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US blocks Kuwait UN draft on Gaza violence

UNITED NATIONS, US, April 1, (AFP): The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border that left 16 dead, diplomats said. Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans protested near the border on …

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15 people killed in fatal Kuwait bus crash

KUWAIT, April 1 (KUNA) — Two buses packed with passengers slammed into one another Sunday, leaving at least 15 people dead and four others wounded, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. Four other people remain trapped in the vehicles following the collision, a KFSD statement revealed. Meanwhile, Kuwait Oil Company …

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Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina’s murder

Kuwait City, April 1, 2018 (AFP) -A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said. The court issued the sentence in the first hearing in the case of Joanna …

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Panel to ‘vote’ today on proposal to impose taxes on expats remittances

2% tax for below 100 KD transfer – 4% between 100 and 499 KD – 5% tax above 500 KUWAIT CITY, March 31: Parliament’s Financial and Economic Committee will Sunday, April 1 vote on the proposal submitted by MP Faisal Al- Kandari to impose taxes on the remittances of expatriates. …

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Duterte holds out for state-to-state contract

KUWAIT CITY, March 31: Migrant Workers Affairs Undersecretary at the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola expressed on Friday the Philippines appreciation and gratitude to the Kuwait government for its goodwill in reaching out to the Philippine government to discuss the refinement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) …

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Kuwait condemns Israeli violence – ‘Will’ will hold

NEW YORK, March 31, (Agencies): As 16 people lie dead and more than 1,400 others are injured, the State of Kuwait, in a statement to a UNSC session late Friday, expressed “utter condemnation” of the Israeli venomous acts against innocent Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Kuwaiti Permanent Representative to the …

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MP wants action on recruitment of domestics before start of Ramadan

Questions forwarded to finance minster on plans to stop wastage of funds KUWAIT CITY, March 31: MP Faisal Al-Kandari has called on the concerned authorities to hold accountable the domestic labor offices proven to have manipulated fees for recruiting domestic workers, especially now that Ramadan is fast approaching. He also …

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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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