Wednesday , October 18 2017

Arab Times

‘Workforce in Kuwait sees 3.6 pct increase last June’ – CSB issues quarterly report

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3, (KUNA): The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said Monday the workforce in Kuwait (excluding housekeepers) hit 2,009,071 in last June. The figure reflects an increase by 70,828 or 3.6 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the CSB quarterly report that surveyed the period ending …

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Panel discusses Eurofighter deal with officials from SAB, Defense

Al-Sabeeh response unsatisfactory: MP KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The parliamentary committee tasked to look into the points of interpellation motions against HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday discussed the Eurofighter deal with representatives of the State Audit Bureau (SAB) and Ministry of Defense, says …

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Hearing on petition filed for health fees revocation today

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Administration Court will Wednesday look into the petition filed by Lawyer Hashim Al-Rifai against the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi in which Lawyer Al-Rifai called for the revocation of the new charges on the health services offered to expatriates. In his address to the …

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4 for deportation

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: General Traffic Department, as part of its efforts to maintain the safety of road users and to implement the traffic law, carried out several surprise traffic campaigns in all governorates of Kuwait for ten days from September 17 to September 27. According to a press statement …

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‘My uncle’s kids’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: “These are my uncle’s children” – was how an Egyptian driver justified to a citizen who “guards a state property jealously” when the citizen caught him transporting people who had nothing to do with Ministry of Education in a ministry bus after he finished transporting students …

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No idea why maid attempted suicide: sponsor

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: An Asian woman tried to commit suicide by consuming large number of pills inside the kitchen of her sponsor’s house in Qurain area. According to sources, the Kuwaiti woman went to her kitchen to find her housemaid on the ground with the medicine pack next to …

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Private hospital fined huge for medical error

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Court of Appeals ordered a private hospital to pay compensation worth KD 10,000 to a Kuwaiti woman for a medical error. Lawyer Mubarak Al-Khashab filed the lawsuit against the hospital on the behalf of the citizen. He requested Court of First Instance for temporary compensation …

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VOTE SET TO CEMENT KURDISH CASE FOR INDEPENDENCE

Ex-president of Iraq Talabani dies – Amir offers condolences SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 3, (Agencies): Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany, officials in his party told AFP. Talabani, 83, was Iraq’s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in Iraqi Kurdistan, where voters last …

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Amir condemns Bahrain attack

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday a cable to Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa over the terrorist attack that hit the fellow Gulf country earlier in the day. In the cable, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah voiced …

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Catalans rally in fury – Pique lightning rod in Catalonia chaos

BARCELONA, Oct 3, (AFP): Several hundred thousand Catalans rallied Tuesday in fury at police violence against voters during a banned independence referendum, as Madrid accused regional authorities of “inciting rebellion”. Crowds yelled for national security forces to get out of the region, branding them “occupation forces”, as the national government’s …

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