Tuesday , September 25 2018


Pride of place in planning for ‘knowledge economy’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1, (KUNA): Eminent academics called on Monday for evolving all levels of education in the country to be a leading factor for knowledge-based economy. Speaking at the last session of the national conference on modern state jobs from an economic point of view, Dr. Adel Al-Huseinan, Vice …

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Kuwait toughens security on flights

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Aviation Security Department affiliated to the General Department for Private Forces at Ministry of Interior has toughened its security procedures and allocated four military officers from the security forces in every Kuwaiti plane that will travel to countries suffering from security and military problems, reports Al-Shahed …

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MP Ashour accused of divisiveness – Calls to resign

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: MP Saleh Ashour came under fire from some of his colleagues when he urged his fellow Shiite MPs to submit their resignation, as he was accused of trying to divide the Kuwaiti society. Ashour was among the Shiite MPs who boycotted the parliamentary session a day …

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GMRP in misuse of funds as KD 10m paid to 5,500 employees of 45 govt agencies

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The chain of scandals concerning misappropriation of public funds continue to stream, in the wake of the recent exposure at the Government and Manpower Restructuring Project (GMRP) regarding ambiguities surrounding KD10 million paid to some 5,500 employees of 45 government agencies, reports Al-Rai daily. Secretary General …

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‘New law will help parents to sue school if fees raised’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: In the wake of a statement by the Minister of Education Dr Bader Al-Essa affirming the draft law of private education which was referred to the Parliamentary Education Committee sets the ceiling for fees in private schools, rapporteur of the committee MP Hamoud Al-Hamdan disclosed that …

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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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