Thursday , September 20 2018


Policemen not allowed to use phones on duty: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The Ministry of Interior has taken organizational decisions to control the use of cell phones, social media and firearms by its forces. This came following reports in social media — the reports which have also been confirmed by the Ministry of Interior — that a large …

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MoI takes steps to maintain security at mosques & malls

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Ministry of Interior has taken the necessary step to secure the mosques, commercial complexes and markets to ensure traffic safety and public security throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Acting Director of Public Relations and Media Security Department Brigadier Tawheed Al-Kanderi affirmed total cooperation and coordination …

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Parliament approves budget panel’s report on Roads and Land Transport

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The Parliament, in its regular session Wednesday, approved the report of the Budgets and Final Accounts Committee on the draft laws adopting the final account of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport for fiscal 2016/2017 and linking the authority’s budget for fiscal 2018/2019, in …

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Amir hails Iraq poll – Iran allies round on surprise winner

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Tuesday to congratulate them on parliamentary elections’ success. His Highness the Amir said the democratic practice and high spirits of the Iraqi …

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Amir receives Ramadan greetings from top state officials

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a number of cables of congratulations and warm greetings by senior local officials on the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan. His Highness the Amir received the cables from His Highness the Crown Prince …

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‘KD 877,000 total pay of 151 expat employees’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Finance Minister Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said the salaries of 151 expatriate employees in the ministry total KD 877,000 annually, reports Al- Seyassah daily. In response to the question of MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, the minister revealed that 12 of these employees are receiving a salary of …

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‘Increase in fuel price not linked to rate of inflation’

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: High cost of fuel did not contribute to high inflation rate in Kuwait shortly after announcing the new prices of fuel in September 2016, reports Al-Nahar daily. According to official data, prices of consumables after the fuel hike increased by 0.999 percent (less than 1 percent) …

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Smart ‘driving licences’ to be issued in September

‘Replacement of old licences in two years’ KUWAIT CITY, May 15: The Interior Ministry has adopted the smart edriving license project, including all information from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) just like the epassport, reports Al-Rai daily quoting security sources. Sources revealed the traffic departments in different parts …

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Kuwait expected to delay VAT to 2021

DUBAI, May 15, (RTRS): Kuwait will not implement value-added tax before 2021 but will push ahead with introducing excise tax, Parliament’s budget committee said in a statement posted on the Assembly’s website on Tuesday. “The committee said implementation of value-added tax in Kuwait will be postponed until 2021, and that …

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Ramadan on Thursday

KUWAIT CITY, May 15, (KUNA): Kuwait’s crescent sighting authority announced on Tuesday that the crescent moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan did not appear this night. The authority added that the last day of Shaban will end tomorrow (Wednesday), and as a result the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 …

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