Kuwait

Assembly oversight key – MP issues queries

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: MP Riyad Al-Adasani has stressed the importance of the supervisory role of the National Assembly in achieving political stability and ensuring a bright future for the nation. He said the supervisory role of the Assembly covers parliamentary questions, commissions of inquiry, grilling requests and tasks of …

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Egyptians flock to embassy to cast vote

High turnout expected at polls: ambassador KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Members of the Egyptian community in Kuwait flocked to the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait early Saturday to cast their votes on the second day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections. The voting process will continue until 9 pm or until …

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Kuwait witnessed bad weather

 KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Kuwait witnessed bad weather condition on Friday accompanied by thunder storm, and southeasterly wind at around 50 kilometer/hour, all coupled with dust which minimized visibility on roads. The day started with clear skies, but weather deteriorated in afternoon. Heavy rain was reported in different parts …

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Indian embassy organises ‘Made in India’ exhibition – Move to promote Indian products

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: The Embassy of India, Kuwait is organizing ‘Made in India’ Exhibition, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 08:30 pm at Al Dana Ballroom, Hotel Holiday Inn, Salmiya. The exhibition will help further expand India-Kuwait economic and trade ties and promote Indian products for the …

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‘Kuwait working on women’s full rights’ – ‘Females hold senior posts’

NEW YORK, March 17, (KUNA): Kuwait on Friday reaffirmed it is working hard to empower women to practise all their rights, in line with the Kuwaiti Constitution that guarantees their political, social and economic rights. The effort also observes the relevant international agreements, in particular the Convention on the Elimination …

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Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The State of Kuwait, and the Philippines signed a draft deal to regulate the work of domestic helpers, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Saturday. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consulate Affairs Sami Al-Hamad told  that the deal, which was signed last night, came as a result of a …

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Ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait stays as talks fail

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ban on sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait will continue indefinitely after the nations failed to conclude a migrant labor protection pact, the Philippine labor secretary said Friday after talks sparked by the discovery of a maid’s body last month in an apartment freezer. Philippine …

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Expatriate engineers may face tough time in future to obtain approval and practice professions

MoH seeks names of 65 years old expat staff KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The Ministry of Health has instructed all sectors to submit names of expatriate doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and executives born in 1953 and earlier or those 65 years old and above, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources …

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MoE suspends investing in violated school canteens – Ministry to hire expat teachers

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: Ministry of Education has suspended the procedures related to investing in school canteens due to violations of the relevant conditions by the investing companies, reports Al-Anba daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at Ministry of Education Yousef Al-Najjar explained that 15 out of 114 companies had …

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Ban on travel to Palestinian territories under Israel

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: MPs Mohammad Al-Dalal, Dr Khalil Abdullah, Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie, Omar Al-Tabtabai and Usama Al-Shaheen have submitted a draft bill which forbids ‘Travel to the occupied Palestinian territories under the control of the Israeli entity’, reports Al-Anba daily. The draft bill states citizens should not be allowed to …

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