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Kuwait

‘New firm to provide insurance for Egyptian workers in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, July 15: Director General of Misr Insurance Company in Kuwait Dr Diaa Abduljalil said the company will provide new insurance service for Egyptians working in the country, indicating the death benefit for the insured is KD 2,000 after paying very cheap premium. Speaking to the daily, Abduljalil disclosed …

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Health ministry ‘lashes’ out against attempted sabotage

‘Team to study, formulate economic draft laws’ KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Saturday excoriated all efforts to discredit its services and malign the integrity of its staff. A statement issued by the ministry urged citizens and residents not to pay heed to attempts to undermine …

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PAM denies 18-year work permit limit

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmed Al-Musa has confirmed continuation of the issuance of work permits for expatriates working in the oil and private sectors who have spent more than 18 years in the country. A report published by electronic newspaper …

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Finance preps selective tax on tobacco, energy drinks

50% to 100% taxation rate on some commodities KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Ministry of Finance has prepared a bill for implementation of selective tax on some commodities such as tobacco, and energy and soft drinks, reports Al-Qabas daily. This draft law is in line with the agreement among the Gulf …

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‘Some fake doctorate holders employees of PAAET and KU’

Fraudsters must be held accountable: MP KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Recent report of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education indicates some fake doctorate certificate holders among the employees of Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) are executives serving in various departments, says Al-Rai …

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MoF refuses to disburse housing ‘grant’ for female expat teachers

Co-ops prohibited from selling illegal pharmaceutical substances KUWAIT CITY, July 13: The statement issued by Minister of Finance (MoF) Anas Al-Saleh on Wednesday has opened doors that were closed in Ministry of Education due to the general fury among expatriate teachers of the ministry, included the retired ones, due to …

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MP rights panel takes up Bedouns issue

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Parliamentary Human Rights Committee Chairman MP Adel Al-Damkhi has confirmed formation of a panel tasked to address the issue of Bedouns who hold forged passports by the Ministry of Interior and Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR). In a press statement after …

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‘Dangerous effects’ on State Treasury if taxes are imposed

Need to cut state expenditures: Al-Bader KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Member of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and former board chairman of the Gulf Bank Ali Rashid Al-Bader insists that imposing taxes will have dangerous consequences on the State Treasury, as Kuwaiti economy is relatively small and the …

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‘Higher electricity charges will lead to judicious usage’

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Mohammad Bu Shehri expects to see the positive effects of the new electricity charges in the next three months, reports Al-Jarida daily. He believes the higher electricity charges will lead to judicious consumption of energy, affirming the ministry will …

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Kuwait Teachers Society against fingerprint system

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Head of Kuwait Teachers Society Mute’e Al-Ajmi revealed that the society does not accept the decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to enforce fingerprint attendance system on the educational staff members at Ministry of Education, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, he explained that …

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