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Saturday , November 17 2018


DGCA denies suspension of British Airways flights

New procedures adopted for smooth movement of passengers KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation denied on Wednesday news reports circulated about the suspension of flights operated by British Airways (BA) to the State of Kuwait. “There is no intention to stop this vital route between …

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Union in bid to avoid another onion crisis – Import of fruits and vegetables banned from India

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: Head of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies Khalid Al-Hudaiban has affirmed that the union is working hard to prevent the recurrence of the onion crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. This came after the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition banned the import of fruits and vegetables …

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Consulate in Germany issues new ‘instructions’ to Kuwaiti visitors

‘Abide by laws and regulations in the country’ BERLIN, June 6, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Consulate in Germany (Frankfurt) issued new instructions Wednesday to Kuwaitis wishing to travel to Germany for medical treatment or tourism. In a statement by Kuwaiti Consulate in Germany to KUNA, these instructions come in the interest …

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Awqaf minister inspects Grand Mosque’s preparation for last ten days of Ramadan

KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (KUNA): Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi on Wednesday inspected the Grand Mosque’s preparation for the last ten days of Ramadan. Dr Al-Afasi was briefed about the preparations by the management of the mosque, which will be tasked receiving …

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‘Illegal fishing threatens bio-diversity, fish stocks’

New cleaning contracts on the anvil KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (KUNA): The illegal fishing had grave consequences on biological diversity and sustainability of fish stocks, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) warned Tuesday. The greedy fishermen who do not abide by fishing laws and regulations were unfairly making gains …

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Is ‘diya’ (blood money) collection legal? – Call to issue ruling

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: What is the legality of the participation of societies in collection of “diya” (blood money)? The issue of raising funds for resolving disputes based on vengeance has returned to the forefront after field inspections teams found advertisements on streets and social media that call for collection …

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$26.5b average annual net profit of Kuwaiti sovereign fund in 3 yrs

‘KIA makes net profit of KD 24.07b by investing state reserves’ KUWAIT CITY, June 6: A document obtained by the Al-Anba newspaper shows the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has made a net profit of 24.07 billion dinars ($79.5 billion) by investing state reserves in the form of sovereign funds assets …

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Minors of both genders can be employed at 15 – New directives for issuing ‘work permits’

KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has affirmed the ban on employers from using national manpower on the basis of formality and registering them in order to fulfill the requirement of quota system without the employees having actual workstations. In addition, sources from the authority stressed that …

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‘5,000 job applications will be rejected for not having high school certificates’

Applicants rejecting jobs based on their qualification will be ‘frozen’ KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Member of the Replacement and Employment Crisis Committee of the National Assembly, MP Saleh Ashour said job applications of 5,000 Kuwaitis registered with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be rejected because they do not hold …

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Decree dates end to legislative term

KUWAIT CITY, June 5: The Cabinet, during its weekly meeting at Al-Seif Palace Monday, approved the decree on ending the current legislative term upon conclusion of the special session slated for June 28. The decree has been forwarded to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for final …

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