Sunday , September 23 2018


Kuwait urges int’l community to support efforts by UNRWA

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (KUNA): Kuwait on Thursday urged the international community to assume the responsibility of supporting efforts by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In remarks at a meeting for the UN General Assembly committee for announcing donations to the …

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Some MPs express displeasure over Jeeran’s plan to grill Essa

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Some lawmakers expressed their displeasure regarding MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran’s announcement to submit a grilling request against the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa, as they believe Salafi Islamic Alliance (SIA), to which Al-Jeeran belongs, triggered such a step with the aim of causing …

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New rules for jobs on anvil; Hiring in private sector

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Manpower Public Authority is currently in the process of preparing new regulations concerning the recruitment of Kuwaiti citizens in the private sector, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. They indicated that these new regulations include the need to consider the qualifications of the Kuwaiti citizens for …

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Kuwaitis breed cattle not only as livestock; Grown also for beauty

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (KUNA): Raising cattle is one of the traditional crafts practiced by the Kuwaitis since old times but the animals are not solely grown for meat or milk but also for beauty. Beauty cattle, namely sheep and goats, are kept to be shown at contests, called “mazayen.” …

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MoI civilian employees union chief refutes rumor on protest; PAM in bid to limit labor dispute

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Chairman of the Civilian Employees Union at Ministry of Interior Bader Maraji Al-Enezi denied the rumor that the technical examination staff members were planning to hold a protest, insisting that such a rumor is false and unfounded. He explained that the union held a meeting with …

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UNIFIED CONTRACT AIMS TO ERADICATE VISA TRADING; Consent-free transfers after 3 years

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Director General of Legal Affairs at Manpower Public Authority Dr Mubarak Al-Jafour says the ban on increasing the salaries of private sector employees by more than KD 50 per year was approved by the concerned agencies with the aim of organizing the labor market of the …

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Nationality remains open to expat wives

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Residency Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has denied that issuance of citizenship for the expatriate wives of Kuwaiti citizens has been halted, affirming that those who meet the allotted conditions for obtaining nationality, such as married …

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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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