Tuesday , October 16 2018


US hospitals ask for $450m for medical ‘treatment’ provided to Kuwaiti patients

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Hospitals in the United States are asking for about USD450 million in expenses for medical treatment provided to Kuwaiti patients on its soil, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting knowledgeable sources. The same sources added a number of hospitals have requested the Kuwaiti health office in Washington to …

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Swedish company will check accreditation of expat engineers – More than 15,000 Indian engineers now face scrutiny

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) has come to terms with a Swedish company according to which the company will check on the accreditation of expatriate engineers working in Kuwait’s labor market, reports Al-Rai daily. “The company has long been working in the Gulf labor market …

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Anyone who ‘disrespects’ Kuwait to be legally pursued: Deputy FM

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (KUNA): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah affirmed on Monday that the Foreign Ministry will not hesitate to legally pursue anyone who disrespects the State of Kuwait and its figures. Speaking to KUNA regarding the path that Kuwait will take in pursuing those who disrespect the country …

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‘Fingerprint’ in public schools will start next year

Delayed due to the tendering procedures KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: The fingerprint system in public schools will be implemented in academic year 2019/2020, not the second semester of this year, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources. This comes at a time the Ministry of Education is seeking to complete the tender …

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Kuwait Airways to buy eight Airbus A330-800neo aircraft

Step towards large-scale fleet overhaul TOULOUSE, France, Oct 15, (KUNA): Kuwait’s national carrier, Kuwait Airways, said on Monday that it has signed a deal to purchase eight aircraft from the medium to long-range Airbus A330-800neo family. The planes are much more fuel-efficient than their predecessors, Kuwait Airways’ Chairman Yousef Al-Jassem …

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Air traffic normal at airport despite sandstorm

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Despite the abnormal weather condition as a result of a sudden sandstorm, aviation at Kuwait International Airport continued as usual, said the Kuwait General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday. DGCA’s Deputy Director for Aviation Services Khaled Al-Shuaibi told KUNA that as the weather continues …

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Probe-panel completes its report – Issues tied to grilling of Al-Rasheedi

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: The committee formed by the Cabinet to probe into issues included in the interpellation of Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi has completed its report on these issues, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily obtained some parts of the committee’s report, which concluded with …

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Govt’s decision to reinstate Kuwaiti citizenship is intimidating … like a silly play

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: “The government’s decision to reinstate the Kuwaiti citizenship of those suspected of destabilizing national security is intimidating. It is like a silly play which justifies a vote of no cooperation in the upcoming interpellations,” says MP Mohammed Hayef. Asked about his concept of no cooperation with …

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MEW collects KD 160m dues until Sept – KD 320m collection eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Consumer Affairs in the Ministry of Electricity and Water Dr Masha’an Al-Otaibi has announced that the Consumer Affairs Sector collected dues amounting to KD 160 million from the beginning of the current fiscal year until September compared to KD 220 million within …

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Bangladeshi zubaidi (Pomfret fish) sold as Pakistani zubaidi in Kuwait fish market

 KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14:  How has the Bangladeshi zubaidi fish invaded the Kuwaiti markets? This question was answered by an informed source at the fish market in Sharq who confirmed the existence of cases of commercial fraud away from the eyes of the Ministry of Commerce, pointing out the …

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