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Tuesday , November 13 2018


New unified labor contract an extension of old version – ‘No overriding or addition’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: An official source from Manpower Public Authority has affirmed that the new unified labor contract, which was enforced from the start of this year, will not override or add to the old contracts signed between the employers and the employees, reports Al-Rai daily. The source explained …

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‘Decision on termination of teachers to be enforced from next academic yr’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: Assistant Undersecretary of Public Education Affairs at Ministry of Education Fatmah Al-Kandari says the decision to lay off 25 percent of expatriate teachers and replace them with Kuwaiti, GCC and Bedoun teachers will be enforced from the next academic year, provided those who are being laid …

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Heavy rain in Dec damages 2 eastern runways at airport

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: As a result of heavy rain witnessed in the country few weeks before the end of last year, the two eastern runways at Kuwait International Airport were damaged. There has since been constant clean-up of the site to avoid flying gravels causing damage to airplane while …

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FM meets Ja’afari, eyes end to regional tensions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8, (KUNA): Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Thursday Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ja’afari, now on a visit to Kuwait. The two sides discussed a range of issues of mutual concern including the latest political and security developments in the …

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Reducing number of expats a priority – Bid to rectify population structure set in motion

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has started taking steps to rectify the population structure of the country, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a reliable source. The source indicated that among the most important steps taken by the ministry, in cooperation with various government authorities, include …

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Decision to raise prices of fuel pushed back six months

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The government has decided to suspend for six months its decision to raise the prices of fuel until report of the international consultancy firm Ernst & Young is finalized, as regards the implementation of comprehensive economic reform. In a press statement, reliable oil sources said that …

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Kuwait again slams attack on Saudi embassy in Iran

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA): Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah reiterated, on Thursday, Kuwait’s stance rejecting the violation of the sanctity of Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran and its diplomatic missions in Mashhad. This remark was made by Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled during a meeting …

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Egyptian Coptic Church celebrates Christmas

The Egyptian Coptic Church of Kuwait Wednesday night celebrated Christmas in the presence of the Egyptian Ambassador to Kuwait Yasir Atef. According to a press release, the ambassador delivered a short speech on behalf of President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi to congratulate the Coptic family in Diaspora. Through this message, which …

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KISR releases 250,000 baby shrimps into north of Kuwait bay

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA): Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has released 250,000 baby shrimps on Thursday, into a bay north of the country, in a bid to enhance dwindling fish stocks. In comments to KUNA, Managing Director of KISR’s Environmental and Biological Research Department Faisal Al-Halil said that …

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KD 250 ‘surety’ by sponsor for expat worker abolished

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: The Public Authority for Manpower has cancelled the decision that required employers to pay KD 250 guarantee per expatriate worker, except for those recruited on government contracts, regional activities, in addition to security guard and offloading. Director General of the authority Ahmad Al-Mousa disclosed that the …

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