Thursday , October 19 2017

Arab Times

‘Work with Pakistan one more time’ – US troop boost to cost $1b

WASHINGTON, Oct 4, (Agencies): The US military’s top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that the thousands of additional US troops President Donald Trump has ordered to Afghanistan will cost just over $1 billion a year, bringing the total bill for fighting America’s longest war to $12.5 billion annually. During wide-ranging hearings …

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Australia planning tough ‘terror laws’

SYDNEY, Oct 4, (Agencies): Australia unveiled plans Wednesday to hold terror suspects for 14 days without charge and beef up its national database to include biometric data from driver’s licences. New South Wales already permits detention for 14 days, but other states and territories only allow a week or less, …

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Violation of Contract

I am working with a packaging factory as a Sales Manager. My remuneration package includes a base salary+commissions on a slab basis upon achieving targets on a month by month basis. In addition there are other trading items on which I receive commissions too. The agreement I had with the …

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Specialized dental centers not to raise ‘health fees’ for expats

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Specialized dental centers are excluded from the decision to increase health fees for expatriates, reports Al- Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Affairs at the Health Ministry Dr Yousif Al-Dowairi has instructed the heads of specialized dental centers to continue collecting KD 2 (the old fee) …

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Patients in critical condition to be exempted from new medical fees

Minister refutes rumor on resignation KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has denied rumors spread on various media platforms that he intends to resign. Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with assistant undersecretaries and directors of health districts Monday, Al-Harbi disclosed that exemptions from the new …

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‘Deport street brawlers’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Security authorities recently issued strict instructions to refer any person involved in a quarrel, whether it appeared on social media or not, to the concerned security unit for immediate deportation, reports Al-Shahed daily. The decision was taken in view of the prevalence of public brawls — …

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‘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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