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Kuwait

‘Eagles Resolve 2017’ drill concludes

KUWAIT CITY, April 6, (KUNA): In the final field activity for the military exercise “Eagles Resolve 2017” drill, Kuwait’s Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Khaled Al-Kheder expressed keennness on increasing combat skills for participating Kuwaiti and GCC personnel in face of potential extneral dangers. A statement releated by …

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‘Enforce decision to up charges of medical services offered to expats’

MP Al-Saleh appeals to Health Minister Al-Harbi KUWAIT CITY, April 5: MP Khalil Al-Saleh has urged Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to expedite enforcement of the decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates, as the delay in the enforcement is arousing many questions, reports Al-Rai …

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Growth rate of expat workers twice that of Kuwaitis – Asians top workforce list

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The quarterly report of the Central Statistics Administration for last year revealed a huge disparity in the average annual growth between the number of expatriates and Kuwaiti personnel in the labor market, indicating the growth rate of expatriate workers is twice their Kuwaiti counterparts’ whose share …

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About 240 expats, victims of human peddling face ouster

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: About 240 expatriates discovered after two years that they entered Kuwait upon work permits to work on a farm of a Kuwaiti and now are facing deportation because the Kuwaiti allegedly tampered with the ‘estimated needs of the workers’ and imported more than the required number …

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Cmte could hold contractor accountable over ‘flooding’

PAHW on verge of cancelling 3,000 housing applications KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The disaster of flash floods witnessed in the country a fortnight ago continues to be a nightmare for the concerned contractor, as the investigation committee formed by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa is on the verge of …

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MP raps move to legalize forgery, dual citizenships – ‘Reform freeze not to affect fuel rates’

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: MP Khalid Al-Shatti accused individuals he calls ‘promoters of shining slogans’ of working to legitimize forgery and protect dual citizenship holders by proposing amendment to citizenship law, reports Al-Qabas daily. At a recent seminar titled “Citizenship amid Forgery and the National Identity” organized by former MP …

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‘Sponsors abandoning workers to their fate face strict action’

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Personnel from the so-called ‘Quartet Committee’ formed upon a decision issued by the Council of Ministers organized a security campaign against labor and residence law violators in Al-Hassawi, reports Al-Rai daily. During the campaign the committee — comprising personnel from the ministries of Interior, Social Affairs …

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Request to reopen doors for Pakistani citizens under study: Al-Sabeeh; Focus on skilled, specialized workers in medicine, engineering fields

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Minister of Social Affairs and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed about the legal and security measures that Ministry of Interior is working on completing in coordination with the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to reopen doors for Pakistani workers to return …

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‘Corruption, less concern leads to public money drain & deficit’

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has threatened to grill HH the Prime Minister, before the ruling of the Constitutional Court, if he does not address the issue of what he called ‘waste of public money’ and apply the policy of job replacement. He noted corruption and lack of …

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Media awash with rights abuse clips – Bloggers cautioned

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Lately, social media is awash with agitations to defend domestic workers rights and calls on sponsors to be humane in their treatment since they are also human. The sponsors are reminded that people engage in domestic jobs in order to meet their needs, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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