

MPs ready bill to increase housing loan – Move linked to cancelling subsidy

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: A number of MPs are preparing a draft law to increase the housing loan from KD 70,000 to KD 100,000 in return for cancelling the subsidy on the construction material, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources said the MPs who have adopted the …

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‘Don’t camp near oil facilities’ – Citizens, residents warned

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (KUNA): Ministry of Interior warned on Sunday citizens and residents not set up camps near military or oil installations, nor near transmission towers or highways. Everyone should not camp outside the areas, specified by the authorities concerned, said Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash, Director of Public Relations and …

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Fingerprint attendance system exposes workers – Sheikh Salman launches award for youth excellence, creativity

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (Agencies):  In what was meant to monitor the attendance of employees, the fingerprint attendance system in the Ministry of Information has exposed employees who are supposedly present at their workstation and are actually outside the country or behind bars, reports Al- Rai daily. Ministry sources said …

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Assemblymen elect committee chairmen

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Several parliamentary committees held meetings Sunday and elected their chairmen and Rapporteur. The Housing Affairs Committee elected MP Faisal Al-Kandari chairman and MP Saud Al-Hareeji Rapporteur. MPs Rakan Al-Nisf, Sultan Al-Gosaim Al-Shimiri and Mansour Al-Zufairi are the committee members. The Interior and Defense Committee elected MP …

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‘Kuwait’s policy prioritizes protection of human rights’ – Kuwait reiterates calls for UNSC reforms

NEW YORK, Oct 31, (KUNA): Diplomatic attache of Kuwait’s permanent mission to UN Alyaa Abdullah Al-Muzaini said Friday Kuwait policy prioritizes protection of human rights due to belief in the interrelation between this issue and sustainable development. The Kuwaiti constitution and related legislations ensure the highest degree of protection to …

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111 officials fail to declare their assets – Face legal action

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Up to 111 officials have failed to disclose their financial assets as scheduled or have abstained from making the disclosure, Chief of the Public Anti-Corruption Authority Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Namash said on Saturday. These cases have been examined closely and referred to the competent investigative authorities, namely …

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Al-Omair denies KD 900,000 end of service package report – ‘Political embarrassment’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Amid continuous pressure mounting on the Minister of Oil and State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Ali Al-Omair on the interpellation concerning irregularities detected in oil and agricultural sectors, the minister opted to deny news item published on 29/10/2015 relating to KD 900,000 bonus and end …

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Kuwait closely following up World Bank 2016 report: Al-Ali

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (KUNA): Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yousif Al-Ali has said that they are closely following up the results of recently issued World Bank Group report on Doing Business for 2016. Kuwait registered a relative increase in the distance to frontier (DTF) according to the report …

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Information Minister calls for establishing tourism authority – Sheikh Salman seeks to overhaul sector

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (KUNA): Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs and the Supreme Tourism Committee Chairman Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al- Sabah has called for establishing a tourism authority for managing the sector’s diverse activities including cultural and entertainment programs. Minister Sheikh Salman affirmed, during a meeting …

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Ministries done preparing amended financial plans

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (Agencies): A number of ministries and public authorities have finished preparing their amended financial plans for the coming fiscal year, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting governmental sources. They explained that these ministries’ budget demands reduced by KD1 billion in the second review after Ministry of Finance requested …

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