Thursday , September 20 2018


PACI statistics: “Mohammad” and “Fatmah” most common

KUWAIT CITY, April 30 : According to statistics issued by Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), the names “Mohammad” and “Fatmah” are the most common male and female names respectively in Kuwait. The top ten popular male names in Kuwait are Abdullah, Abdulrahman, Khalid, Ali, Abdulaziz, Fahad, Yousef, Ahmad and …

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MPs brace for dawn grilling marathon

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Tuesday’s session will begin with topics on the agenda followed by queries to the ministers and grilling requests. He expects the Parliament to deliberate on the three interpellation requests until dawn or early Wednesday morning. If the quorum …

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“Life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home” – Filipinos

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): Several Filipinos are indifferent to the call of their president to leave the country and have remained resolute in staying in Kuwait. They unanimously agree that “life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home”. The Filipinos who were respondents in an …

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Human rights deeply embedded in Kuwait’s political agenda

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): The protection of human rights is deeply embedded in Kuwait’s political ideology and endorsed by the Islamic faith, a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Monday. Kuwait’s Assistant Foreign Minister on International Cooperation Affairs and Development Nasser Al-Sabeeh made the remarks in a speech on behalf of …

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Kuwait to ban old passports from June 2018

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue a circular to inform the concerned world bodies that Kuwait will stop using old passport as of June 2018, …

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MoI denies reports of flu at Sa’ad Al-Abdullah Academy

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior has denied what has been published in the social media about the spreading of flu at the Sa’ad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences particularly the Batch No 46, reports Al- Rai daily. The Department …

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Cabinet ‘stresses’ Parliament has the right to grill ministers

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): Members of Parliament have the constitutional right to table interpellation requests to Cabinet ministers, but relevant regulations and conditions should be observed, the Kuwaiti Cabinet said on Monday. The Cabinet made the remark during its customary weekly meeting presided over by His Highness the Prime …

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KPC spent KD 18.3 mln on treatment of expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries reportedly spent KD 18.3 million on the treatment of expatriate workers in oil sector and their families at Ahmadi Hospital for fiscal year 2017/2018, and the cost of treating expatriates in the sector within the last five years reached …

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‘Necessary studies on the Metro Project completed’

Project to alleviate traffic congestion KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Director General of Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport Engineer Hamad Al-Hesan said the authority has completed necessary studies on Kuwait’s Metro Project, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a letter to Kuwait Municipality, Al-Hesan said the letter was in response to …

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Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwait City, April 30, 2018 (AFP) – A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday sought to calm a crisis with the Philippines over the treatment of domestic workers in the oil-rich Gulf state. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in February prohibited workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid …

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