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MoE – Sick leaves not to be approved endorsed by public clinics and hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Education Ministry Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari issued a directive to all workers in public schools and educational districts regarding sick leaves endorsed by public clinics and hospitals, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the directive, the public schools and educational districts should not approve sick leave applications …

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System aimed at protecting rights of workers: Al-Marri

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Director of Public Relations Department at Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Marri announced the launch of a new mechanism to register absconding cases in specified phases within 60 days instead of the current period of 90 days. He explained that the maximum period for reporting an …

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Kuwait keen on supporting Palestinian cause, says FM

Kuwait’s immensely honorable, supportive stance lauded NEW YORK, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait is keen on supporting the Palestinian cause; the principal issue for Arabs and Muslims, said Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah on Tuesday. “I was honored to meet President Abbas, as we …

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Air fares shoot up before National Day holidays

‘Kuwait’s national events reflect enduring tradition’ KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait’s national celebrations have come to epitomize the gaiety of such festive occasions, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah made the remarks while presiding over a meeting to ensure that security measures are …

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Extension for amnesty seen

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: There are chances the amnesty that was given for the residence law violators to leave the country without paying fine or legalize their stay may be extended to another 30 days, reports Al- Anba quoting reliable Interior Ministry sources. The 25-day amnesty ends in four days …

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DEAL REACHED TO NORMALIZE HIRING – Kuwait invites Duterte to visit

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): Kuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered …

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Pledge to hunt bachelors – Residential homes survey vowed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud has affirmed that the governorate will leave no stone unturned in fighting the problem of bachelors residing in private residential areas. He stressed that it is not allowed for bachelors to stay in private houses, disclosing about a comprehensive survey that …

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Citizens, expats urged to avoid wasting water during holidays

937 Kuwaiti employees referred for retirement KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Mohammad Bushahri called on all citizens and expatriates to avoid wasting water during the celebrations of the National Days, reports Al-Rai daily. Bushahri warned about the water that people would use during …

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MP queries expat hire for Kuwait Airways Corporation post

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded questions to Minister of Finance Nayef Al- Hajraf on the appointment of a foreigner as assistant commercial chief executive officer at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC). Ashour disclosed that Philip Sander was previously appointed as assistant commercial chief executive officer but he …

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No rise in tuition fees at all private schools

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi issued a decision to stop tuition fee increase in all private schools — American, English, bilingual, French, Arabic, model, Indian, Pakistani, Philippines and Iranian; hence, the fees for academic year 2018/2019 should be the same as the …

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