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No-confidence motion filed against ‘Oil’ – PM grilling held in camera

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: A motion of no confidence was presented against Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi during the regular parliamentary session on Tuesday, following a debate on the grilling request submitted against the minister by MPs Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Abdulwahab Al-Babtain. The ten …

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European powers say Iran deal vital

No credible evidence of Iran N-bid after 2009: IAEA JERUSALEM, May 1, (Agencies): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest accusations about Iran’s past nuclear activities received a warm welcome in Washington but a far cooler reception in Europe on Tuesday — deepening divisions among Western allies ahead of President Donald …

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Detractors deride Duterte for asking Filipinos to leave Kuwait

Kuwait, Philippines move to normalize relations – Philippines could seek the help of Saudi Arabia or Qatar KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (Agencies): Kuwait says it stands ready to cooperate with the Philippines to address labor issues facing Filipino workers, but would also “act decisively” against attempts to breach its sovereignty. Deputy …

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“Life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home” – Filipinos

KUWAIT CITY, April 30, (KUNA): Several Filipinos are indifferent to the call of their president to leave the country and have remained resolute in staying in Kuwait. They unanimously agree that “life in Kuwait is good and we are not considering returning home”. The Filipinos who were respondents in an …

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KPC spent KD 18.3 mln on treatment of expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries reportedly spent KD 18.3 million on the treatment of expatriate workers in oil sector and their families at Ahmadi Hospital for fiscal year 2017/2018, and the cost of treating expatriates in the sector within the last five years reached …

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‘Necessary studies on the Metro Project completed’

Project to alleviate traffic congestion KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Director General of Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport Engineer Hamad Al-Hesan said the authority has completed necessary studies on Kuwait’s Metro Project, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a letter to Kuwait Municipality, Al-Hesan said the letter was in response to …

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Contracting company ordered to pay kin of deceased Egyptian KD 50,000

Court orders 2 firms to pay value of contract to company KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The Court of First Instance obligated a major contracting company to pay compensations worth KD 50,000 to the family of an Egyptian expatriate for the emotional and material harms they sustained due to his death …

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Kuwait work ban permanent: Duterte

KUWAIT REJECTS BREACH, READY TO WORK WITH MANILA MANILA, April 29, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers. Duterte in February prohibited workers heading to Kuwait …

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1.4 mln bachelors currently living in Kuwait; Kuwaitis 316,000: statistics

Married people 2.062m; divorcees total 86,000 KUWAIT CITY, April 29: As per official statistics, the number of people classified as non-married and currently living in Kuwait is about 1.4 million, including 316,000 Kuwaitis from both sexes, says Khaleej Times. Report added the number of male Kuwaiti bachelors is 170,000 and …

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Ministry imposes new controls on financial transfer overseas

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Sector Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hana’a Al-Hajri has said the ministry has imposed new controls on the transfer of money (donations) outside the country, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Hajri said written approval is needed from the Ministry …

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