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Customs seizes 14 containers with explosives, fireworks worth KD 7m

 KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Private Security Sector and General Administration of Customs confiscated 14 containers filled with explosives and fireworks that arrived at Shuwaikh Port from overseas, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that a …

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April 15, Sunday holiday marking Israa and Meraj

KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): Next Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Me’raj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement on Monday. The Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session, …

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MPs tussle on remittance tax – Deep divisions

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The issue of remittance tax has led to a state of tug-of-war currently in the parliamentary arena between supporters and opposers of this tax, with each side having their own arguments and evidences, reports Al-Rai daily. Now that the Parliament’s Finance Committee has referred the bill …

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CSC increases number of expats to lose jobs 3,600

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600. The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary …

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Overstaying Filipinos reminded once again ‘Register’ soon to leave

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Philippines Ambassador to Kuwait has once again appealed to overstaying Filipinos to register as soon as possible and not wait, what he called, until the last minute to benefit from the amnesty that was issued by the government of Kuwait to allow illegal expatriates to …

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Selective tax preparation to be done within 1 month

KUWAIT CITY, April 8:  Sources from Ministry of Finance said they are expecting the preparation of the selective tax to be completed within one month. They stressed that the approval of the law will be based on the coordination and results of meetings between the government and the parliament in …

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KHRS expresses concern over rising cases of medical errors in hospitals

Society condoles to family of five-year-old girl who died in Adan hospital KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS) expressed concern over the increasing number of medical negligence cases and medical malpractices in hospitals — about 450 cases per month as per the records of the Criminal Evidence …

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AT LEAST 40 DEAD IN ALLEGED SYRIA GAS ATTACK

Big price to pay, says Trump as Russia warns off military strike BEIRUT, April 8, (Agencies): An alleged chemical attack that left at least 40 dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”. …

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Money transfers spike 25% – Remittance tax seen harmful

KUWAIT CITY, April 7: Senior officials of the local exchange companies have warned of the negative and possibly catastrophic repercussions on the economy and the reputation of Kuwait if a tax is imposed on the remittances of expatriates. The officials stressed it will create a permanent black market in the …

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500 Pakistani violators of Residency Law benefit from amnesty

KUWAIT CITY, April 7: About 500 Pakistanis have benefited from the amnesty that the Interior Ministry granted to expatriates, who violated the Residency Law, to either rectify their status or leave the country, said Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait Ghulam Dastgir, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking at the annual celebration organized …

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