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Friday , November 16 2018


Nod to special passports for ex-MPs, retired officials

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: The parliamentary Interior and Defense Affairs Committee has approved the proposal to grant special passports to former lawmakers and retired officials in the Amiri Diwan, Crown Prince Diwan and Prime Minister’s Diwan to facilitate their movement in various countries considering the sensitivity of the positions they …

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Court’s ‘ruling’ on Assembly building case shocking: MP

Al-Subeie calls on oil minister to refer certain officials for retirement KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Chairman of the parliamentary Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Al-Humeidi Al-Subeie said the Court of Cassation’s ruling on the National Assembly building case was shocking, reports Al-Rai daily. In his interview with the daily, …

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Thousands rally in fresh Iraq protests – Embassy affirms Kuwaitis in Iraq in good condition BASRA, Iraq, July 16, (Agencies): Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight. Months after …

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80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wasta’ necessary to secure jobs

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, showing that about 80 percent of Kuwaitis believe the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) is necessary to secure jobs — the third highest after Lebanon and …

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Call for vigilance, caution on Iraqi border situation

‘Region unstable, eyes on leaders’ KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Chairperson of the parliamentary Interior and Defense Affairs Committee MP Askar Al-Enezi has requested monitoring of the latest developments in Iraq, especially areas in the southern part bordering Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, Al-Enezi called for vigilance and …

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Massive buildings that cost govt millions of dinar left in ‘disuse’

Warnings against wastage unheeded KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Amid warnings against wastage and the belt-tightening policy, several massive buildings that cost the government millions of dinars are deserted without internal or external activities. Those buildings are still waiting for employees and visitors to open their doors before they become dilapidated …

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PAM ‘rejects’ any contract with salary less than KD 75 – KD 40 salary for worker refuted

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The post of former minister of Education Dr Ahmed Al-Mulaifion his Twitter account in which he said a laborer of a fuel station receives a monthly salary of KD 40 went viral on social media and attracted wide reactions from Twitter users. Several questions were raised …

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End practice of converting loans to cash, banks urged

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Advertisements on converting loans to cash and assisting in banking transactions have been sweeping through social media lately, targeting citizens and expatriates who desire to obtain loans or reschedule debts. A reliable source said some managers of specific bank branches deal secretly with usurers to accomplish …

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‘Needs campaign to educate Kuwaiti travellers on laws of other nations’

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: In view of the large number of people travelling to other countries for the summer holidays, the concerned governmental bodies have launched a number of soft campaigns to educate the public on matters concerning them; but MP Mohammed Al-Dallaal believes that more should be done in …

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Cabinet assigns economic panel to implement deals signed with China

Probe demanded into suspicion of graft in tenders KUWAIT CITY, July 16, (KUNA): The Cabinet Monday assigned its Economic Committee to implement recent agreements signed with China without delay, while urging private sector to make use of positive opportunities of these deals. The Cabinet, chaired by Acting Prime Minister and …

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