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Wednesday , November 21 2018


‘Subsidy cut on 17 commodities to be implemented in this fiscal year’ – GMRP eyes to transfer 59,000 Kuwaitis from public to private sector

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: High-ranking sources from the Ministry of Finance have said the decision to reduce subsidy on 17 commodities, including fuel, will be implemented in the current fiscal year (2015-2016) to increase non-oil revenue. The source stated that government has requested “Ernest & Young” to expedite and present …

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Lost in translation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: It seems that the Ministry of Interior made a mistake using Google translator when ‘Break Travelers’ was displayed on its billboard instead of ‘Travelers Lounge’, reports Al-Qabas daily Campaign to collect arms: Officers from the Weapon Department in coordination with relevant security systems recently launched campaign …

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‘Kuwait manages to keep unemployment rate at 2 pc since 2010’ – Private sector capable of solving issue of joblessness: businessman

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Global Finance magazine says Kuwait has managed to keep unemployment rate at 2 percent since 2010, and landed third place internationally among the countries with minimal unemployment rate after Belarus, which occupied the first position by 0.5 percent and Thailand with 0.8 percent, reports Al-Seyassah daily. …

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Grilling requests against health minister to be presented Dec 22

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Grilling requests by MPs Hamdan Al-Azmi and Rakan Al-Nisf against the Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaid will be presented at the session of Dec 22 and discussed on Jan 12. Sources said meetings are currently in progress to prepare for grilling, and pivots of the …

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Sheikh Ahmad to appeal sentence

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (AP): A Kuwaiti sheikh who is a major powerbroker in the Olympics and world soccer was sentenced to six months in prison for comments made in a television interview three years ago, a local newspaper reported Friday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is a member of …

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MP brandishes prosecution over sports issue – FIFA hit on ‘friendly’ threat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee of the National Assembly Abdullah Al- Mayouf said the committee will refer sports issue to the Public Prosecution if corrupt practices have been proven. He pointed out the committee is planning to recommend the evacuation of the Football Association …

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Mythical characters found in abundance in old folk tales – ‘Not all persons in Kuwaiti folklore of evil nature’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti cultural heritage has its share, as in numerous other societies, of mythical folk tales with often frightening central characters that were resorted to in the past by parents to induce the children to comply with parental requests to do certain chores. In the …

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Minister keen to solve Kuwaiti workers problem: KPC – Panel formed to address contract termination of 38

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (KUNA): Acting Oil Minister and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Chairman, Anas Al-Saleh, is following with great attention situation of Kuwaiti workers, whose contracts were terminated by a firm working in Wafra field, KPC said Tuesday. Al-Saleh, also Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, said he was keen …

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‘HH the Amir was first to sense sufferings of Syrian refugees’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (KUNA): MP Madi Al- Hajri said on Friday that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was the first to sense sufferings of the Syrian refugees. Thus, Kuwait hosted the First, Second and Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria under the umbrella of …

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Amir returns from 36th Gulf Cooperation Council summit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah arrived here on Thursday after participating in the 36th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh. On hand at the airport to greet the arrival of His Highness the Amir were His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad …

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