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Kuwait

KIA ‘withdraws’ $1.1 billion from investments in US treasury bonds

KUWAIT CITY, June 18: Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) withdrew about $1.1 billion from its investments in US treasury bonds last April, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the value of Kuwait’s investments in US treasury bonds in March was $32.4 billion which was reduced to $31.3 billion after the …

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Imposing health service charges on expats right of the State

Health insurance fees for visit visa should not be more than KD 10: MP KUWAIT CITY, June 17: MPs have urged the Health Ministry to ensure that its plan to increase fees for health services offered to expatriates — almost the same as the private sector — will not be …

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‘Purchase tickets only from approved travel agencies’

Thousands of Kuwaitis prep to travel KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Thousands of Kuwaitis are preparing to travel during and after Eid Al-Fitr holidays, which coincide with the summer holidays that extend until the Eid Al-Kabeer holidays. Due to this, travel agencies have been placing advertisements in all information media and …

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Eid prayers inside mosques

KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that the Eid Al-Fitr prayers for this year will be held inside mosques where Friday prayers (Jumah) are usually held. The ministry has been coordinating with Ministry of Interior in that regard, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting informed sources. …

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Bill eyed for amending law on ‘KPC’

KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Deputy National Assembly Speaker Essa Al-Kandari has indicated an intention to present a bill for amending the law on establishment of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, so that all revenues of the corporation are sent to the State Treasury, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Kandari came up with the idea …

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Plan to up power tariff gradually step in right direction: real estate official

KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Secretary- General of the Real Estate Developers Association Qais Al- Ghanim says the plan to impose increased electricity tariff gradually is a step in the right direction, affirming that fixing the tariff at 5 fils per Watt is a good idea at a time when there …

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Airport sees heavy rush as over 934,000 leave, arrive

KUWAIT CITY, June 15, (Agencies): Due to the summer holiday, Kuwait International Airport has been witness to passenger congestion lately. In this context, Public Relations and Media Department at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Authority stated the passport section affiliated to Airport Security Department received a total of 934,295 …

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20,000 children of Kuwaiti women looking for jobs in the govt sector

Mechanism eyed to speed up process of implementing decree KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is working on setting up a mechanism for implementing the amendment decree of the civil service which gives priority to the children of Kuwaiti women, after Kuwaiti applicants, for appointments in ministries …

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‘Set the air-conditioner at 25 degrees during the summer’

Precaution against possible fires KUWAIT CITY, June 15, (Agencies): Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Thursday urged citizens and expatriates to take precautions against possible fires during the summer peak. Colonel Khalil Al-Amir, Director of Public Relations and Information at the department, said in a statement that fire rates have …

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Early retirement eyed for parents taking care of handicapped kids

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Parliament’s Handicapped Affairs Committee, in its meeting Thursday, agreed to reduce the required number of years in service to choose early retirement for parents taking care of people with disabilities from 20 to 15 years for men and from 15 to 10 years for women. …

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