Kuwait

52,000 flats in residential buildings are empty – Phenomenon tied to expats quitting Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: About 14 percent of the flats in investment residential buildings are empty, as per a recent study conducted by Kuwait Real Estate Association. In other words, about 52,000 flats out of a total 371,000 flats in 13,353 residential buildings are empty. Real estate experts expect this …

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Govt. to review cost of hiring domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: The committee set up by the government to review the cost of hiring domestic workers, and study the hindrances facing Al-Durra Company has submitted some recommendations to the Council of Ministers, reports Al- Rai daily. The recommendations include the need to allow granting licenses to domestic …

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Overseas Filipino Workers Party fully backs ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait

MANILA: House Minority member, ACTS OFW Party-List Rep Aniceto (John) Bertiz III said on Sunday he fully backs President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to maintain the deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, reports Manila Bulletin News. “We are absolutely behind the President’s decision. We need a guarantee that what happened …

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Saudis assure on cementing ties

KUWAIT CITY, March 25, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Sunday at Seif Palace, a written letter on bilateral relations from the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The letter, handed to His Highness the Amir by Saudi Ambassador to Kuwait Dr Abdulaziz Al- Fayez, …

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‘We’re keen to make Kuwait global physiotherapy center’

KUWAIT CITY, March 25, (KUNA): Minister of Health Dr Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah on Sunday stressed Kuwait’s keenness to make Kuwait a distinguished world medical center in the field of physiotherapy. This came during Dr Basel’s speech delivered on his behalf by the Director of the Capital Region of Health Dr …

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KFSD warns against dusty, unstable weather conditions – ‘Call hotline 112 for emergency’

KUWAIT CITY, March 25, (KUNA): Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) warned on Sunday against unstable and dusty weather conditions in the country, urging sea-goers and desert campers to take extra precaution. Southern winds speed might accelerate to 60 kmph, with a drop in visibility to less than 1,000 meters in …

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Panel to discuss to impose remittance tax on expats – Indemnity taken up

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee will discuss on Sunday the proposal to impose tax on remittances of expatriates. Committee Chairman MP Salah Khourshid confirmed the attendance of Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf, adding that the committee looked into the report of its legislative and legal …

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Expat engineers holding certificates from universities and colleges accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education will not face problem.

Unaccredited Philippine and Asian universities to face problems – Some steps eyed for documents from India KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The issue on accreditation of expatriate engineers remains vague in light of the circular released by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) to suspend granting work permits to expatriate engineers who …

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Ethiopia ready to enter Kuwait labor market after gap of 4 yrs

KUWAIT CITY: The Ethiopian Ambassador to Kuwait Abdulaziz Adam was quoted as saying Ethiopia is ready to enter the Kuwait labor market after a lapse of four years, reports Al-Jarida daily. He said, the Kuwaiti and Ethiopian authorities have been working in this area about a short time ago to …

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Manila delegation due as bishops bless deal

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: A Philippine delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs led by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola is set to arrive in Kuwait on March 29 to meet with Kuwait officials, disclosed on Saturday Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa. The visit is …

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