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Panel told of increase in expats terminations early next month

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: Civil Service Commission (CSC) has informed Parliament’s Replacement Committee about an increase in the number of expatriate employees in the public sector to be terminated, which will reach 3,140 early next month, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to informed sources, the replacement policy is working based on …

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‘1st day of Eid al-Fitr to be on June 15’

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: The Department of Astronomy and Space at the Scientific Club Wednesday announced that the first day of Eid al-Fitr for the month of Shawwal in the astronomical year 1439 AH will fall on Friday, June 15. Director of the department Ali Abdul- Kareem Bouabbas said the …

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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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Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran

NEW YORK, June 6, (AFP): Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of US sanctions, effectively aborting a pair of large contracts with Iranian carriers, a Boeing spokesman said Wednesday. “We have not delivered any aircraft to Iran, and given we no longer have a license to sell …

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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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‘Pakistan to benefit from Kuwait’s ban on import of Indian fruits’ due to Nipah virus in Kerala

Outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala state tied to decision taken by MoCI KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Following the decision taken by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) to ban the import of fruits and vegetables from India due to the outbreak of Nipah virus, Pakistan hopes that the import …

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Ministry bans 15 real estate companies from exhibitions

KUWAIT CITY, June 5: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a decree banning for an indefinite period 15 real estate companies from participating in real estate exhibitions inside Kuwait. The ministry has also referred the files of these companies to the Money Laundering and Commercial Control department. The …

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Court dismisses cheating students case – ‘Hardworkers rights trampled’

KUWAIT CITY, June 5: The Administrative Court Monday dismissed the urgent application of six lawsuits filed by students who were deprived from sitting for all their high school examinations after they were caught cheating. Guardians and parents of the cheating students had filed the urgent application, suing Minister of Education …

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Kuwait willing to help Jordan – Economist to form government

AMMAN, June 5, (Agencies): Jordan’s King Abdullah tasked a former World Bank economist on Tuesday with forming a new government and called for broad talks on a planned income tax law that has provoked the country’s biggest protests in years. The king appointed Harvard-educated Omar al-Razzaz after accepting Hani Mulki’s …

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