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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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Remittances of expats in Kuwait fall

KUWAIT CITY: According to the Central Bank of Kuwait, the remittances of expatriates in Kuwait fell by 9.2 percent last year, from KD 4.56 billion in 2016 to KD 4.14 billion, reports middleeastmonitor. com Parliament’s Financial Committee had approved a bill in April to impose one to five percent tax …

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Two ministers survive vote on no-confidence motions

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The National Assembly, during its special session Thursday renewed confidence in the Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad …

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Gang deported for restoring water to defaulters — MEW

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Ministry of Electricity and Water announced that a four-man gang of Asians involved in illegal connection of water was deported after they were caught restoring water to some consumers whose services had been disconnected by the ministry for defaulting payment. An official ministry source disclosed that …

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Israel in major strikes on Tehran targets in Syria after rocket fire

France warns Iran against military provocation JERUSALEM, May 10, (AFP): Israel carried out widespread deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after …

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