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Kuwait

Parents and siblings residence fees to increase to KD 300, health insurance KD 200 – Sponsors salary KD 1000

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: Citing humanitarian reasons, the General Department for Residence Affairs said the residence permit of approximately 11,500 expatriates — parents and siblings — holding residence under Article 22 will be renewed. However, the renewal for those siblings and parents who are under Article 22 is subject to …

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Kuwait to ‘monitor’ social media users

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: A governmental committee will be formed soon to deal with social media users who spread rumors, attack other countries or incite sectarianism and sedition quoting a high-ranking security source. According to the source, members of the committee include representatives from the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, …

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‘Submit draft of joint agreement on selective tax’

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Anas Al-Saleh has urged the concerned bodies to expedite submission of the draft of the joint agreement on selective tax, which was signed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states on October 10 last year, to the Fatwa …

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Council approves request for Jafariya Cemetery expansion

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: The Municipal Council, during its meeting on Monday, approved the request for expansion of Jafariya Cemetery by 45,000 square meters. It also approved the regulations for mobile vending carts that sell food items, and agreed on allotting specific areas for them in accordance with the municipal …

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Al-Adsani criticizes govt for purchasing airplanes for KAC – ‘Strange and suspicious’

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: MP Riyadh Al- Adsani has criticized the government for purchasing airplanes for Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) only to sell and lease them to the same company — actions which he considers strange and suspicious. Al-Adsani made the statement in a press conference at the National Assembly. …

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Parents and siblings, can now renew their visas; Insurance cost may reach KD 300 per year per person

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior Major- General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah held a high-level meeting yesterday morning, to discuss ways to codify family residency for expats other than the wife and children. The meeting was attended by the Acting …

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Declare last 10 days of Ramadan as official holiday – Al-Huwailah

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: MP Mohammed Al- Huwailah has presented a proposal on declaring the last 10 days of Ramadan as official State holiday because this month signifies great blessings, virtues and characteristics distinguished from other months. He pointed out Ramadan is the best month of the year — the …

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Kuwait Airways — Press Statement

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: On 12 June, at 18:15 hours local time (15:15 hours UTC), at Kuwait International Airport, while in the process of pushing back a Kuwait Airways A320, Flight KU332 to Trivandrum, the tow bar from a push-back tractor snapped causing the vehicle to collide with the aircraft. …

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Hike in electricity tariffs to stay

KUWAIT CITY: There is no backing down from the decision to hike the electricity tariffs for the investment sector, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources close to the Ministry of Electricity and Water. The hike is expected to become effective from Aug 22, 2017 as had been announced earlier. The ministry …

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e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

KSHR launches platform for 1st time in Gulf KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced the launch of an electronic platform in five languages as a contribution to educating migrant workers in Kuwait on their legal rights through cartoons and pictures, as …

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