Arab Times

CSC lifts ban on appointing expats to 208 vacant professional slots

Kuwaitis represent 42 pc of total ‘Health’ employees, shows study KUWAIT CITY, May 24: A recent study concerning the distribution of employees at the Ministry of Health according to nationalities showed Kuwaitis, until the first quarter of this year, constituted 26,825 of the total 63,508 personnel, indicating Kuwaitis represented 42 …

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Laws concerning Bedouns complicated, frustrating

The situation of Bedouns is one of the most complex legal matters in the country, as a generation after another passes without any solution to their legal problem since the government refers to them as ‘illegal residents’. Laws evolve and change in different sectors to better serve the people. Only …

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Business faults Court decision over taxation – Cabinet urged to act

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The decision by the Court of Cassation to impose income tax on exclusive agents and distributors has angered many businessmen who said it will hurt the trend to turn Kuwait into a financial hub and attract foreign investors, reports Al-Rai daily. Faisal Al Mutawa, Chairman of …

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Kuwaitis warned not to travel Nipah virus affected areas mainly Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa

NEW DELHI: Kuwaiti Embassy in New Delhi issued a warning on Thursday to Kuwaiti citizens in India and those planning to travel to the nation to avoid regions affected by the deadly Nipah virus. The Nipah virus has presumably affected a few regions in Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa resulting in …

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Two ministries join forces to curb begging, street vendors

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is coordinating efforts with the Ministry of Interior to contain the menace of begging and the phenomenon of street vendors during the holy month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily said this was disclosed by the Undersecretary of …

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Yemeni Infiltrator caught

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: A Yemeni national was arrested for entering the country illegally and begging in front of a mosque in Farwaniya area. According to security sources, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah had instructed the distribution of securitymen in …

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Smokers arrested on Kuwait International Airport

KUWAIT CITY, May 24:The Environment and Judicial Police officers have issued citations against 20 against violators of the Environment Protection Law, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, all those were arrested (except one) during a surprise to the Kuwait International Airport for smoking in ‘No Smoking’ areas after the Taraweeh …

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Companies occupying govt land warned

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The Safety and Security Department at the Kuwait Municipality branch in Mubarak Al- Kabeer inspected companies using State land without obtaining a permit. The inspection campaign was carried out simultaneously with the launching of the media campaign entitled, “Contact Us,” aimed at raising public awareness on …

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Many held in ‘drifting’

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: Ahmadi securitymen launched a number of security campaigns in Sabahiya, Umm Al-Haiman and Wafra areas during which they arrested nine individuals who were caught driving dangerously. According to security sources, Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa, after receiving complaints concerning reckless drivers, formed a security team …

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Kuwaitis in Oman advised to be cautious over cyclone Mekunu

Oman police urge residents of coastal areas to move to safer places MUSCAT, May 24, (KUNA): Kuwaiti citizens in Oman have been advised against impact of the incoming storm Mekunu which has reportedly wreacked havoc on the Yemeni island Socotra in the Arabian Sea. The State of Kuwait Embassy in …

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