Wednesday , September 19 2018


Al-Fintas … Kuwait’s historically charming village; Best place to spend outdoor during spring and summer

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8, (KUNA): Al- Fintas, the wonderful village almost 26 kilometers south of Kuwait City, carries the Arabic equivalent of a ‘water tank’. The name implies that this coastal area once had dozens of water wells, where sailors used to fill their tanks before embarking on sea voyages. …

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Medical experts ‘decry’ MoH’s policy to cut medicine prices by 50%

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Several doctors, pharmacists and senior officials of pharmaceutical companies unanimously expressed objection to the recent policy implemented by Ministry of Health to reduce the prices of medicines by almost 50 percent starting from this week, reports Al- Anba daily. Chief Executive Officer of the Eye Medical …

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Kuwait threatened with FIFA ban

ZURICH, Oct 8, (RTRS): Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body FIFAhas given the Kuwait Football Association until next week to avoid the …

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Pinoy domestics escape abuse

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Two Filipino household service workers (HSWs) working in the same household escaped from their employer and sought refuge at the Philippine Embassy shelter in Hateen area after enduring allegedly eight months of severe physical abuse from their female Kuwaiti employer leaving them with bruises and scars …

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Controls on expat remittances eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Governmental authorities are studying the possibility of issuing a decision to instruct moneyexchange bureaus in the country to prevent expatriates from remitting more than their monthly salary in one month, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained, “For example, if an expatriate’s monthly salary is …

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MoI will not renew contracts of overage staff; ‘year maybe’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: GCC personnel, the bedoun and civilians working in the Ministry of Interior will not have their contracts renewed after they reach the legal age of service (retirement), reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable ministry sources. The sources added, in case of any extension it will be for …

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Huge expat number reason for steep rise in rents; ‘Visa trading cause of rush’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, voters weighed in on the negative occurrences for which expatriate communities are targeted. A majority of the respondents felt that expats as the cause for high rents, was most prevalent. 41 percent of respondents felt that expatriates were the …

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Al-Ghaith issues orders to cancel decision expelling 50 Bedoun children from 3 schools

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Three elementary schools in Jahra Educational Zone had expelled about 50 Bedoun children just one week after resumption due to an error from the Students Affairs Department of the zone concerning their date of registration. However, Director of Jahra Educational Zone Walid Al-Ghaith later issued orders …

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KISPL resumes medical tests for Indian job-seekers at Kochi center – ‘Khadamat’s Hyderabad center may not open for business’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Khadamat Integrated Solutions Pvt Ltd (KISPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait’s Public Services Company, has resumed medical screening operations for Indians seeking employment in Kuwait at its center in Kochi from Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015. Khadamat had stopped operations in Kochi on June 4, 2015 following …

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MP questions ‘Oil’ on Zour

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: MP Khalil Al- Saleh has sent parliamentary questions to the Minister of Oil Ali Al-Omair regarding a news report on the deferral of the signing of Al-Zour Refinery contracts even though they have been prepared. He explained that a local newspaper had published an article stating …

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