Tuesday , September 25 2018

Kuwait

Kuwait, Gulf warm to subsidy cuts – MP URGES MEASURES TO CURB IMPACT OF OIL PRICE DROP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Kuwait’s government is showing a willingness to push forward fiscal reforms including subsidy cuts needed to support its currency in an era of low oil prices, a senior IMF official said. Gulf states, including Kuwait, traditionally relied on petrodollar revenues to fuel public sector spending and …

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Legislator pushes on expat towns, facilities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Member of the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee Hamoud Al-Hamdan affirmed the essence of establishing workers cities to accommodate over 200,000 people. He added the cities should be built in the outskirts while making provision for all services such as security, health facilities and commercial …

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Temperature to rise gradually between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius

KUWAIT CITY: Astronomer Adel Marzouq said the cold wave that hit the country over the past few days will ease Tuesday morning and that the country will witness a gradual rise in temperature of between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius throughout the week, reports Al-Anba daily. He also said there …

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Municipality to ‘terminate’ services of uncommitted to fingerprint expat staff

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Acting Director of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmad Al- Manfoohi disclosed that the sector is bent on terminating the services of expatriate employees uncommitted to fingerprint attendance system. He added the principle of deducting salaries and expelling employees has been activated, reports Al-Rai daily. In a statement, …

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Kuwait bans live bird imports from Tunisia, France – Ban lifted on white meat from 5 countries

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has banned live bird imports from Tunisia and France for the outbreak of West Nile fever in the two countries. Acting PAAAFR Director General Nabila AlKhalil Faisal Al-Hasawi issued the decision on Sunday, providing that …

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Residence terminated for radical preachers, imams – Minister vows Awqaf minaret of moderation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sane has vowed to free the Awqaf Ministry from radicals and ‘servants’ of religious currents, whether they are citizens or expatriates, for the institution to remain a minaret of moderation. Sources disclosed the residence permits of a new …

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Gates to participate in dialog session with youth of Kuwait – World’s richest man arrives today at Amir’s invitation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (KUNA): Bill Gates visits Kuwait Monday to participate in a youth dialogue session and a meeting of Abdulrahman Al-Sumait board of trustees, and will be honored with Informatics Medal for his decades-long information revolution contributions. Gates, visiting the country at the invitation of His Highness the …

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Panel nods plans to modify state support services law – Homes for Kuwaiti women okayed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee approved Sunday the proposals to modify laws on State support for services like electricity, water and fuel provided to government institutions and their employees. The panel also endorsed the proposed amendments to the law on National Fund to Support …

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Arab ministers ask Kuwait to ‘set’ up anti-violence, pro-youth panels

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (KUNA): Arab youth and sports ministers have asked Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al- Sabah to set up two committees; one decrying violence and extremism, and the other supporting youth. Speaking to reporters following the …

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‘Traffic’ denies exaggerated fee hikes

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna denied rumors related to exaggerated increase in the fees of the traffic services provided to expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Muhanna revealed about the proposal to charge KD 100 for the issuance of driving …

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