Kuwait

Kuwait ranks 45th in World Happiness Report – Oman happiest in Gulf

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ranked 45th out of 156 countries in the 2018 World Happiness Report released Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations. The countries’ level of happiness is determined through their GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity …

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MP queries renewal of expats work permits

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: MP Mohammed Hayef has submitted questions to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah regarding the issuance and renewal of work permits for expatriates working in private companies and institutions. He pointed out the law states that the issuance and renewal …

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Kuwait concerned over Syrian child rights

GENEVA, March 13, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Tuesday voiced extreme concern over Syrian children’s rights violations. Addressing the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), held between Nov 26 and March 24, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim …

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MoE ready to sign contracts for teachers in all subjects – Soon hire teachers locally

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: General Department of Overseas Hiring at the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Education Ministry has indicated readiness to realize Kuwait’s need for teachers of all subjects in various education levels for academic year 2018/2019, reports Al-Rai daily. A letter from Head of Kuwaiti Cultural Office in Egypt …

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‘Kuwait lacks VAT setting’ – Local conditions not business-friendly: Al-Badr

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Implementation of the tax system requires a rich business environment that provides sufficient tax revenues, but this environment does not exist in the country, reports Annahar daily quoting Supreme Council for Planning Member and former Board Chairman of Gulf Bank Ali Rashid Al-Badr. Speaking to the …

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Kuwait, Turkmenistan eye bilateral visa exemption accord for diplomats

Both sides sign number of agreements KUWAIT CITY, March 13, (KUNA): Kuwait and Turkmenistan on Tuesday sealed the deal on a number of agreements in a lavish ceremony with both nations’ respective leaders in attendance. Presiding over the proceedings, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with His …

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MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei warns against Embassy passport retention

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei said the government should resign if it cannot manage Al-Durra Company for the Recruitment and Employment of Domestic Workers. He called on the Ministry of Interior to carry out its responsibilities such as monitoring domestic labor offices and withdrawing the licenses of some …

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‘Minimum monthly salary of KD 120 agreed for Filipino domestic workers’

MANILA, March 12, (Agencies): The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano has praised the progress made by the governments of the Philippines and Kuwait during bilateral talks to protect the Filipino workers in Kuwait, says businessmirror.com.ph However, he expressed hopes what he called ‘practical measures’ …

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New ministry guidelines issued on increasing/decreasing cos capital

No request for increase in last quarter of fiscal yr KUWAIT CITY, March 12: Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued new conditions and procedures for increasing or reducing the capital of shareholding companies, reports Al-Rai daily. According to decision No. 100/2018 issued by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid …

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DHAMAN begins construction of 2nd hospital in Jahra governorate – Groundbreaking ceremonies held

KUWAIT CITY, March 12: Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) celebrated the start of construction on the company’s second hospital located in Jahra Governorate, during a groundbreaking ceremony held under the patronage of HE the Minister of Health Dr Basil Homoud Al-Sabah. In 2017 DHAMAN broke ground on its first hospital …

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