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Jobs panel takes up expat termination

MP voices fear public sector expatriates hold unauthenticated credentials KUWAIT CITY, July 22: MP Safaa Al-Hashem revealed that the parliamentary Replacement and Job Crisis Committee will meet next week with the concerned governmental bodies to discuss the termination of all expatriates working in the public sector. She claimed most expatriates …

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Philippine-Kuwait ‘relations’ calm despite tension experienced lately

New crisis has hit recruitment market KUWAIT CITY, July 22: The Philippine-Kuwaiti relations remain in a state of calm in the wake of tension experienced in the last period, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting an official source at the Philippines Foreign Ministry in response to a question about the …

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Egyptian suspect admits forging certificates during interrogation – 1,000 out of 9,000 issued fake

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: An Egyptian suspect identified as M.S during interrogation admitted forging several bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates bearing the names of Egypt’s private and government universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. Apparently, the forgery was done quite professionally, because the accused was part of a team that sealed and …

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Syrian trucker caught with massive cache of drug pills

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: A Syrian truck driver was arrested for attempting to smuggle 377,000 Captagon pills into the country by hiding them in his heavy vehicle. In a press statement, Director General of General Customs Administration Consultant Jamal Al-Jalawi explained that the customs officers at Abdali border checkpoint suspected …

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Iran warns on ‘mother of all wars’

US launches campaign to erode support for Tehran DUBAI, July 22, (Agencies): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” but he did not rule out peace …

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‘Gold’ is no longer haven for investors – Plagued by suspicions

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: It is no longer realistic that gold is regarded the safe haven of investors, considering Kuwait recently witnessed an illegal profit in the gold trade, which is plagued by suspicions of money laundering, foreclosure or sale by installments in a manner that competes with banks in …

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Expatriate workers ‘remittances’ increase by 3.5 pc in 1st quarter

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: Central Bank of Kuwait revealed that the remittances of expatriate workers in Kuwait increased by 3.5 percent during the first quarter of this year, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, the Central Bank said expatriates’ remittances reached KD 1.029 billion in the first quarter of …

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S&P affirms Kuwait sovereign rating

PUBLIC, EXTERNAL BALANCE SHEETS STRONG OVER NEXT 2 YEARS KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (KUNA): Standard and Poor’s affirmed Friday Kuwait’s (AA/A-1+) long and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings, with stable economic outlook. The credit rating agency, in a statement on its website, said it expected Kuwait to …

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World must act to curb Israeli crimes – Kuwait

Strong Arab rebuttal needed: Speaker CAIRO, July 21, (KUNA): A triumvirate of Kuwaiti parliamentarians have urged the international community to take decisive action over “Israel’s perpetual atrocities against the Palestinian people.” “We need an appropriate and responsive action that addresses the reality on the ground,” Kuwaiti MP Dr Abdullah Abul …

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Be cautious driving during dust: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: The Interior Ministry has issued Saturday severe weather warnings across the country, calling on drivers to take extra precaution due to impaired visibility. Motorists are encouraged to strictly abide by traffic regulations and should not hesitate to ask for assistance by dialing the emergency number 112. …

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