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Monday , November 19 2018


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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32 days in Jan?

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: A passport employee at Kuwait International Airport has committed unprecedented mistake by modifying the calendar and making the number of days in the month of January 32, reports Al-Shahed daily. The employee stamped a passport with departure date Jan 32, 2016, which reflects negligence in such …

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KG permits for ‘teachers only’ – ‘Licences not for sale’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: The Ministry of Education disclosed on behalf of its Minister Bader Al-Eissa that licenses to start and operate kindergartens are now strictly issued to official teachers only. The minister asserted that strict regulations governing the operation of a kindergarten is needed, and for that reason the …

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KD 40m worth utility bills paid via e-govt – Up to 56 institutions registered on website in ’15

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3, (KUNA): The State collected up to KD 40 million (USD 13.2 million) worth of fees and bills via the E-Government portal (www.e.gov.kw) in 2015, said a senior official of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) on Wednesday. Qusai Al-Shatti, CAIT Acting D i r e …

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Civil ID fee to KD 5

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) said Tuesday it would, as of April 1st, increase fees for a new Civil ID to five Kuwaiti Dinars, from the current KD two, while doubling the fee to KD 20 for a replacement ID. PACI Director General …

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‘Scandal of fake PhD certs to be dealt with transparency’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Several officials and legal experts unanimously agreed in a recent opinion survey that the scandal of fake and bogus PhD certificates should be dealt with thoroughly and transparently, and that maximum punishment should be meted out to offenders to serve as deterrent for others, reports Al-Seyassah …

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