Friday , November 17 2017

Arab Times

Absconders on 18 get straight

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: The General Department for Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor is receiving applications from expatriate workers, who have been reported absconding by their sponsors, to help them rectify their status, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily said only those workers who hold residence …

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Indian recruiters facing restrictions move to Gulf ; Nurses travel to Dubai for interview

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: Private Indian recruiters who hire nurses to work in foreign countries including the GCC countries and particularly Kuwait, have found a new way to overcome restrictions imposed on them by the Indian government, according to a report by the Express News Service. These recruiters now reportedly …

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‘Tax scheme is still in early stages, imposition gradual’ – MEW ‘punishes’ MoE for not settling bills

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: Ministry of Finance has notified Ministry of Commerce and Industry that the tax sector is still in preparation to adopt the decisions taken for developing a tax system in Kuwait under the supervision of the World Bank, indicating that the tax system will be gradually implemented …

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Asian call traders arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: Officers from the General Residency Affairs Department arrested six Asians for operating illegal international call centers in Farwaniya. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry revealed the department acted on a tip off and the officers set a trap by using three international call websites to …

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Bedouns among two held for drug trafficking, theft cases

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: A 27-year old Bedoun youth was arrested as he was wanted by law for 13 theft cases and for enforcing a three-month sentence issued against him. According to security sources, Capital securitymen headed by Lieutenant Colonel Fahad Al- Hamidi, under the guidance of Capital Security Director …

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Filipina aborts fetus

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: A Filipina has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital under police guard, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added the health condition of the woman worsened after she allegedly aborted her fetus. Fearing arrest if she went to a government hospital, the …

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Theft at knifepoint; Cash, jewelry taken

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: A Syrian has informed police that six unidentified people burgled his house, indicating they used a sharp object to threaten his son so they were able to steal cash amounting to KD 2,500, several pieces of jewelry valued at KD 1,800, three identification cards and three …

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India talks tough on black money in hunt for hidden billions – ‘Era of tax havens has come to an end’

NEW DELHI, Sept 30, (AFP): When an Indian deadline for declaring illegal assets expires Wednesday, billions of rupees hidden in foreign bank accounts or funnelled into property abroad will emerge into the light — or so the government hopes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power last year pledging to crack …

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Top Iran leader warns of ‘harsh’ measures over Hajj disaster – After billions spent on safety, Saudis lost control of deadly crowd

TEHRAN, Iran, Sept 30, (Agencies): Iran’s top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia of “harsh” measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate the bodies of more than 200 Iranian pilgrims killed in last week’s Hajj stampede. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning came as Iran summoned Riyadh’s envoy for …

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Russia in 1st Syria strikes – 36 killed

MOSCOW, Sept 30, (AFP): Russia launched air strikes in war-torn Syria on Wednesday, its first military engagement outside the former Soviet Union since the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979. Russian warplanes carried out strikes in three Syrian provinces along with regime aircraft as Putin seeks to steal US President Barack …

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