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UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has begun a three-month visa amnesty program, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their permits but prevented from leaving until they pay the penalties. The government isn’t releasing specific numbers, but says …

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Law doesnt permit to transfer factory visa to visa 18

My son is working in Kuwait since July 2016 in a company producing rolling shutter slats. He is a graduate and he is working as a storekeeper/secretary. He got a better job in a logistic company as he is also holding diploma in shipping and logistics. Now it’s understood that …

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Zain H1 net profit rises 5% to KD 86.4 mn

Data revenue up 10%; customer base grows 5% to reach 47.4 million KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Zain Group, a leading mobile innovator with operations in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated financial results for the six months to 30 June 2018. Zain served 47.4 million …

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KOC to award contracts

KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has decided to award three contracts valued at KD 23 million ($100 million) covering maintenance of some buildings north of Kuwait and establishment of roads leading to Ratqa oil fields, reports Al-Anba daily. Sources said KOC will award the first contract worth …

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Kuwait said will not waver in executing economic reform

Relatively improved global oil prices help cut budget deficit KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Kuwait will not waver in executing the economic and financial reform initiated three years ago through activation of economic reform document submitted by the Ministry of Finance, which has become the national program for economic and financial …

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PAM issues circular on work timings, absence from ‘duty’

Employees urged to adhere to contents of circular KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Public Authority for Manpower has issued a circular concerning work timings, attendance and absence from work and reduction of work timings. The circular calls on employees to adhere to the items of the circular starting from Aug 5. …

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5 soldiers at Camp Arifjan found recently infected with salmonella

‘Inspection and assessments ongoing’ KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Five soldiers at Camp Arifjan were found to be infected with salmonella recently, reports armytimes.com. Some of the staff assigned at the base, which is considered home for about 14,700 military, civilian and contract personnel, exhibited food poisoning symptoms from July 15- …

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Withdraw private doctors from overseas panels: MP

Plan to verify workers credentials KUWAIT CITY, July 31: In a bid to stop what he described as ‘manipulations’ in committees in charge of decisions regarding overseas treatment, MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei submitted a proposal to prohibit doctors engaged in private practice from being members of these committees. He explained some …

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Counterfeiters will face criminal charges and imprisonment: Sheikh Nimr

Consumers can file complaints about counterfeit goods KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Assistant Undersecretary for International Organizations and Foreign Trade Affairs at Ministry of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Nimr Al-Sabah insists that counterfeit goods turns public consumers away from buying original products which in turn causes the owners of the original …

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MoH stops sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany

KUWAIT CITY, July 31: The Ministry of Health has stopped sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the ministry has instructed all committees in charge of overseas treatment, hospitals and centers to stop the issuance of any recommendation for treatment in Germany. Sources clarified that …

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