Kuwait

WORK ON-GOING FOR BILL TO TACKLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Grilling short of no-confidence motion KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The National Assembly on Wednesday discussed the grilling motion that MPs Adel Al-Damkhi and Riyadh Al-Adsani submitted against State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al-Kharafi without presenting a no-confidence motion. The two lawmakers grilled the minister about his competencies. Earlier …

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Kuwait said to agree MoU for Overseas Filipino Workers – MOU strictly forbids confiscation of mobile phones and passports

MANILA, March 7, (Agencies): Kuwait is said to have given nod to the conditions contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Philippine government to lift the total ban on deployment of first-time Filipino workers to Kuwait, says LBG, GMA News. The ‘Unang Balita’ quoting the Department of Labor …

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Revenue of Ministry of Health increased 13 times in past 5 months

KUWAIT CITY: Revenues of Ministry of Health have increased about 13 times in the past five months. At the same time, there has been a complete silence on the evaluation report concerning the decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates According to some official documents, the …

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Hike in customs fees for iron rods, cables valid from March to Feb ’19

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The decision taken by Ministry of Finance to increase the customs fees for iron rods and cables used for construction purposes from five percent to ten percent is valid from March 2018 to February 2019, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the decision, …

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Students who commit malpractices transferred to other schools: report

Kuwait Students Society rejects reshuffle during exams KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Certain secondary schools of some educational zones are the preferred examination centers for students who commit malpractices during exams, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that a process was recently noticed to transfer students to those schools, …

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Central Bank cancels approval of some receipts from clients

Documents provided by clients do not match cash withdrawal process KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The Central Bank of Kuwait has cancelled the approval by some banks of a number of receipts that were presented to them by some of their clients, reports Al-Rai daily quoting banking sources. They explained that …

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‘Firemen risk own lives to save man’

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Aiming towards arming themselves with knowledge and fortifying partnerships with other concerned bodies, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) held its 5th International Fire and Safety Conference Tuesday evening, under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Held at the Regency …

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Ministry of Interior denies permitting rallies

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The Ministry of Interior (MOI) denied Wednesday the credibility of recent social media circulations on granting a security permission to rally in front of Iran’s embassy for one hour. No permission was granted to conduct public rallies, the ministry’s general department of public relations and security …

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Many workers sacked, pay stopped for ‘absenteeism’

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Several employees at the Ministry of Social Affairs were dismissed and payment of their salaries was suspended due to long period of absence without justification – legal or medical, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a knowledgeable source. The source disclosed that some of these employees took sick …

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Bangladeshi expats work visa ban

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The ban on issuance of work visas to Bangladeshi expatriates who hold residencies of articles 17, 18 and 20 does not apply to those who obtained visas on or before Sunday, March 4 which was when the ministerial decision in this regard was issued, reports Al-Anba …

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