Sunday , October 21 2018


His Highness the Amir congratulates Oman on National Day

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable to Sultan Qaboos of Oman on the 45th anniversary of the Sultanate’s National Day. His Highness the Amir, in the cable to Sultan Qaboos, lauded the comprehensive achievements and the blessed …

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Parliament OKs draft bill on rights of ‘disabled’ persons – MPs seek more financial, other privileges

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: The National Assembly on Tuesday approved a draft bill on amending some provisions of Law Number 8/2010 concerning the rights of persons with disabilities. The bill was approved in its first and second readings and then referred to the government for implementation. According to the report …

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100pc duty on tobacco eyed – Bid to curb smoking

KUWAIT CITY, 17: The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have agreed to impose 100 percent customs duty on selective tobacco products, which is part of a strategy to flight smoking and curb its effects on health and economy, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to reliable sources the agreement came during a …

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Al-Ghanim hails talks with UAE officials – Sheikh Mohammad commends deep-rooted ties with Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17, (KUNA): President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) and the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al- Ghanim lauded talks he held late on Monday with UAE officials during his brief visit to the GCC country. In a press statement, the Parliament Speaker Al- Ghanim said that …

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Cabinet condemns terror attacks in Beirut & Paris

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday sharply condemned recent attacks in Paris, which left 129 people killed and 352 others wounded. At its customary weekly meeting, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, the Cabinet offered sincere condolences to French President …

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All of us targets: Al-Jarallah

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (Agencies): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said that the series of terror attacks that rocked the French capital Friday have proved that terrorism is a global phenomenon and innocent people anywhere are targets for terrorists. “Paris terror attacks vindicated our conviction that all of us are …

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‘Oil revenue management’ major challenge facing Kuwait economy

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (KUNA): The main challenge facing the Kuwaiti economy lies in “how to manage oil revenues and prepare for the post-oil era,” an international economic expert said in remarks published on Monday. The budget deficit for the current and next years is not a real problem, but …

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Kuwait hosts ‘workshop’ on primary, family health issues

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (KUNA): In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Abdullah Yusuf Al- Abdulhadi Health Center is organizing a training workshop for leading officials of the family medicine and primary health centers in the Middle East. Addressing the opening ceremony at the center — based in Al-Yarmouk …

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Kuwait well-placed for optimal provision of e-services: expert

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (KUNA): Kuwait is well-placed and qualified for achieving the optimal benefit from the internet in providing world-class services in various domains, Vice President and Middle East Regional Director of the CISCO Mike Weston said. Kuwait also is able to take effective initiatives to use the new …

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Panel rejects bill to impose fees on expats remittances – MP files grilling against minister

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on Sunday rejected a bill submitted by MP Kamel Al-Awadhi to amend the Central Bank of Kuwait Law in order to impose five percent fee on the remittances of expatriates. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting, Rapporteur MP …

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