Saturday , September 22 2018


GCC must ‘impose’ taxes in order to strengthen their fiscal positions

DUBAI, Nov 15: ICAEW members and guests gathered at The Oberoi in Dubai recently (Nov 4) to discuss how fiscal reform will affect businesses in the GCC countries. Panellists included Jeanine Daou, Partner and Head of Indirect Taxes at PwC; Gary Dugan, Managing Director – Global Wealth, CIO and Head …

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‘8,000 ‘bedoun’ registered in 1965 deserve naturalization’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major- General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah said 8,000 of the 32,000 stateless people or the so-called ‘Bedoun’ who had registered during the 1965 census deserve naturalization, reports Al- Qabas daily. On the other hand, …

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Kuwaiti official hails close cooperation with UNESCO – Ties date back 70 years

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15, (KUNA): Dr Ahmad Al-Enezi, the Secretary General of Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO, has underscored Kuwait’s partnership with the UNESCO since more than 70 years ago, noting the country’s contributions to serving global humanitarian causes. Dr Al-Enezi, in an interview with KUNA on the occasion of …

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Kuwait reaffirms solidarity with France after attacks – Amir offers condolences

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait followed, with profound concern and grief, the news of the despicable acts of terrorism which have hit Paris, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday night. Such heinous acts can only strengthen the resolve of the friends in France to pursue their …

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CyberCaliphate IP address ‘traced’ to Kuwait – group; ‘Anonymous’ keeps an eye on jihadists Twitter accounts

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The hacker group ‘Anonymous’ has uncovered interesting findings on ISIS terrorist hacker group ‘CyberCaliphate’. It managed to trace the operations of CyberCaliphate to a single IP address in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. JhonJoe, a hacker with Anonymous said in an interview over Twitter, “They operated under …

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Six Kuwaiti students in foreign schools infected with Swine Flu

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Six Kuwaiti students in a foreign school, aged six to 10 years old, have been found to be infected with swine flu. According to sources, five of these students are currently undergoing treatment in Amiri Hospital; whereas the guardian of the other student has submitted a …

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‘Kuwait’s anti-graft body to work with GCC counterparts’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Kuwait Anti- Corruption Authority is willing to work with other GCC entities to reinforce justice and equality in the region, said an official here Saturday. After his meeting with Executive of the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) Dr Salem Al-Farhan, head of the Kuwaiti authority …

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Some 7,243 Bedouns ‘adjust’ their status since 2011: CARSIR

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (KUNA): Since 2011 and until October 2015, some 7,243 illegal residents (Bedouns) have adjusted their status in Kuwait, said the Central Agency for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents’ (CARSIR) here on Saturday. Head of the status adjustment department of the apparatus Colonel Mohammad Al-Wohaib told …

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No change in Schengen visas

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: No changes have taken place in measures for issuing Schengen visas for Kuwaitis willing to visit France, the French embassy here said on Saturday. A Schengen visa is still issued in 48 hours, an embassy statement noted. France has tightened border security in the wake of …

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‘Deficit’ in state budget said starting to hit some ministries – Move to reduce severe imbalance in population structure

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The deficit in the state budget is starting to affect some ministries particularly Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, even though the government and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh reassured that the country’s financial situation is stable and that no development projects will be halted …

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