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Thursday , November 15 2018


Over 14,500 students suffering from chronic diseases

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: More than 14,500 students in Kuwait have been found to be suffering from chronic diseases due to lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting some academic and health experts. The experts made this statement in the seminar organized by the ministry …

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Center of labour rehabilitation key development pillar: official

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9, (KUNA): Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al- Majdali stressed that the center of developing, training and rehabilitating national labor is a cornerstone for economic and social development in Kuwait. Al-Majdali, who celebrated conclusion of the first phase of the program late …

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Security preparations for stadium opening mulled over

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presided over the meeting on security preparations for the inauguration of Jaber International Sports Stadium, with the attendance of State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Electricity and Water Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah, Undersecretary …

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Interior details fines on violators of residency law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: As part of its awareness campaigns, the Interior Ministry has given a complete breakdown of fines that will be imposed on the violators of residence law and others, reports Al-Anba daily. The ministry said there are certain violations which do not necessitate reconciliation such as: Violation …

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Tax rise on firms eyed; subsidy ‘rationalization’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8, (Agencies): Kuwait may raise the corporate tax rate to 10 percent for local firms and impose limits on energy subsidies, the commerce minister told a local newspaper on Tuesday, part of a broad move to introduce fiscal reforms amid pressure from low oil prices. Corporate taxes, …

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‘Transfer residence from old to new passport’ – ‘New law in force from Jan 1’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Director- General of the General Department for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Al-Ma’arafi said residence permits of expatriates shall not be renewed if the validity of their passports has expired or about to expire, reports Al-Anba daily. Ma’arafi affirmed that the General Department for Residence Affairs will …

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Call to ‘privatize’ KPTC as part of austerity measures – MP warns govt on abetting corruption

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: MP Nabil Al-Fadel has forwarded queries to Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the privatization of Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC). He said the worsening economic situation caused by the sharp oil price …

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received the visiting Microsoft founder and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman, William Henry Gates, with the attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of …

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Kuwait, Gulf warm to subsidy cuts – MP URGES MEASURES TO CURB IMPACT OF OIL PRICE DROP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Kuwait’s government is showing a willingness to push forward fiscal reforms including subsidy cuts needed to support its currency in an era of low oil prices, a senior IMF official said. Gulf states, including Kuwait, traditionally relied on petrodollar revenues to fuel public sector spending and …

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Legislator pushes on expat towns, facilities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Member of the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee Hamoud Al-Hamdan affirmed the essence of establishing workers cities to accommodate over 200,000 people. He added the cities should be built in the outskirts while making provision for all services such as security, health facilities and commercial …

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