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Kuwait

‘Should we leave country’ – Fishermen without homes

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: In a shocking move, thousands of fishermen yesterday were evicted from their living quarters in Sharq after the rents for the month of April were paid. The authority behind the eviction order gave the excuse that it wants to remove the quarters. Fishermen decried the move, …

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88 people hospitalized after gas leak in Sharjah – Five out of 26 admitted in Kuwaiti hospital

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: Several workers from India, Pakistan and Nepal aged between 24 and 38 years were exposed to caustic chlorine gas cylinder fumes on Thursday and Friday in Sharjah Industrial Area and referred to various hospitals, reports Gulf News. Police sources said authorities are looking for a man …

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MP renews calls for imposing tolls on expats for using roads

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: MP Safa Al-Hashem has renewed her calls for imposing tolls on expatriates for using roads and charging them for medical services, reports Al-Qabas daily. She urged for finding an immediate solution to the population imbalance issue, stressing the importance of training and qualifying “blue-collar citizens”. She …

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Public sector power consumption rises: report

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: Recent statistics suggests that government’s consumption of electricity and water may have gone up by 12.4 percent at a rate of KD 278 million per annum due to the recent raise sanctioned by Law No. 20/2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. It indicated the consumption rate has reached …

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‘Renew work permits’

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: The official spokesperson of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and Director of Public Relations Department Aseel Al-Maseed revealed that owners of small and medium enterprises can now renew the work permits of their employees in all service centers affiliated to the authority, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In …

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Dog taken to US for treatment

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: A semi-paralyzed dog made its way to Richmond, US, Monday afternoon all the way from Kuwait City, reports Al-Rai daily. The name of the female dog is Diamond and many months ago, it was hit by a car and left for dead. The animal survived the …

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Indian PM Modi expected to visit Kuwait soon: envoy

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: The Indian ambassador to Kuwait said the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is ‘soon’ expected to visit Kuwait upon invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Also expected to visit India, at his convenience, is HH Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah, at the …

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Decision to hike medicine prices for expats on track

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi affirmed that the decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates will be enforced, stressing that there is no intention to retract that decision, reports Al-Rai daily. He said the decision will be enforced following completion …

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‘Domestic labor market in Kuwait faces huge crisis’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Owners of recruitment companies and domestic labor bureaus have warned that the domestic labor market in Kuwait is bound to face a huge crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. They indicated that the cost of recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines has been increasing erratically due to some …

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Employers urged to check number of national workers

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Tuesday appealed to employers who have contracts with government bodies to inspect number of national workers registered at their companies. The move aims to make sure that the status of workers is compatible with Resolution No. 1028 of 2014 that …

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