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Tuesday , November 13 2018


‘Corruption, greed give rise to increase in illegal expatriates’

In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the factors responsible for the illegal status of expatriates in Kuwait. The majority of voters felt that all the players from visa buyers and sellers, to absconders and sponsors who mistreat their workers are to be blamed. The substantial …

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Huge pile of used tires dumped at site hits proposed housing project

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Almost one million used tires were dumped at Ureiha (South Saad Al-Abdullah Area) within one year, regardless the location has been allocated for the construction of a residential area to accommodate about 42,000 housing units, reports Al-Qabas daily. A source from Kuwait Municipality disclosed that an …

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Ignorance of Cybercrime Law not an excuse: Col Al-Habib – ‘Violators will be held responsible’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Director of Cybercrimes Investigation Department at the Interior Ministry Colonel Yusuf Al-Habib has reiterated that the Cybercrime Law ratified by the Parliament will be implemented starting from Jan 12, 2016. This came after the publication of the law in official local newspapers on July 7, 2015. …

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Study on rationalization of ‘subsidies’ being reviewed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: The study conducted by Ernst & Young on the rationalization of subsidies is being reviewed amidst public and parliamentary objections to the idea of increasing the price of fuel and fees for various services, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said those against the proposed price …

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Regional and international reactions surged against recent hostile acts by Iranian demonstrators on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and Consulate in Mashhad. Kuwait on Tuesday recalled its ambassador in Iran in protest against the storming and torching of the Saudi diplomatic mission in Iran following the …

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‘Harsh penalties’ … Cyber Crime Law effective Jan 12; Law reflects MoI efforts in fighting e-crimes

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Legal Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Assad Al-Ruwaie has affirmed that as part of the ministry’s efforts to fight all types of crimes and to implement the law on everyone, the Cyber Crime Law was issued to protect the society …

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Some priviliges granted to govt officials cancelled, says CSC – PAM starts implementation of unified labor contract

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the cancellation of some privileges granted to officials of government authorities, such as renting cars and buildings for them and paying for their petrol, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement, the commission explained this step was taken in …

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Name street in Riyadh after executed Iranian Sunni woman, says Al-Nafisi – Where Iranian embassy is located

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Kuwaiti thinker and academician Abdullah Al-Nafisi has called on Saudi Arabia to name the street where the Iranian embassy in Riyadh is located after the Iranian Sunni woman Reyhaneh Jabbari who was executed in Tehran in 2014, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Nafisi in a tweet on his …

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MoE pulls eight books from school libraries over improper content

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Ministry of Education has extracted 8 books of various educational stages that incorporate ideas and illustrations deemed improper from the libraries in schools, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources. The step follows complaints submitted by several concerned officials and guardians against the content of the books, …

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Cabinet condemns attack on Saudi embassy, consulate in Iran

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The Cabinet on Monday strongly condemned protesters’ “hostile acts” against the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran, including storming, torching and sabotage. Today’s meeting, held at Seif Palace, was chaired by Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The ministers stressed that …

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