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Kuwait

First nod to grant 4,000 citizenship yearly – MPs vote support for sport

KUWAIT CITY, May 11: The National Assembly approved, in its first reading Wednesday, the proposal to grant citizenship to 4,000 deserving applicants every year. Article One of the bill states that the number of those who will be granted Kuwaiti nationality for the year 2016 will not exceed 4,000 in …

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Need to tackle issue of violence against women in Kuwait: experts

KUWAIT CITY, May 11, (KUNA): Despite being a problem affecting some 70 percent of women worldwide, violence against women in Kuwait had been one of these topics that are usually “swept under the rug” for various reasons, mostly connected with social considerations. In 1993, the UN General Assembly adopted the …

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Info lauds Assembly nod to ownership of copyright – ‘No to pirates of ideas, thought’

KUWAIT CITY, May 11, (KUNA): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah hailed the National Assembly’s approval of a law on copyright ownership, saying that it represents Kuwait’s eagerness to protect intellectual property. In a press statement on Wednesday, Sheikh Salman …

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Mixed public reaction on new ‘co-education’ plans – ‘Segregation against teaching spirit’

KUWAIT CITY, May 11: In this week’s online poll, readers shared their thoughts on the highly contentious issue of coeducation in Kuwait with the majority of respondents holding the view that politicians should be concentrating their efforts on the development and not setting it back by centuries. Earlier this month, …

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OVER 5,000 FAMILIES SUSPECTED OF FRAUD – Probe into social security scam

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Kuwait has launched a probe into a suspected scam involving 5,324 families accused of faking documents to obtain government social security payments, a minister said on Tuesday. Social Affairs and Labour Minister Hind Al-Sabeeh told the official KUNA news agency that millions of dollars in public …

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Assembly approves draft law on copyright – Forgery alleged

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The National Assembly unanimously approved the draft law on copyright and related rights in the first and second deliberations on Tuesday. Information Minister and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah thanked the Parliament for adopting the law, considering its importance in the culture of …

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4,514 expatriates out of 4,915 leave shelter in 13 months: PAM

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Head of Expatriate Shelter Affairs at Public Authority for Manpower Falah Al-Mutairi revealed that the shelter received a total of 4,915 expatriates from March 2015 to March 2016. Out of these expatriates, 4,514 left the shelter after receiving psychological and social counseling while 401 of them …

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‘Hike in petrol will not affect commodity rates’ – ‘Panel to monitor Ramadan prices’

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yousef Al- Ali said the proposal to increase electricity and water charges based on consumption was passed smoothly without any effect on the prices of commodities, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Ali disclosed the ministry is now preparing …

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Army probes ‘militant’ link

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The Kuwait Army has conducted investigations and collected information on the young Kuwaiti, identified as Ali Al-Osaimi who is said to have joined DAESH terrorist organization according to a news report publish The Telegraph newspaper, reports Al-Anba daily. On the other hand, the British Defense attaché …

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EMPLOYERS MAY FACE COMPENSATION CHARGE FOR DUES NOT PAID – Panel mulls labor law amendments

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Parliamentary Health, Social Affairs and Labor Committee discussed Monday the proposed amendments to Private Sector Law No. 6/2010; in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Union of Workers in the Private Sector …

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