Saturday , January 20 2018

Arab Times

Hold on private school tuition hikes – ‘5% in a year’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: The National Assembly approved Wednesday the recommendation to stop tuition fee hikes in some private schools and suspend any increase in fees until the Education, Culture and Guidance Committee finalizes the Private Education Draft Law. Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa assured the …

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‘Govt sector jobs taken for granted, productivity is low’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the factors that lead to unsatisfactory services in the public sector in Kuwait. The majority of voters blamed poor performance on the fact that public sector jobs are taken for granted. 28 percent felt that …

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Kuwait improves transparency … steady on freedom

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27, (RTRS): Kuwait improved its ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 as it landed on the 55th spot compared to 67th in 2014 with a score of 49 compared to the previous year’s 44, according to the report published by Transparency International Wednesday. Global watchdog Transparency …

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‘Govt’s austerity measures won’t see cut in number of scholarships’ – No discrimination in assigning academic load to teachers: Essa

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27, (Agencies): Minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al-Essa has affirmed that the number of scholarships granted to Kuwaitis studying abroad will not be affected by the austerity measures which the government intends to take soon in line with the directive of HH the Amir Sheikh …

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Number of patients for overseas treatment to be cut

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: Director of Capital Health Region Dr Afrah Al-Sarraf affirmed that the Ministry of Health has been working hard to accomplish some plans and strategies as part of future plans to reduce the rate of patients sponsored on overseas medical treatment, reports Al-Qabas daily. Dr Al-Sarraf said …

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Dependent Residence Passport linking

I have the following query: My daughter’s passport expires in April 2016 whereas her Iqama (residence) expires in August 2017. I am the sponsor and my Iqama expires in June 2016. If I get a new passport for my daughter, will her Iqama be transferred to the new passport as …

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Pope asks Tehran to stop spread of terrorism – Rouhani presents Iran as ME trade hub

ROME, Jan 26, (Agencies): Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability. Rouhani is on a four-day trip to Italy and France, looking to rebuild Iranian …

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Dutch Labour Party supports air strikes against IS in Syria – Islamic State bombing kills two dozens in Homs

AMSTERDAM, Jan 26, (Agencies): The Dutch Labour Party, the junior partner in the coalition government, now supports extending air strikes against Islamic State to Syria, creating a parliamentary majority for approval, an official said on Tuesday. The Dutch government, which already approved sending warplanes to target Islamic State in Iraq …

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Police kills 10 colleagues in Afghanistan’s volatile south

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 26, (AFP): A rogue Afghan policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the country’s volatile south early Tuesday, officials said, the second insider attack on police in just over a week. The Taleban infiltrator then stole their weapons and fled the police outpost …

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