Kuwait

‘Labour from outside to lower hiring fees’ -‘Durra’ taps new places

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (KUNA): The Cabinet’s decision to assign Al-Durra Manpower Company to bring in workers from new countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and others will lower recruitment fees and ensure the rights of employers and employees, the company’s General Manager Saleh Al-Wuhaib, said Thursday. The company …

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Weather to be partly cloudy on Friday – ‘Chance of scattered thunder rain’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (KUNA): Kuwait is currently affected by seasonal Sudan depression, accompanied by relatively humid air, which might lead to increasing clouds in the coming days accompanied by scattered and heavy rain, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, the weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC). During daytime Thursday, the …

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DGCA chief calls on passengers to be at airport 3 hours before flights

50 pc of students absent before national day holidays KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Yousif Al-Fawzan has called on all those who will spend the national holidays abroad to be at the airport three hours before their flight, reports Al- Anba …

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Kuwait national days celebrated abroad – Amir congratulated for big achievements

 KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ambassador to Oman Fahad Al-Mutairi on Wednesday held a ceremony to celebrate the country’s 57th Independence Day and 27th Liberation Day, amid a popular and official participation. Several representatives of the Omani government, officials, media people, Kuwaiti students, as well as ambassadors of …

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‘Women suffer discrimination in rights of housing welfare

Minister lauds civil societies role in cultural workshop KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Dr Jenan Boushehri, Minister of State for Housing Affairs and State Minister reaffirmed government’s spirit in the role of civil societies through its contribution to legislation and shared opinions on the proposals submitted to government, taking into consideration …

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Let Embassy hold passports: Duterte – ‘Filipinos must have access to cellphones’

PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS TO VISIT KUWAIT AMID LABOR ROW MANILA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday to seek greater protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters Wednesday one of …

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Committee chair welcomes MPs ‘back’ to Parliament

Some deputies said to be under pressure to grill Al-Sabeeh KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Parliamentary Human Rights Committee Chairman MP Adel Al-Damkhi welcomed MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and Jaman Al-Harbash back to the National Assembly. Al-Tabtabaei and Al-Harbash were among those sentenced to jail for storming the Parliament building. The accused …

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Britain eyes permanent military presence in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (Agencies): Britain is considering establishing a permanent military presence in Kuwait at the request of the government of Kuwait, Michael Davenport, British Ambassador to Kuwait, said during an exclusive interview with Forces Network, reports Al-Rai daily. “The Kuwaiti government has shown an interest in such a …

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His Highness the Amir attends Quran competition ceremony

Awqaf to allow all categories of society to participate KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the ceremony to honor winners of Kuwait’s 21st Quran Recitation and Memorization Grand Competition was held at Bayan Palace on Wednesday. Upon …

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Kuwait wins best e-passport prize – ‘Source of pride for each citizen’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday wining the “outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018” prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between Feb 19-21. The Ministry’s …

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