Thursday , December 13 2018

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Job titles of Teachers, Lawyers, Engineers, Doctors and Accountants must match degree

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Public Authority for Manpower is about to start implementing the decision to stop the transfer of expatriates (former and newly arrived residents holding university degree in education) whose occupations on their work permit are not identical to their academic specializations to private schools and private institutes, …

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New passenger terminal T2 to open in 2023

Air transport services sector witnesses quantum leap in ’18 KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12, (KUNA): President of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Wednesday that projects and air transport services sector in the country have witnessed vast improvements during 2018 to support …

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Provide info on money laundering, says Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Kuwait had received 22 requests for the availability and exchange of information related to combating money laundering and terrorism financing from 17 countries in 2017, reports Al-Rai daily. According to official statistics, the 17 countries that requested information from Kuwait are the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, …

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Four men summoned after sudden increase in bank accounts

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: The State Security Service has summoned 4 suspects after their bank accounts were found to be ‘infl ated’, reports Al-Shahed daily. They were then referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation after the Central Bank of Kuwait discovered each account was inflated to the tune of …

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Amir condoles France’s Macron over Strasbourg market ‘attack’

Police hunt attacker after 3 people killed Emergency workers escort a woman after a shooting near the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France on Dec 11. (AFP) KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to the French …

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Health mandates guarantor in case expat can’t pay

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: The Health Ministry issued a circular on the collection of medical fees from expatriates, considering a large number of expatriates cannot afford to pay for their stay in hospitals and for surgeries, reports Al-Anba daily. The circular obligates an expatriate patient to have a guarantor who …

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First reading pass on retirement bill

SPEAKER LAMENTS PASSING OF FORMER MP ISMAIL DASHTI KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the proposal to amend the Social Security Law, also known as ‘Early Retirement Bill,’ in its first reading with 40 votes in favor and 16 votes against on the condition that some …

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Kuwait government is keen to fight corruption: Nazaha

2 Customs officials under probe KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (KUNA): The Kuwait Anti- Corruption Authority (Nazaha) referred Tuesday two officials at Kuwait General Administration of Customs to the Public Prosecution on charges of corruption. Dr Mohammad Bouzuber, Nazaha’s Assistant Secretary General for Investigations and official spokesman, told KUNA the suspects …

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Soroptimist Kuwait dons ‘Orange’ in bid to end violence against women

OrangeQ8 local version of global MeToo campaign Soroptimist Kuwait marks Human Rights Day with ‘Orange Pledge’ KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Every year, from 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence serve to …

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Heavy fines for Kuwaitis, Asians caught uprooting plants, trees to feed livestock

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Three citizens and three Asians were referred to the Environment Public Authority (EPA) after the environment police caught them in the act of uprooting Haloxylon plants, reports Al Rai daily. This came after the Environment Police General Department prioritized the inspection of public areas in the …

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