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Monday , November 19 2018



KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday called for luring capital into the country to help diversify the economy and create job opportunities. His Highness the Amir emphasized the necessity of taking action to attract capital, diversify the national economy, create …

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Number of MPs suggest raising service fees for expats to deal with budget deficit

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: A number of MPs have suggested raising service fees for expatriates to deal with the budget deficit caused by the falling global oil prices, reports Al-Rai daily. MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji called for review of the cost of services rendered to expatriates, including fees for residency, visa …

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MP drafts morals bill to fight prostitution

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran has presented a bill to amend Article 203 of Law No. 16/1960 promulgating the Penal Code in a bid to impose harsher penalties on anyone who owns or rents a place used for prostitution or immoral activities — maximum 15 years jail sentence …

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43 commercial establishments fail to prep price lists – Labor minister receives UN official on human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: About 43 commercial establishments in cooperative societies did not prepare their current price lists as part of steps to address the expected price hikes in the coming period, thereby, defying commercial laws on combating unjustified price increase, reported Al Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources said the …

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‘Need for joint efforts to fight pharma products adulteration’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: The activities of the second regional meeting of Middle East and North Africa concerning the war against adulteration of pharmaceutical products began on Sept 5. Several Arab and friendly countries participated in the two-day meeting hosted by the Interior Ministry’s Department of Arab and International Criminal …

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AMIR ORDERS AMNESTY FOR PRISONERS – ‘No plan to block Twitter’ – Kuwait to prosecute medical ‘tourism’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of the forthcoming Eid Al-Adha, has ordered amnesty for remaining duration of imprisonment for some prisoners. He has also ordered commuting sentences for some of the convicts, said the Acting Deputy Amiri Diwan …

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‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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Take their cars, MP says in petrol tug-of-war

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6: MP Saleh Ashour has called for withdrawal of cars granted to ministers, MPs and other State officials in solidarity with the citizens on the issue of lifting petrol subsidies. The lawmaker pointed out that if the government does not rescind its decision to increase the prices …

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Sacrificial sheep at average price this yr: Livestock Union – Farwaniya slaughterhouses ready for upcoming Eid Al-Adha

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (KUNA): The sacrificial sheep is at an average price this year compared to previous years, circling between KD 80 to 130, according to Kuwait’s Livestock Union. Since the beginning of 2016, Kuwait has imported about 600,000 sheep, 122 camels and 424 goats, compared to 1.5 million …

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Kuwait to mobilize officers to cope with school traffic

KUWAIT, Sept 6, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior has crafted a new strategy to ensure traffic flow with onset of the new scholastic year. The ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the MoI Undersecretary, Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad, during a meeting with field assistant undersecretaries, noted that …

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