Kuwait

Supreme council meeting discusses health insurance system, its impact

KUWAIT CITY, March 11, (KUNA): First Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, chaired on Sunday the council’s seventh meeting of its first term in 2018. Emerging from the meeting, Minister of Social Affairs, Labor and Minister …

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Justice, equality sought in locals, expats healthcare

‘Alarming spread of colon cancer seen’ KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Dr Waleed Al-Falah, Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs in the Ministry of Health affirmed that ‘Sustainable Development Goals 2030’ approved by the United Nations in September 2015, is a major and highly rated landmark compared to the previous ‘Millennium Development …

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Chaos at Kuwait airport due to malfunctioning of conveyor belt

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Congestion was experienced for more than two hours from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm inside Kuwait International Airport due to malfunctioning of conveyor belt, and the use of a single conveyor belt for three flights, reports Al-Qabas daily. The employees were unable to ensure the arrival …

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Expats suffering from Cancer, Diabetes, High BP ..etc, will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The stepfeed.com quoting the Al-Watan e-newspaper said expatriates who suffer from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and several other diseases although not contagious will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait. This comes after Kuwait’s Ministry of Health is said to have released a …

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‘Pay to stay … or leave without fines’ – Offer extends to April 22

NEW HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE FOR RESIDENCY VIOLATORS KUWAIT CITY, March 10, (KUNA): Privately-employed foreign residents, who have exceeded their permitted stay in Kuwait beyond Jan 3, 2016, after going absent from work, will be allowed to settle their penalties or leave the country without paying a fine, the Interior Ministry said …

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Envoy denies share-out of sheltered domestics

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Philippine Embassy vehemently denied a malicious tweet being spread allegedly by a foreign recruitment agency against the embassy for conniving with an advocacy group to encourage Filipino household service workers to escape from employers and those who run to the embassy are in turn allowed …

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Cabinet urges to prepare list of replaceable expats

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Cabinet has issued urgent directives to all ministries, asking them to prepare detailed reports concerning the number of positions occupied by expatriates and to identify who among them can be replaced by Kuwaiti employees, reports Al- Anba daily. According to informed sources, the directives included …

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Need to stop manipulation of naturalization file: MP

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: MP Khaled Al-Shatti has stressed the need to stop manipulation of the naturalization file, because those who deserve citizenship have been deprived of their right. In a press statement, Al-Shatti called on the Ministry of Interior and the government to identify those who manipulated this file …

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Hope summit ends Gulf crisis

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah was recently quoted as saying he hopes the proposed US-GCC summit which is expected to be held next spring will see the end of the Gulf crisis, according to gulf-times.com. The ‘times’ attributing its reports to the Kuwait News …

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Panel to ensure Hajj Caravans charge affordable prices: Awqaf

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi announced setting up the Hajj Caravans Price Control and Monitoring Committee to ensure that prices charged by the caravans are affordable. The minister said the Higher Committee on Hajj and Umrah decided to set up the …

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