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Thursday , November 15 2018


Rights groups sound alarm over domestic workers for sale advts

Such practices will affect Kuwait’s global reputation: Bouqreis KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Widespread advertisements in electronic applications explicitly saying “Domestic Workers for Sale” are among the individual practices rearing heads to distort and block Kuwait’s efforts in fighting human trafficking in the face of confident steps taken to preserve its …

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2140 contracts of expats cancelled from public budget

KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmed Al-Jassar announced the completion of an annual study on Kuwaitization of jobs based on CSC decision No. 11/2017, reports Al-Rai daily. He revealed that the study resulted in the freezing of 2,140 contracts of expatriates, indicating that the jobs …

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Licence owners can ‘register’ via automated system of PAM

Foreign investors businesses must register at specific labor dept KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Director General of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmed Al-Mousawi has issued a decision to organize work in the private and oil sectors, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. The decision allows license owners to register via …

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Philippines-Kuwait crisis ‘revisited’

Foreign policy packaged to serve state’s interest KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled has affirmed that the ministry implements foreign policies of the country to serve its supreme interest and in accordance with directives in this regard, reports Al-Qabas daily. Based …

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‘Amir’s China trip historic, to give ties a major boost’

Kuwait eyes many deals: ministers BEIJING, July 8, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s official state visit to China has major implications for bilateral ties, a pair of Kuwaiti ministers said on Sunday. Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs …

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Amir arrives on state visit to China

BEIJING, July 7, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah arrived in China on Sunday, embarking on an official state visit. At His Highness’s reception and the delegation accompanying him was Assistant Foreign Minister for West Asian and North African Affairs Chen Xiaodong, Chinese Ambassador to …

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Hospitals on poison alert

KUWAIT CITY, July 7, (KUNA): Kuwait’s health ministry has put an emergency response plan in place after 281 people came down with food poisoning from consuming tainted falafel served by a local restaurant. The number of people poisoned from food sold by a restaurant in Hawally Area has risen to …

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Readers trust newspapers over social media news for accuracy

‘Need to set number of rules and laws to control spread of fake news’ PARIS, July 7, (KUNA): Social media websites had significantly grown to attract large numbers of people in the past few years, affecting different aspects of daily life as well as guiding public opinion. Many people use …

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Hiring expats in Oil sans aptitude test ‘dangerous precedent’

KUWAIT CITY, July 7: The Labor Union at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) condemned the statement issued by Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi about recruiting expatriates in the oil sector without taking an aptitude test, while Kuwaitis are required to take aptitude tests which include the English language …

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Environ activists said detected air pollution in form of foul odors

KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Environmental activists Tuesday detected air pollution in the form of foul odors similar to the smell of electric circuit fault in Hawally Governorate, as well as Andalous and Jaber Al-Ahmad City, citing the oil sector to be the source of the air pollution, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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