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Kuwait

Construction slowdown forces firms to cut number of workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 3: Recession has hit hard on the construction market due to suspension or completion of a number of construction projects including bridges as well as due to the snails’ pace in the distribution of housing which has caused the prices of construction materials to fall by 15 …

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‘Rise in health fees on expat visitors implemented’

insuKUWAIT CITY, July 3: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed the increase in fees for health services to visiting expatriates will be effective from July 2017, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Harbi had announced earlier an important meeting was to be held after the Eid Al-Fitr holidays with the ministry’s Council …

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‘Filth, lawlessness, disorder makes life a misery in Jleeb’

KUWAIT CITY, July 3: Several residents of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area bitterly lamented the spread of filth, negligence and disorder in the area to the extent that the problem has exceeded the limits. They wondered about the slackness of the official bodies which seem to have removed Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area from …

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‘Spread of jellyfish poses no risk to health of beachgoers’

Need to follow necessary steps for protection: MoH KUWAIT CITY, July 3: Official spokesperson of Ministry of Health Dr Ahmad Al-Shatti affirmed that the spread of jellyfish does not pose any risk to the health of beachgoers as long as they follow the necessary steps for protection and precautionary measures …

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Outcry over plan to ‘suspend’ driver’s licence for Expats – Necessity, not luxury: resident

KUWAIT CITY, July 2: Several Kuwaitis and expatriates expressed displeasure and resentment over the decision taken by Ministry of Interior to deny driver’s licenses for expatriates, except domestic workers and those with licenses from their countries of origin. They said such a decision contradicts the least of the human rights …

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‘Second marriage sole right of men, no need to ask first wife’

‘Extradition treaty with UK effective, Egypt awaits nod’ KUWAIT CITY, July 2: Muslim clerics are of the view that it is wrong in Islam to seek permission from a wife before marrying another one, indicating the act of informing the first wife about the intention to marry another wife can …

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Strict check on entry visas – ‘Security situation stable’

KUWAIT CITY, July 2: The State Security has put in place a close-knit strategic security plan to prevent the terrorists from entering the country following the liberation of Mosul from the DAESH stronghold, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily quoting knowledgeable security sources said the State Security has the database containing …

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Prices of cigarettes to shoot up after GCC tax

Kuwait records most smokers: report KUWAIT CITY, July 2, (Agencies): Customs fees for tobacco and its derivatives will increase by 100 percent as per the agreement signed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on imposing selective commodity tax which will be collected by the Customs Department, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting …

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Swarming of jelly fish seen at inlet of water coolers

KUWAIT CITY, July 2: Assistant Undersecretary for South Al-Zour Water Station and Distillation Plant affiliated to the Ministry of Electricity and Water Engineer Fouad Al-Oun confirmed the swarming of jelly fish at the inlet of the water coolers in Al- Zour Station over the past three days. In a statement, …

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US envoy ‘backs’ Kuwait mediation

THE United States supports and highly values Kuwait’s efforts to mediate the dispute among Qatar and Saudi Arabia, says a statement released by US Ambassador Lawrence Silverman. We share the view that there is a strong need to resolve this dispute — as soon as possible — through diplomatic dialogue. …

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