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UAE offers long-term visas to rich and educated

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will offer long-term visas to rich property investors, senior scientists and entrepreneurs in an effort to support its economy and real estate market, which have been hurt by low oil prices. Until now, visas for foreigners to live in the Arab world’s second biggest economy …

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Black market bleeds ministry medicine

MP disputes population numbers KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: The government’s statement on the population structure is inaccurate as the population of foreigners grows faster than Kuwaitis, says MP Saleh Ashour. Ashour cited statistics stating that the Kuwaiti population increases by three percent per year while that of foreigners increases by …

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More than 5,000 Filipinos enter Kuwait each month

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: Head of Domestic Labor Offices Union Khalid Al-Dakhnan revealed that more than 5,000 Filipino workers are entering Kuwait on a monthly basis, reports Al-Rai daily. He affirmed that there is no delay in the travel procedures for Filipinos at the Embassy of Kuwait in Manila, praising …

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Expat remittances up 7% – KD 2.2bn sent from Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: Remittances of expatriate workers in Kuwait have increased by 7.2 percent to reach $7.31 billion (KD 2.2 billion) in the first half of this year compared to $6.82 billion remittances sent in the same period last year. Thereby, Kuwait comes third among the Gulf countries with …

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Kuwaiti arrested in Bangladeshi taxi driver murder case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: Four days after the corpse of a Bangladeshi taxi driver was found on a street in Jabriya area, a Kuwaiti citizen in his 30s was arrested for allegedly murdering the victim. According to a press statement issued by the General Department of Public Affairs and Security …

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French police disperse fuel protesters in Paris

PARIS, Nov 24, (Agencies): French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain …

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Not sure Sunday will be holiday

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: The government has not yet taken a decision about declaring Sunday, November 25 as a holiday, as it will depend on the timing and volume of the expected rain, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed governmental sources. They said, “We can neither deny nor confirm if Sunday …

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‘No more long queues at health insurance centers’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Mohammad Al-Subai’e declared that the queues at the health insurance center has ended, reports Al-Anba daily. He explained that all visitors completed their transactions on Wednesday due to which there will not be any congestion. The working …

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UNRWA ‘thanks’ Kuwait for $42.1 million contributions

NEW YORK, Nov 22, (KUNA): The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has expressed its deep gratitude to Kuwait for the extraordinary contribution of $42.1 million received on Nov 14, bringing the Kuwaiti contributions towards the UNRWA Programme Budget in 2018 to over $50 million. “I …

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‘Lion of Hawally’ under probe in new financial corruption case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Khalifa, aka ‘Lion of Hawally’ is being interrogated in a new case of financial corruption in the Interior Ministry other than the ‘hospitality expenses’, reports Al-Rai daily. A reliable source said Al-Khalifa was Assistant Undersecretary for Finance and Administrative Affairs in the Interior Ministry …

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