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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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Kuwait urges implementation of ceasefire in Syria

Pro-Syria forces move away from US troops NEW YORK, March 28, (Agencies): Kuwait and Sweden are keen on fully implementing UNSC Resolution 2401 which regards to the 30-day ceasefire in Syria, an act providing a leeway for humanitarian efforts to take effect, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. In a …

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Temporary work permits of 100 days who transferred to another sponsor and for first timers

KUWAIT CITY, March 27:  The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) said the Labor Inspection Department has started issuing temporary work permits valid for 100 days to employees who transferred to another sponsor or during the probationary period if the employees entered the country for the first time. The source called …

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Kuwait Exchange Companies Union says left out of ‘decision’ to tax remittances of expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Exchange Companies Union (KECU) Talal Bahman has accused the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Kuwait and the relevant parliamentary committees of trying to eliminate the role of the union as they did not ask for the union’s opinion about imposing tax …

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Death penalty for Lebanese man for murdering Filipina maid possible

BEIRUT, March 27, (AP): Lebanon’s state-run news agency is reporting that a Lebanese man has been charged with murdering a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait. National News Agency reports that a south Lebanon prosecutor on Tuesday charged 40-year-old Nader Essam Assaf and that …

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177 Kuwaitis among 428 dead in 71,161 accidents filed in ’17

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Annual statistics issued by the General Directorate of the General Traffic Department shows 71,161 accidents took place in 2017, as a result of which 428 victims died, 177 of them Kuwaitis, 21 bedoun, 16 citizens from the GCC countries and 214 people of various nationalities, reports …

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Fraud money exchange shut

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The concerned authorities have shut down a money exchange office for cheating expatriates and bedoun, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting police said this came after the security authorities received several complaints that the money they sent to their family and friends was not delivered. Sources …

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