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Kuwait

MP queries family visa policy – Fees questioned

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: MP Adnan Abdul-Samad has forwarded questions to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah on the nonrenewal of family visas (Article 22) issued to parents and siblings of expatriates residing in the country. He wants to know the justifications for this decision, if …

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3 Kuwaitis on Terror list under watch

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: Three Kuwaitis — Hajaj Al- Ajmi, Hakim Al-Mutairi, and Hamed Al-Ali — who are placed on the list of terrorists by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain have been put under strict surveillance since a long time, …

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Govt probes breach of export rules, maltreatment of sheep

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: The Federal Department of Agriculture said it was investigating a breach in export rules after live sheep were filmed being sold from backyard markets and stuffed in car boots in the midst of scorching heat at the notorious Al Rai livestock market, reports Al-Rai daily. Live …

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Errors detected on PAM website tied to fees – KD 50 turned out to be KD 60

Issue causing problems among visitors, employees KUWAIT CITY, June 10: Some errors have been detected on the website of the Public Authority for Manpower concerning the fee for ‘first time’ work permits and transfer from one sponsor to another. The fee published on the website as KD 50 turned out …

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Local banks express concern over uncooperative clients

Merge self-certification forms for FATCA and CRS to simplify KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Local banks have expressed concern over the consequences of the decision on calling the uncooperative clients controlled by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) that contradicts the confidentiality code in dealing with bank information, reports Al-Rai daily. These …

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Kuwaitis second highest shoppers in Turkish cities after Saudis

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: When it comes to shopping in Turkish cities, Kuwaitis take the second highest position after the Saudis, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director of Global Blue Turkey Salim Sheikhoun revealed that Saudi nationals emerged as the top shoppers in Turkey during the first four months of 2017. “The …

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PAHW uses ‘explosives’ to flatten several areas in Mutla

Explosions achieved desired results KUWAIT CITY, June 8: The Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) used explosives to flatten several areas in Mutla area as a preliminary step for constructing the infrastructure of Mutla Residential City. This serves as a prelude to the launch of the project for establishment of …

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Parliament approves deficit budget – Assembly adjourns until October

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim confirmed Thursday the approval of the 2017/2018 State budget and the final accounts of ministries and government departments for fiscal 2015/2016. Al-Ghanim made the announcement after the closed door session turned public. Initially, the session was held behind closed …

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MoD inspects military base on Boubyan Island

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah took pride in the mission of the personnel of Mubarak Al-Kabir infantry base on Boubyan Island. The personnel play an important and honorable role in preserving the security of the country under the leadership …

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Remittances by expats in last two weeks touches KD 50 mln – ‘400,000 transactions’

KUWAIT CITY, June 7: There has been a noticeable increase in the remittances of expatriates in the last two weeks, with the total remitted amount reaching KD 50 million. They revealed that the total number of transactions in this regard was about 400,000. The sources explained that there are four …

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