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Expat oil workers protest unpaid allowances

KUWAIT: A number of expatriate laborers working for a company that has a contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in Rawdatain yesterday went on strike in protest over not receiving…

MP proposes taxes on expats’ money transfer

KUWAIT: MP Faisal Al-Kundari yesterday proposed that the government should tax the overseas money transfers of expatriates working in the country. Kundari proposed a 2 percent tax for transfers of…

Questions highlight controversy over airport expansion project

KUWAIT: MP Askar Al-Enezi yesterday sent a series of questions to Minister of Public Works Ali Al-Omair over the controversial KD 1.32 billion contract for the expansion project of Kuwait…

UNCHR lauds Amir’s humanitarian role – UNHCR, KFAED sign landmark agreement

KUWAIT: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. The landmark cooperation between the two…

Prime Minister starts Asian trip today – Visit includes Bangladesh Japan, South Korea, Vietnam

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is set to travel today to Bangladesh, the first leg on an Asian tour that will also take him…

Bangladeshi male domestic workers’ recruitment allowed

KUWAIT: Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah issued a circular to immigration departments in Kuwait’s six governorates allowing citizens to bring Bangladeshi…

Palestinian Authority passports hinders recruiting teachers

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior (MOI) recently sent the Ministry of Education (MOE) a memo rejecting the latter’s request to issue residency visas for Palestinian teachers it intends to recruit…

MEW Advisor (Egyptian) collected KD 1 million in bribes

KUWAIT: The public prosecution sent a Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) advisor (Egyptian) to the central prison after he confessed to charges that he accepted bribes from companies contracted…

Man mugged by friends; Cross-dresser arrested

KUWAIT: A citizen with six of his friends beat another friend in Salwa and robbed him of his belongings. The victim lodged a complaint at Salwa police station and told…

Firefighters free camel trapped in Rahaya desert

KUWAIT: Firefighters freed a camel that was trapped in a hole in Rahaya desert. A Jahra occupational rescue team headed to the scene after the incident was reported, dug around…

Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers

First US cruise in decades arrives in Havana – Cubans give an enthusiastic welcome to ship