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Kuwait ranks 45th in World Happiness Report – Oman happiest in Gulf

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ranked 45th out of 156 countries in the 2018 World Happiness Report released Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations. The countries’ level of happiness is determined through their GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity …

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Kuwait labor delegation due in Manila

MANILA, March 14, (Agencies): The Philippines is looking to put at rest the dispute with Kuwait on the employment of Filipinos which took a turn to the worse after the body of a 29-yearold Filipino maid was found in the freezer of a Kuwait apartment more than a year after …

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Spike in violence among students rings alarm bells

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Alarm bells are ringing to warn about the phenomenon of violence among students that has crept into schools, and can lead to undesirable consequences if Ministry of Education does not take proper measures to remedy its causes. For instance, sources from Ministry of Education revealed that …

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Moody’s outlook on Kuwait banking system stable

LIMASSOL, March 14: The outlook for Kuwait’s banking system is stable as the credit standing of Kuwaiti banks will be supported by steady nonoil economic growth and solid financial fundamentals over the next 12 to 18 months, says Moody’s Investors Service in a report published today. The report, “Banking System …

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MP queries renewal of expats work permits

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: MP Mohammed Hayef has submitted questions to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah regarding the issuance and renewal of work permits for expatriates working in private companies and institutions. He pointed out the law states that the issuance and renewal …

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‘Kuwait lacks VAT setting’ – Local conditions not business-friendly: Al-Badr

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Implementation of the tax system requires a rich business environment that provides sufficient tax revenues, but this environment does not exist in the country, reports Annahar daily quoting Supreme Council for Planning Member and former Board Chairman of Gulf Bank Ali Rashid Al-Badr. Speaking to the …

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23,500 absconding complaints registered by labour relations depts

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has announced that the labor relations departments in different governorates have so far registered 23,500 absconding complaints, reports Al-Anba daily. Director of Public Relations and Information Department and Official Spokesperson of the authority Aseel Al-Mazeedi disclosed that 50 cases have …

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Experts in Kuwait investigating ‘Pharaoh-era’ smuggled antique

KUWAIT CITY, March 13, (Agencies): The coffin lid artifact, which was smuggled to Kuwait earlier this month from Egypt, possibly dates back to the Pharaonic era, reports Arab News quoting sources from National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL). The antique is 170cm long, looks like the statue of …

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Kuwait, Turkmenistan eye bilateral visa exemption accord for diplomats

Both sides sign number of agreements KUWAIT CITY, March 13, (KUNA): Kuwait and Turkmenistan on Tuesday sealed the deal on a number of agreements in a lavish ceremony with both nations’ respective leaders in attendance. Presiding over the proceedings, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with His …

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Trump says top diplomat Tillerson out, names Pompeo successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role. …

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