Wednesday , October 17 2018


Gulf prepares VAT laws ahead of 2018 levy – ‘No exceptions’

ABU DHABI, Jan 14, (RTRS): Gulf Arab states are putting the finishing touches on draft laws on value-added taxes (VAT) of up to 5 percent that could be imposed from 2018 to boost revenues hit by falling oil prices, officials said on Thursday. The tax, drawn up in coordination with …

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Kuwait marks 10 years since passing on of ‘Amir of Hearts’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): Kuwait marks the 10th anniversary of the passing on of former Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Jan 15, paying homage to a great legacy that lasted 28 years. Sheikh Jaber was the 13th ruler and third Amir in the constitutional period of the …

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Patients in Kuwait old times counted on practitioners of popular medicine – Citizens endured tough living conditions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): Tough living conditions Kuwaitis endured in the old times put citizens with limited options as to medical treatment, however patients at these times managed to receive such treatment by a countable number of practitioners of popular medicines, using herbal mixtures. The so called “Al-Hawway” or …

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Traffic details violations up for stiffer penalties – Cars impounded for 60 days

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khalid has issued a decision to stiffen penalties for motorists who commit traffic violations in addition to impounding the vehicles for 60 days in the following cases, reports Al-Anba daily. ■ Driving vehicles with no number plates …

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‘Mass arrests of illegals is stern message to residency violators’ – ‘MoI means business’

In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the reasons for mass arrests of illegal expatriates in Kuwait with the majority of voters believing that the move was an effort to send a stern message to residency law violators. As the Ministry of Interior has renewed its …

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Nod to Electronic Media Law – Shias boycott

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The Parliament on Wednesday approved the Electronic Media Draft Law in its fi rst and second readings, with 37 members in favor and four against. In the amended version of the draft law, the Parliament added a clause on the cancellation of the license of a …

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FATCA cheats risk ‘passports’

 KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13, (KUNA): Kuwaiti citizens who possess US passports need to straighten out their US tax status to avoid the penalty of having their US passports scrapped, said Abdulaziz Al- Anjeri, head of the American Tax Bureau in Kuwait. The US government has lately passed a law invalidating …

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Kuwait to name, shame those responsible for defective roads – ‘Isles under protected areas’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13, (KUNA): Minister of Public Works Ali Al-Omair on Wednesday vowed to punish those responsible for defective roads namely recurring accidents caused by flying pebbles. Minister Al-Omair, also Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, during a parliamentary session responding to queries by an MP, affirmed that …

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Kuwait ranks ‘low’ with AIDS cases

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13, (KUNA): Reports from United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) reports ranked Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS cases, Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Dr Majda Al- Qattan said Wednesday. Al-Qattan made this remark at Permanent National …

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Minister avoids no-confidence motion – Dr Al-Obaidi to tackle MP concerns

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: The Parliament deliberated Tuesday on the grilling request submitted by MPs Rakan Al-Nisf and Hamdan Al-Azmi against Health Minister Dr Ali Al- Obaidi on the alleged corruption and financial and administrative violations in the Health Ministry. The minister stood on the grilling podium, ready to defend …

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