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US to press new deal … Iran tours for status quo

SHIELDING E.U. FIRMS FROM SANCTIONS SEEN DIFFICULT WASHINGTON, May 13, (AFP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington still wants to work with its European partners on an agreement to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” Sunday despite its withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal. President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday …

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Kuwait, Philippines ink labor pact

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: “We can probably have a partial lifting of the ban with respect to skilled workers and professionals before Ramadan,” disclosed on Saturday Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III to the Arab Times. Bello made this announcement before he left for Manila …

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Expats above 65 yrs issuance, renewal and transfer of work permit to be barred

KUWAIT CITY, May 12:  Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) organized extensive meetings with the representatives of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and employers’ unions to discuss the proposed decision to bar issuance, renewal and transfer of work permit for individuals reaching 65 years old, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Concurrently …

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Kuwait marks 10th anniversary of late Father Amir Sheikh Saad

Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah’s legacy still alive in hearts of Kuwaitis KUWAIT CITY, May 12, (KUNA): Kuwait will mark the 10th anniversary of the late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah who passed away on May 13 of 2008, leaving behind a legacy that is still alive in the hearts …

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More than 100 students, activists demonstrate against MoE decisions

Minister meets with directors-general of education KUWAIT CITY, May 12: In an unprecedented move, over 100 students and activists organized a demonstration within the premises of the office of the Minister of Education Dr Hamid Al- Azmi to publicly protest against implementation of the new examination regulation and decision to …

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MGRP prepares plan to employ only Kuwaitis in govt contracts

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: The data and information requested by the so-called Replacement Committee of the National Assembly has been completed by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), the Central Statistics Bureau and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, while the Manpower and Government Restructuring …

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‘Securing liquidity of reserve funds is vital in emergencies’

Panel to discuss linking ministries, govt bodies budgets KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said there is no alternative to increasing liquidity in the public reserve by issuing sovereign bonds through renewal of the sovereign bond issuance law, which is called the government’s authorization law to …

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EUROPE TO FIGHT EXTRATERRITORIAL U.S. SANCTIONS ON FIRMS

Paris rejects vassalization of Europe BERLIN/PARIS, May 12, (Agencies): Europe’s largest economies lobbied to protect their companies’ investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies. Germany and France have significant trade links …

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No extradition in murder of Joana

MANILA, May 10, (Agencies): The main accused in the alleged murder of the Filipina household worker Joana Demafelis — Lebanese man and his Syrian wife — will not be extradited to Kuwait to stand trial, said manilatimes.net quoting the Philippines presidential spokesman Harry Roque. In a video interview Roque said, …

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Indian embassy accredits 6 agencies to recruit nurses – ‘Job seekers to pay only INR 30,000’

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Six state-run recruitment agencies in India have been accredited for sending nurses from India to Kuwait and 17 other Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries, reports firstpost.com. According to a senior official from the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, a proposal was sent to the government of Kuwait …

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