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System soon to streamline solving workforce ‘issues’ – Experienced workers eyed: official

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah affirmed the lack of issues that the diplomatic missions in Kuwait discussed with the authority, as they are in continuous and direct communication with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and not with authority. Regarding banning expatriate workers …

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Kuwait airport sees 24 pc hike in passenger traffic in Jan: DGCA

Association sets up new strategy to open doors for Kuwaiti entrepreneurs KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6, (KUNA): Passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport increased 24 percent in January 2018 to 1.37 million compared to 1.11 million last year, airport authorities said on Monday. This included 716,114 arrivals compared to 553,935 arrivals, …

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Kuwait anxiety over Syria chemical weapons – Use of artillery on civilians hit

NEW YORK, Feb 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN and current Security Council President Mansour Al-Otaibi said it was hoped that the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria would have been closed in 2013 after it was proven to have been the case. In a speech to …

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Protecting ‘religious’ rights to cost $300m – Trump’s new effort

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AP): President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed …

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Ban on recruitment of Filipinos ‘stays’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Labor Secretary of the Philippines Silvestre Bello III has affirmed that the temporary ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the country remains in effect, because the labor attaché submitted a “halfbaked report” on the cause of deaths of seven Filipino household workers. In a …

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Tillerson due at Kuwait-hosted talks – End to GCC dispute critical to meet regional threats

U.S. PRAISE FOR AMIRI INITIATIVES ON SECURITY, STABILITY KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: “We have won much of the military effort against DAESH, the liberation of virtually all of Iraq and Syria, but we need to win the post-military struggle for an enduring defeat of DAESH and al-Qaeda in the region,” …

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5,000 out of 80,000 illegals leave

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Acting Director-General of the General Department for Residence Affairs, Major- General Abdullah Al-Hajri said about 5,000 violators have so far taken advantage of the Amnesty and have either left the country or legalized their stay in the country from Jan 29 until Feb 4, 2018. The …

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Domestic workers file in Parliament agenda

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5, (Agencies): The Parliament will discuss on Tuesday the letter of MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei requesting for approval of a proposal to ask the government to form a committee consisting of representatives from the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and Al-Durra Company for Recruitment of Domestic Workers, …

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Cassation court rejects bail for ‘stormers’; appeal Feb 18

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: In the latest development concerning the storming of the National Assembly premises case, and a day after Consultant Ahmad Al-Ajeel withdrew from hearing of the case due to legal constraint, the Court of Cassation Monday dismissed bail application of the accused persons during a session at …

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Saudis down missile – Iran accused

RIYADH, Feb 5, (Agencies): Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels on Monday, state media reported. The attack was launched from Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, and “intercepted” at 7:23 local time (0423 GMT), Colonel Turki al-Maliki told …

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