Friday , October 19 2018


KAC limits weight of one luggage to 23 kg only for economy passengers – Check-in luggage weight not cut: Al-Roumi

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Board Chairperson of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) Rasha Al-Roumi vehemently denied the rumor that Kuwait Airways has reduced the allowed check-in luggage weight for economy class passengers from 46 kilos to 23 kilos, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to Al-Roumi, the airline merely advised the passengers to …

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‘Petrol price hike’ – Govt carries out study on the average impact

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: The government has carried out a study on the average impact of the increased petrol prices on the monthly bill of the citizens. According to this study, the average cost for per capita fuel usage is now at KD 30 per month which will increase to …

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Kuwaiti hostage released

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday expressed deep gratitude to Lebanese security authorities for their efforts that led to the unconditional release of the Kuwaiti citizen, Mohsen Barrak Falah Majed. Liberating the Kuwaiti national was the fruit of …

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World Bank sees Kuwait GDP growth of 2.5% in ’16, 2.7% in ’17

WASHINGTON, Feb 5, (Agencies): The World Bank in a report published Thursday, forecast Kuwait’s GDP growth at 2.5 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. In the report, the World Bank said that 2015 economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa likely came to just 2.6 percent, …

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Amir announces $300mn Kuwait aid – Efforts urged to restore stability

LONDON, Feb 4, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday announced Kuwaiti contribution worth $300 million for aiding Syrian people for a three-year period hoping such an initiative would help in alleviating their hardships. His Highness the Amir, addressing London’s “Supporting Syria and the …

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MP acts for respect of national symbols – Fears of sedition

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: MP Abdullah Al- Turaiji has unveiled his plan to submit a proposal to amend law number 26/1961 concerning the national flag, and another proposal on displaying pictures of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the political leaders. He pointed out that many people …

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Kuwait Airways may let 1,000 go – 1,350 retired

DUBAI, Feb 4, (RTRS): Loss-making Kuwait Airways has let go of 1,350 Kuwaiti nationals during the last two years, part of a plan to cut costs and return to profit by 2019, the chief executive of the state-owned carrier told Reuters on Thursday. The airline has struggled to recover from …

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Minister seeks urgent steps to expedite economic move – ‘Need to re-organize jobs structure’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh has underlined the significance of concluding the final draft of the economic activities law to be referred to the Cabinet and then to be approved by the National Assembly. During an honoring ceremony held by the Secretariat …

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Kuwait follows UAE footsteps – Bid to cut dependence on oil

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Government of Kuwait is following the same steps taken by the United Arab Emirates in adopting serious measures to reduce dependence on oil, which is the main source of income for the State of Kuwait, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources. They said the Ministers Council …

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‘Fees very high as compared to education quality provided’ – ‘Housewives working as teachers’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: IN THIS week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the drawbacks of educating their child in Kuwait. The majority of respondents felt that school fees are exorbitant compared to the quality of education and facilities provided. As reported in the Arab Times this week, …

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