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Kuwait

Kuwait to witness Perseids on Saturday

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: Department of Astronomy and Space at Kuwait Science Club (KSC) announced that Kuwait will witness meteor showers (Perseids) at a rate of 100 Perseids per hour next Saturday. The skies of Kuwait will be adorned with meteor showers that will be at its peak on Saturday. …

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Telephone lines cut Aug 27 if bills are not paid, says MoC – KD 50 home, KD100 commercial in disconnection list

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (KUNA): The Ministry of Communications on Wednesday urged subscribers to pay financial dues, warning that it will enforce a programmed automatic severance of telephone land lines service for August in line with the procedure in force. Subscribers will receive a general warning message on Aug 13, …

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Expats deposits increase 2.4 pct

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has affirmed strength of the country’s financial status, disclosing that deposits of expatriates in local banks increased by 2.4 percent by the end of the last fiscal year — around KD 42 billion, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Central Bank Governor Dr …

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Kuwait 6th with 79 tons gold reserve

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: Kuwait ranked sixth among the Arab countries with approximately 79 tons of gold reserve. Recent statistics of the International Gold Council indicated the net purchases of gold by the central banks for April, May and June 2017 was 94.5 tons, indicating 20 percent increase compared to …

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Price list eyed to ascertain lowest cost of medical services in ‘private’

Aim of new list to eliminate manipulation: OPMI union KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: In line with the decision of Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to increase fees for medical services, the Union of the Owners of Private Medical Institutions (OPMI) intends to prepare a list of prices to determine the …

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‘Trained domestics at low cost available very soon’ – Rates can’t be cut to KD 350: official

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: An official from Al-Durra Domestic Company stated the cost of bringing in a domestic worker to Kuwait cannot be reduced to KD 350 under any circumstances due to tight competition among neighboring countries recruiting domestic workers from their countries of origin. He pointed out that the …

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Around 1,200 sacked in TV sector – Grievances under study

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: Ministry of Information has terminated the services of nearly 1,200 employees who were working on special contracts in the television sector. This step is part of the ministry’s plan to enhance and develop the human resources, and help in their growth. Speaking to the daily, Assistant …

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Cabinet nods to GCC unified VAT & Excise Tax draft bills

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday called on local mass media to live up to their due national responsibilities by helping in protecting and safeguarding national unity. The call came during the Cabinet’s routine weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the …

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‘Exempted expats contradict policy’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Ministry of Health’s announcement to exclude expatriate employees of the ministry from the new fees for medical services contradicts the essence of its rationalization policy, especially as it also excludes the families of expatriate employees of the ministry. Quoting sources wondered if it’s acceptable for other …

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Kuwait protests Iran ‘violations’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7, (Agencies): Kuwait has recently filed several complaints with the United Nations regarding the repeated violations committed by the Iranian Navy on Kuwaiti territorial waters, reports Al-Anba daily. According to informed sources, the cases of Iranian trespassing specifically occurred on nine Kuwaiti oil rigs. They were committed …

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