Tuesday , September 18 2018

Arab Times

Finance Ministry to urge independent and govt agencies to control expenses

‘Ministry not an open treasury’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: Ministry of Finance is considering informing a number of government and independent agencies about the need to avoid exceeding the amounts allocated to them in the budget, especially with current and future contracts, reports Aljarida daily. According to sources from the …

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Kuwait stocks retreat further; volume rises

Gulf Bank drops 13 fils; Ooredoo gains KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: Kuwait stocks pulled lower on Wednesday as the market reopened after one-day break. The All Shares Index fell 10.04 pts in sluggish trade to 5126.37 points weighed by Kuwait National Cinema Co and some of the heavyweights even as …

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Mortgage law urgently required for real-estate sector: Alghanim

National Assembly approval needed KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: Secretary of Real Estate Association Qais Alghanim says the mortgage law is urgently required for the real estate sector, stressed that the Kuwait Credit Bank will not be able to provide the required loans especially after the distribution of large number of …

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MPs brandish grilling in medical malpractice, death of girl

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: MPs have denounced the repetition of medical errors which resulted in deaths, demanding for an end to these mistakes. They asked Minister of Health Dr Basil Al-Sabah and officials in his ministry to bear responsibly for the death of a young girl identified as Durra Al-Herz …

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Anti-graft body pledges to fight corruption, back transparency

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The Public Authority for C o m b a t i n g Corruption in partnership with various government agencies as part of its efforts continues to promote integrity, transparency and combating corruption in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. A familiar source told the daily close cooperation …

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DGCA completes return of 2,266 passengers with cancelled flights

Wataniya Airways will be charged KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (KUNA): Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced completing the return of 2,266 passengers to Kuwait, whose flights on Wataniya Airways were cancelled. In a press statement released Wednesday, DGCA said the passengers returned from Istanbul, Trabzon, Beirut, Malaga, Athens, Baku, …

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Ministry takes necessary measures against ‘Coronavirus’, says official

Death of 13-year-old Durra will not pass unnoticed: minister KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (Agencies): The Ministry of Health has taken all measures needed to ensure the safety of citizens and expats against the Coronavirus, said the ministry’s Undersecretary Mustafa Redha. The official’s remarks were made in press conference on Wednesday, …

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Total number of expats with valid residency is 2,861,380: statistics

‘2,017,084 are males and 844,296 females’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The latest statistics issued by the Directorate-General of Residence Affairs, which is one of the sectors of the Department of the Nationality and Travel Documents headed by Major- General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf, revealed the total number of expatriates with valid …

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World Happiness Report: Kuwait ranks 45th out of 156

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 45th out of 156 countries with a score of 6.083 in the 2018 World Happiness Report published Wednesday. On the other hand, Kuwait ranked 34th out of 117 countries with a score of 6.207 in the happiness ranking for the foreignborn. World Happiness …

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No. of expats to increase to 5mln with opening of Silk City Project

‘Govt must offload 90 pct of services it manages’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The total amount allocated for providing salaries to the employees of the government sector will increase to KD 24 billion after 2025, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting governmental sources. They indicated that the country’s budget might increase to …

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