Arab Times

Kuwait to introduce sales tax in January 2018 – One on reforms

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: Representatives of various economic agencies have recommended increasing public spending in order to boost the economy and activate the role of the private sector in economic activities, says Chairman of the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee MP Faisal Al-Shaye. Al-Shaye made the statement after the …

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‘Decision to lift ban on Pakistanis in the hands of Manpower & MoI’

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The relationship between Kuwait and Pakistan remains strong and continues to develop along with positive commercial cooperation, whereas there has been no problem in terms of the presence of Pakistanis here, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind …

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KFAED signs KD 10 million loan agreement with Lanka

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: A Loan Agreement was signed today in Colombo between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will extend a loan of Kuwaiti Dinars ten million (KD 10,000,000), equivalent to about US$ 34 million, …

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48 Kuwaitis among 411 TB cases in 2015

KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (KUNA): Some 48 Kuwaitis are among 411 people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in 2015, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday. The ministry’s Public Health Department Director Dr Yousuf Mendakar revealed the figures during a ceremony marking the World Tuberculosis Day, March 24. TB patients …

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IOC says ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban

BERLIN, March 24, (RTRS): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it says it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said on Thursday. Kuwait has rejected the …

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New visa procedure

Firstly, we would like to say that as always you are doing a great service by explaining to us all the procedures and rules in Kuwait. I really appreciate your help in understanding the complex laws of Kuwait. My question to you: I am currently on a different visa and …

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BELGIUM NAMES BRUSSELS SUICIDE BOMB BROTHERS – Manhunt for prime suspect intensifies

BRUSSELS, March 23, (AFP): Authorities on Wednesday named two suicide bombers who struck Brussels as brothers linked to the prime suspect in the Paris attacks, as a manhunt for a third assailant in Belgium’s bloodiest terror assault gathered pace. Belgium’s federal prosecutor named Ibrahim El Bakraoui as one of two …

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Couple convicted for ‘starving’ their maid

SINGAPORE, March 23, (AFP): A Singaporean couple were convicted on Wednesday of violating employment laws for starving their Philippine maid until her weight dropped to 29 kilograms (64 pounds). Trader Lim Choon Hong and his wife, Chong Sui Foon, both 47, admitted failing to provide enough food for a foreign …

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American Muslims decry Cruz ‘surveillance’ remarks – ‘We’re targeted even if it’s not our fault’

DEARBORN, Mich, March 23, (AP): Some American Muslims feel they are once again on the defensive following presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s suggestion that Muslim-dominated neighborhoods should be subject to increased surveillance in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State militant group. “We’re targeted even …

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Male, female domestic workers arrested in raids

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Securitymen raided four apartments in different locations and arrested nine male and eight female domestic workers. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the raid was carried out based on directives from Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Sector Major General Adeeb …

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