Tuesday , September 25 2018

Kuwait

Major private school reforms sought – Bill to target penalties, tuition, student affairs

ANNULMENT SOUGHT OF CBK, PACI EXEMPTIONS TO CSC HIRING KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf has affirmed that the Financial Sustainability Project is aimed at reducing the State’s budget deficit to KD 3 billion. The minister made the statement after his meeting with the parliamentary Financial …

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Duterte apologises to Kuwait for harsh words

SEOUL, June 3, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his “harsh” words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer’s freezer in the Gulf …

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‘Red tape prevents foreign firms to invest in Kuwait’

‘Least cooperation from top officials’ KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Some embassies are in contact with the Ministry of Finance at diplomatic level because of the lack of benefit observed by companies of their respective countries citing tax agreements signed with Kuwait, it what is seen as ‘soft criticism’, reports Al-Rai …

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‘Coordinate, cooperate to enhance the security and stability of Kuwait’

Crown Prince chairs National Security Council meet KUWAIT CITY, June 3, (KUNA): His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chaired a National Security Council meeting at Seif Palace on Sunday. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commander of National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah and …

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KIA slams report on decline of its Sovereign Fund assets

KUWAIT CITY, June 3, (KUNA): The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) on Sunday quashed reports on a decline in the assets of Kuwait’s Future Generations Fund (FGF), by 11.5 percent, about $68 billion. The circulated data and figures are mere “external and erroneous estimates by uninformed agencies, and do not reflect …

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‘Women to occupy senior positions in Awqaf ministry in coming weeks’

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will witness some changes in various departments in the coming weeks with the aim of giving chances to the youth especially women to occupy senior positions in the ministry, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that Minister of …

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Some MPs stress the need to jettison one-vote system

‘Bid to address negativities of system’ KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Members of Parliament have stressed on the need to change the one-vote and the five-constituency system that would put an end to its negative manifestations, reports Al-Jaridah daily. A number of deputies have stressed on the importance of amending the …

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Grand Mosque set for last 10 days

Over 18,000 worshippers expected for night prayers KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The Grand Mosque Administration affiliated to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has concluded preparations to receive worshippers for the night prayers in the last 10 days of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. Director of the Grand Mosque Administration …

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Virus strikes US army camps – 84 Soldiers isolated

KUWAIT CITY, June 2, (Agencies): The norovirus infection has spread among US soldiers based in Kuwait to the point that at least 84 soldiers have been diagnosed and isolated with symptoms of the viral infection that affects the digestive system. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, colic and lethargy, and …

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‘Promulgation of law has reduced number of non-productive expats’

National workforce in private sector increases KUWAIT CITY, June 2: Chairman of the Replacement and Employment Committee, of the National Assembly MP Khalil Al-Saleh, said the Committee will meet on Sunday) to discuss the issue of about 10,000 jobless Kuwaitis, who are holding high school certificates and below and are …

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