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Amir exchanges New Year greetings with world leaders

Crown Prince congratulates Amir KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday exchanged cables of congratulations with heads of Arab and friendly countries on the advent of the new year 2018, wishing stability, peace and prosperity for all countries. His Highness …

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Revellers, worshippers usher in New Year – Churches, malls, streets packed to capacity

 KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Many public and entertainment places, including the Gulf Road, were crowded as a large number of people – citizens and expatriates – opted to celebrate the New Year outside their homes; exchanging greetings and wishes for prosperity and happiness in the coming year. Th e …

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CSC lifts ban placed on 127 vacancies for expat Doctors, Nurses, technicians & pharmacist in MOH

Kuwaiti medical scholarship holders criticize stipends cut down KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Civil Service Commission (CSC) has lifted ban placed on 127 vacancies for expatriates in the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Anba daily. In a letter to the Ministry of Health which the daily obtained a copy, CSC stated the …

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CID arrests 31,000 wanted persons in last year: report

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department arrested 31,000 individuals who were wanted by law for various cases since the beginning of 2017 until Dec 31, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained that 240 of these arrested individuals were issued sentenced in absentia, 270 were …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE implement VAT -Kuwait awaits Assembly nod … may wait until 2019

DUBAI, Jan 1, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value- added tax from Monday, a first for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle- to-grave welfare system. Saudi Arabia compounded the New Year blow for motorists with an unannounced hike of up to …

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At least 12 dead in violent nationwide protests in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan 1, (Agencies): Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in the unrest to at least 12, state television reported Monday. The demonstrations, the largest to strike …

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Punishments in play on errant employers – ‘Manpower’ activates labor law provisions

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Public Authority for Manpower has activated the legal provisions and decisions for violators of the Labor Law, reports Al-Rai daily. The law stipulates punishing the employer who hinders work of the authority with a fine of not less than KD 500 and not more than …

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Report saying Kuwait a nightmare for maids denied

Embassy not received any complaints: envoy KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: In response to the claims that Kuwait is a “nightmare” for African domestic workers particularly a media report issued in Gabon which declared that women from Africa, Asia and Latin America are sold and treated like slaves in Kuwait, Assistant …

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Amir condoles over attacks in Egypt – 11 killed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Friday sent a cable of condolences to Egyptian President Abdelfatah el-Sisi over the victims of two “terrorist” attacks in North Sinai and Cairo. In the cable, His Highness the Amir said the two terrorist acts, which …

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‘Spread of narcotics cause of rise in addicts in country’ – Parents urged to keep watch over children’s activities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: Kuwait has recorded an alarming rate of drug-related cases in recent years, as the General Drug Control Department in the first three months of 2017 recovered 148 kgs of hashish, 9 kgs of shabu, 3 kgs of heroin, 7 kgs of chemical, a kilogram of opium, …

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