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Kuwait

High Court rejects suit to cancel new expat health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (KUNA): The administrative department in the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against the Ministry of Health (MOH) to overturn its decision to increase health care fees for foreigners. The Fatwa and Legislation Department pleaded on behalf of the ministry of Health and …

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‘KD 10,000 fine for barbecue’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Mohammad Al- Enezi announced the imposition of KD 10,000 fine for anyone who makes barbecue on the beaches, considering it a ‘tough penalty’, in respect of fines for barbecuing in public parks, which varies according …

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Heavy fine for parking in pedestrian crossings: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (Agencies): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced Wednesday that owners of vehicles parking in pedestrian crossings would be facing heavy fines starting from Oct 29. This new policy came within the provisions of 169 Article on keeping vehicles parked away from pedestrian crossings, said the ministry, adding …

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Speaker sees no ‘dissolution’ – Panels elected

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has confirmed there is no plan to dissolve the legislature and the government will not attend the session slated for the end of this month, stressing at the same time the need to face the external challenges that HH the Amir …

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Kuwait ranks 2nd among GCC in Passport Index ’17 – Singapore tops the list worldwide

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 49th in the world and second among the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) in the Passport Index 2017. According to the index, those holding Kuwaiti passports are allowed to travel to 85 countries visa free or visa upon arrival. Meanwhile, Singapore topped the list …

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Kuwait to stiffen traffic penalties

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah recently announced a decision to impose harsher penalties on those who violate traffic regulations in a bid to guarantee the safety of road users. According to the decision, the vehicles of those caught using mobile phones by hand while driving …

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‘Rise in labor law violations’ – ‘330 firms under probe’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih revealed an increase in the number of verdicts that have been issued against companies violating the labor law, reports Al-Anba daily. She added the Manpower Public Authority has referred nearly 330 companies …

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Rate of increase in number of expats down by 65 pc in ’17

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The rate of increase in the number of expatriates has decreased by 65 percent in 2017 for the first time since 1992, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Demographics Affairs Committee of the Cabinet carried out a comparative study as per which the number of non-Kuwaitis increased by …

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No pressure from traders on real estate market, affirms Al-Ghanim

‘Ministry will protect citizens from falling prey to fraud’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Secretary General of Kuwait Real Estate Union Qais Al-Ghanim affirmed that there is no pressure from traders on the real estate market, and that the controller of the market continues to be demand and supply only, reports …

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