Kuwait

New fees set – Cuts won’t hurt poor

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Public Authority for Manpower is expected to release a new schedule of fees for work permit-related transactions next week, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the fees for transferring a work permit will increase from KD 10 to KD 50 while the fees for …

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‘No solution to budget deficit’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Supreme Council for Planning called the attention of the Government, specifically the Ministry of Finance, about the budget deficit after the release of a report confirming that the budget for fiscal 2016/2017 does not include any solution or serious procedure to address the deficit, reports …

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One in four Kuwaiti adults suffers from diabetes: DDI

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31, (KUNA): Recent medical records have shown that one out of every four Kuwaiti adults suffers from diabetes, Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) said on Sunday. The revelation came at a graduation ceremony of 41 Diploma and Master’s degrees students along with 17 students of vocational courses in …

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MPs eye grilling 3 ministers on Feb 9 Parliament session – Pressure mounting on Al-Ali to confirm Al-Ajmi’s appointment

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: There are indications that some lawmakers will grill the Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yusuf Al-Ali and Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaid during the parliamentary session set for Feb 9. The possible grilling inquests are coming at a time …

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60 companies cited for violations

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Minister of Social Affairs and labor, the Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed inspection and follow-up activities at the Public Authority for Manpower led to fresh detection of 60 companies that violated the purpose of their establishment; thereby raising the number …

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Municipality continues inspection tours on food stuff stores

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (KUNA): Kuwait Municipality announced on Saturday it was continuing its inspection tours on all markets and stores during the national holidays to make sure they conform with the set regulations. Director of services and follow-up department Talal Al-Ali said in a statement that the municipality began …

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156 general attorneys referred for retirement sans prior notice

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: About 156 general attorneys were unexpectedly referred for retirement without any prior notice, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said this issue has created a huge gap and a number of vacancies in leading positions as well as hindered the workflow. The sources explained that …

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IDF further strengthens bond of friendship between Kuwait & India: Sheikh Ali Jarrah

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (KUNA): Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Indian Doctors Forum was held at Regency Hotel, late Friday. The event was opened by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, on behalf of His Highness the Amir. …

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Pediatric obesity, Type 2 diabetes growing concern in Kuwait: expert

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes is a growing concern in Kuwait with the increasing prevalence as well as the added risk and early onset of cardiovascular complications. In Kuwait, prevalence rates for the interim overweight category is in the range of 20% while obesity stands …

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Make festivals joyful events for citizens, expats: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday paid an inspection visit to security and traffic points set up along the Arabian Gulf Road whithin the framework of the Hala February 2016 carnival, 55th Kuwait National Day and the 25th …

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