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Thursday , November 15 2018


Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and travel to United States

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The US Embassy wishes to remind all nationalities who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of 01 April, 2016 they must have a valid electronic passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic …

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‘Privatization draft law will be ready within two weeks’ – ‘Haraj’ market project will be implemented: MoCl

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousef Al-Ali said the privatization draft law will be ready within two weeks as the ministry is currently working on the final touches to pave way for submission to the National Assembly, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, the minister …

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‘MPW causes state to incur millions in losses’

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: State Audit Bureau revealed that the Ministry of Public Works does not have a clear vision for implementing projects, and causes the state to incur millions of dinars in losses, reports Al-Jarida daily. It stressed the need for the ministry to implement projects as per studied …

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‘Fuel price hike on April 1’ – Assembly okays document

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: The Ministry of Finance is expected to implement the proposed fuel price hike on April 1, 2016 since the National Assembly has already approved the Economic Reform Document, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior official sources. However, a source from the Supreme Council for Planning rejected the …

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MoE’s top employees fails in electronic examination

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Many high-level employees of Ministry of Education including directors, assistant directors, supervisors and head of departments failed in the tests of supervisory positions, which indicate the low level of ability of officials who are in charge of the country’s educational process. The results announced by the …

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Charges for barbequing denied

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Director of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi denied that the municipality is planning to charge people for the use of certain public locations for grilling food, reports Al-Rai daily. He said Kuwait Municipality is planning to coordinate with the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish …

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Kuwait free of radioactive substances: MoH – Tests negative

KUWAIT CITY, March 26, (KUNA): Samples of soil, air and water taken from various parts of Kuwait, particularly Al-Mutlaa area, tested negative for uranium radioactive substances, said director of the Health Ministry’s department on radiation prevention. The daily readings of particle detectors showed no indication of radioactive pollution or harmful …

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Aid given to undeserved citizens to be retrieved – Whoever declines to pay back will face legal action

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor reneged on its undertaking to retrieve KD 438,000 in aid given to some 246 individuals who did not deserve social support, reports Al-Rai daily. An informed source said KD 437,794 was added to previous carried over balance of the total …

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Govt warned against taking steps that will affect pockets of Kuwaiti citizens – MP Al-Anjari urges release of Musallam Al-Barrak

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Some MPs of the dissolved 2012 Parliament’s majority bloc criticized the way the government has been dealing with the issues that are being discussed in the National Assembly. They warned the government against taking steps that will negatively impact the pockets of citizens, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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Old ‘cemeteries’ to be converted into gardens – Shortage of land inside city reason behind decision

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi revealed that the municipality intends to convert old cemeteries in Kuwait City into public gardens especially those located in important areas. In a press statement, he explained that some of these cemeteries have not been accepting corpses for …

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