Kuwait

Prices of commodities raised unduly, preceding subsidy cuts – ‘Consumers always at the receiving end’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: In a manner depicting jumping the gun prior to the probable removal of fuel and electricity subsidies, prices of some food items have reached a height such that several consumers have been denouncing the ugly situation and expressing concern over the rise in prices of commodities …

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Shops rent reduced by 20 percent

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: Al-Enma’a Real Estate Company cancelled the auction that was supposed to take place before the end of this month after noticing the low turnout of prospective buyers; thereby, fearing that the auction will fail and lead to a remarkable decline in the prices of real estate …

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‘Kuwait to ink Eurofighter deal with Italy next week’

BRUSSELS, Feb 11, (KUNA): Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah held talks with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti which tackled several issues including Kuwait’s purchase of Eurofighters. “Just earlier, I met my Italian colleague and she will visit Kuwait Inshallah next week to complete the signing …

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Kuwait ‘bans’ bird imports from India

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) banned on Thursday imports of live birds, eggs and one-day-old chicks from India due to the outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 bird flu. In a statement, the authority stressed the importance of subjecting all incoming …

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Interior orders stringent measures on terror threat

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: The Ministry of Interior has issued instructions to all security departments to take stringent measures in the face of threats issued by terrorist groups to carry out sabotage activities in the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting knowledgeable sources. According to a circular said to have been …

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‘Kuwait facing very dangerous situation due to oil prices fall’ – State will one day borrow money for paying salaries

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: Former minister of Social Affairs and Labor and former state minister for Municipal Affairs Dr Fadhel Al-Safar says the current status of the country is very dangerous because of the falling oil prices, indicating that Kuwait may one day end up having to borrow money for …

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Minimal wage growth main reason for quitting jobs: poll

By Cinatra Fernandes Arab Times Staff IN this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the most important reasons for quitting a job; the majority of respondents felt that minimal wage growth was the most significant factor in the decision to do so. 33% of voters shared that …

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Large number of Indian photographers boycott exhibition on ‘Birds of Kuwait’ – Process followed being objected

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: Large number of Indian photographers in Kuwait refused to participate in the Grand Photography Exhibition on the Birds of Kuwait, which was held few days ago at Kuwait National Library because they objected to the process followed by the organizers in evaluating and selecting the photographs, …

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Kuwait on guard against foot-and-mouth disease

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10, (KUNA): Authorities have taken all necessary precautions to prevent spread of the foot-and-mouth disease, an official said on Wednesday. Dr Abdulrahman Al-Kanderi, Director of Livestock Health at the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), said in a press release that the authority had …

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Chink in ‘monopoly’ – Nod to agency law; ‘Belts to tighten’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: The Parliament unanimously approved the Commercial Agencies Draft Law in its second reading Tuesday. The draft law gives a client the chance to have more than one agent and distributor in Kuwait in order to prevent monopoly. Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yusuf Al-Ali thanked …

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