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Gallows for two Kuwaitis in kidnap, ‘rape’ bid of woman

KUWAIT CITY, March 31: The Criminal Court recently sentenced two Kuwaitis to death by hanging for kidnapping and sexually molesting a female compatriot, reports Al- Anba daily. The men were also ordered to pay KD 5,001 each as temporary compensation. According to case papers, the incident took place in 2016 …

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Kuwait cannot impose remittance tax on expats – Ownership rights better than taxation

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Kuwait cannot impose tax on the remittances of expatriates because it is a member of international financial organizations and has signed agreements for establishing those organizations which require commitment from all members to abide by the relevant regulations that include avoiding restrictions on the current payments, …

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About 689 ‘expat employees’ in two ministries receive termination letters

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: About 689 expatriate employees of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Thursday received letters of termination, as part of implementation of Kuwaitization policy based on decision No. 11/2017 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding reduction of expatriates working in the government sector. …

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Philippine delegation arrives in Kuwait for further discussions – ‘We are here to be with our Kabayans’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola and her delegation arrived in Kuwait on Thursday to meet with the Filipinos in Kuwait and Kuwait officials. Accompanying her are some members of the Office of Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) …

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Expat hires in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation raise ire

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: MP Saleh Ashour has forwarded questions to Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Shibeeb Al-Rasheedi about the expatriate workers in the oil sector. Ashour said he found out that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries are still sending expatriate workers on official missions and …

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Millions of Indians to resit exam – Test leaked

NEW DELHI, March 29, (Agencies): India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals. Education Minister Prakash Javadekar said an investigation was underway into how the mathematics and economics papers were …

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MP backs constitutionality of imposition of taxes, fees

Recruitment of expat prosecutors questioned KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Rapporteur of Financial and Economic Affairs Committee in the Parliament MP Saleh Ashour has affirmed the constitutionality of the proposal to impose tax or fees on expatriates’ remittances, similar to what banks and exchange companies do when transferring funds abroad without …

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‘Expats will be deportated if driving without licence or taking passengers’

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al-Shuwei, during the ceremony, highlighted the controversies related to major traffic violations which result in deportation of an expatriate violator. He assured expatriates by saying, “There will be no deportation except for two cases, which are driving …

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10-year jail for DAESHi Filipina upheld

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Nasser Salem Al-Haidi upheld the verdict issued by the lower court, which sentenced a Filipina woman who was accused of joining DAESH to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor followed by deportation. According to the case file, Ministry of …

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HH Amir attends, patronizes opening of Kuwait Motor City

‘Unique project meets regional, int’l standards for motorsports’  KUWAIT CITY, March 28, (KUNA): Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, the ceremony for the opening of Kuwait Motor City was held in Arifjan on Wednesday. Upon arrival, Minister of Amiri …

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