Monday , October 23 2017

Arab Times

Enforcement of VAT system in Kuwait draws mixed reactions – ‘Specific rules, legislations vital to avoid negative consequences’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Enforcement of the Value Added Tax (VAT) system, which is supposed to start from January 2018 in all GCC countries, has been met with mixed reviews in Kuwait. Many welcome the implementation of such a tax system while others reject it. In this context, a number …

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‘Not right to hire expats in fields where citizens can easily handle’ – Foreigners should be fully aware of their duties, rights: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Member of Parliament Dr Jamaan Al-Harbash issued a statement on the employment contracts of expatriates; stressing that priority should be given to citizens in employment in the government sector, because it is wrong to have expatriates working in fields where citizens have the ability to do …

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Shelter established for women subjected to violence, assault – MoH pulls out of GAMCA agreement

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Assistant Undersecr-etary for Development Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hassan Kazem revealed about the establishment of a shelter for women who are subjected to repeated violence and assault, reports Al-Qabas daily. He stressed that the Family Supreme Council is in the process of …

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Cost of sacrificial sheep expected to rise sharply – High import costs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Citizens and observers say as the Eid Al-Adha festival approaches, the cost of sacrificial ‘sheep’ is expected to rise sharply due to lack of buyers, supply and high import costs, reports Al-Shahed daily. They say that due to the high import costs and the reluctance of …

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CBK planning to retire many ‘long-term’ staff – Citizens get additional benefits in quitting jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has started taking procedures to refer a number of employees for retirement as they have been in service for more than 30 years, except those occupying senior positions (department directors) due to their experience, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Clarifying …

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Beware Iran’s ME creep

I DO not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also targets Makkah and Madinah. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been working towards that goal for many years. …

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Subs keep Man Utd perfect – Leicester beaten

MANCHESTER, UK, Aug 26, (AFP): Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck to maintain Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Rashford, dropped to the bench to make way for Anthony Martial, turned in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner in …

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Egypt’s Al-Masri wins Kuwait chess champ’ship men’s title

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26, (KUNA): Egypt’s Khaled Abdel Razik Al-Masri clinched the 15th Kuwait Rapid Chess Championship men’s title with Hazaa Al-Shourfaa taking home the award for best Kuwaiti on Friday. Ferdinand Laming of the Philippines trailed in second followed by another Egyptian Ahmed Ramadan, while India’s Sam Noel won …

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Kuwaiti champions join world drifting tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26, (KUNA): Kuwaiti auto champions Msayar Al-Mutairi and Fahad Al-Jadie will partake in fifth round of the world drifting championship, due to begin in Scotland on Sunday. Ahmad Al-Gallaf, head of the delegation representing Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club, said in a statement to KUNA upon …

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Flyadeal to commence flights next month – Saudi seeks to expand air services to boost tourism

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 26, (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier Flyadeal said Thursday it will start flying next month, as the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy. Flyadeal, a subsidiary of the state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines corporation, will …

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