Wednesday , September 19 2018


Prices of commodities, goods continue to rise in local market – Govt urged to confront excessive greed of traders

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The prices of commodities and goods continue to increase in the local market and burn the pockets of consumers due to the greed of traders, especially during special occasions and national festivals such as the Ashoura and Islamic New Year. Kuwaiti and expatriate participants of an …

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ZURICH, Oct 16, (Agencies): FIFA suspended Kuwait’s football association over government interference with immediate effect on Friday. While attending a FIFA meeting in Switzerland, Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait said his position on the executive committee was not affected by his federation’s suspension. FIFA’s executive committee in September …

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‘Respect laws’ – Cams trap violators

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The Interior Ministry said all military and civilian officers in the prison complex area are subjected to self-inspection as well as mechanisms before entering the banned areas, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting security sources. The sources pointed out all devices and equipment which support the inspections process …

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Kuwait passport powerful: index

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: According to a global institution’s annual index on the most powerful passports in the world based on which freedom to travel the world is estimated, United Arab Emirates tops the list among the Arab countries and is in 40th place internationally as the holders of UAE …

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No reports of harassment, discrimination from Kuwait – AGGRESSION AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS FOCUS OF US RELIGION REPORT

WASHINGTON, Oct 15, (Agencies): The International Religious Freedom Report released by the US Department of State Wednesday showed that much of the aggression against religious minorities around the world stems from groups that identify themselves as Muslim, whether they are attacking a different Islamic sect, or people of a different …

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Bid to arrest expats who follow up affairs of firms they do not work for

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The commercial companies section in the Ministry of Trade’s department of sole proprietorships sought assistance from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to arrest expatriates who follow up the transactions of companies they do not work for, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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Domestic workers bureaus ‘targets’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Following the campaigns to boycott certain commodities and fish due to unjustified price hikes, Twitter users have now launched another campaign to boycott domestic workers bureaus due to the unjustified high cost of bringing a domestic worker into the country. Twitter user Ghazi Al- Shabeeb condemned …

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‘Annual tax’ from Kuwaitis with American citizenship totals $20m – 63,000 American expats in Kuwait subjected to FATCA

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (Agencies): With the application of Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Kuwait, 6,500 Kuwaitis with American citizenship will have to pay annual tax worth a total of $20 million to the US Treasury. A minimum tax of $ 2,800 is expected from the 200 Kuwaitis …

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MP Dashti rapped for Assad support – ‘Kuwait damaged’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Several parliamentarians have criticized MP Abdulhamid Dashti for damaging Kuwait’s reputation at international forums and supporting the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad by describing him as a prophet and apostle in spite of the fact that he continues to kill his people, displaces them and drives thousands …

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Decision to stop kidney dialysis for expats inhumane – ‘Residents pay medical insurance’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers reacted to the Ministry of Health’s decision to stop kidney dialysis for expatriates with the majority of respondents condemning the action as inhumane. According to recent news reports, the Ministry of Health has stopped providing kidney dialysis treatment …

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