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Friday , November 16 2018


Plan to arrest part-time workers for citizens, expats, deport them

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Director of the Domestic Labor Department Mohammad Al-Ajmi has said the department will organize campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan to arrest domestic workers who work for expatriates and Kuwaitis on part-time basis for a specific number of hours, reports Al- Anba daily. Those arrested …

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Cabinet nod to 10% tax on company profits – Repricing of some commodities, public services approved

KUWAIT CITY, March 14, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh told a press conference on Monday that the Cabinet had approved a plan to impose a 10 percent tax on profits of companies. The Cabinet also approved a repricing of some commodities and public services, he added, without elaborating. Corporate …

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MP Al-Shaye commends pro-reform ‘measures’ taken by Labor minister – ‘Eliminate corruption’

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Chairman of parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee MP Faisal Al-Shaye commended the pro-reform measures that Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih has taken since her appointment and the effective role she plays in combating corruption. Al-Shaye …

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No domestic worker hire ‘ban’ for expats: Philippine Embassy

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Philippine Embassy denied reports that came out on local Arabic dailies on Sunday that the embassy has banned expatriates from hiring Filipino household service workers (HSWs) which was viewed by many as a form of discrimination. “We did not issue such policy or announcement banning …

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No telecom masts inside residential areas

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Chairman of the Finance and Legal Committee at the Municipal Council Mane’ Al-Ajmi revealed that the committee has agreed to prohibit the installation of telecommunication masts inside residential areas and the vicinity of hospitals. Al-Ajmi said the subject of solid waste; its management and ways of …

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KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Kuwait’s central bank governor has warned that authorities may have to change monetary policy if the government does not act urgently to cut a budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Mohammad Al-Hashel said the legislative and executive branches of the government needed in the next …

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12,000 housing units distributed last year

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: State Minister for Housing Affairs Yasser Aboul said South Al-Metla’a City will be the most beautiful housing cities in the country, particularly since the concerned bodies have taken into consideration all the comments on the previous and ongoing housing projects, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview …

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‘Targeting Kuwaitis not politically motivated’ – Leave country immediately: envoy

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: While Kuwait buried two of its citizens who were murdered recently by a gang of Syrians in Lebanon, the State Security Command in Lebanon continued investigations with the gang to determine circumstances surrounding the killing and to bring all those involved to justice. This came after …

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Kuwait pledges support to educating poor worldwide

NEW DELHI, March 13, (KUNA): Kuwait Ambassador to India Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadi pledged Kuwait’s support to efforts carried out to educate the poor and empower the underprivileged across the world. His statement came during a panel discussion on “Inspiring to Inspire,” hosted by Ambassador Al-Awadi and his spouse, Tasneem Alabd …

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Kuwait move to allow ‘sheesha’ import rapped

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Due to a series of recklessness and confusion in the Ministry of Health which continues unabated Kuwait has been thrust into a problem at the Gulf level and caused embarrassment at the world level because of the confusion in allowing or preventing the importation of electronic …

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