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India scraps bank guarantee clause for maid recruitment

KUWAIT: The government of India has scrapped with immediate effect the $2,500 bank guarantee measure that was enforced earlier for recruitment of Indian female domestic workers for Kuwait, a press…

Municipality sets up hotline to receive complaints

The Municipality is in charge of clearing waste and garbage in public places. But if it is construction debris or other waste in large quantities left over by companies, it…

Kuwait ranks 90th worldwide and 3rd in GCC on terrorist funding index

KUWAIT: Kuwait was ranked 90th worldwide and 3rd in GCC on the 2017 international money laundering and terrorist funding index. According to the report issued by The Basel Institute on…

Excess expat workers; Replacing expat

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Social Affairs And Labor issued a ministerial decision mandating employers to pay a fee of KD 250 per work permit for excess expat workers, noting that…

Syrian visas subject to security checks

KUWAIT: Responding to a parliamentary proposal suggesting allowing the issuance of family visit visas for Syrians residents, Deputy PM and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah said opening of family visit…

Amir to meet Trump, discuss regional issues

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah began his official visit to the US capital, Washington DC yesterday, during which he will meet US President Donald Trump…

Total sells stake in Norwegian oil field to Kuwait

PARIS: French oil giant Total said yesterday it has agreed to sell its remaining stake in a Norwegian oil field to Kuwait so that it can focus on its recent…

Employment issues

I have written about this many times before but I will continue to say, we are blessed in Kuwait (and the GCC) to have such a diverse workforce. Some countries…

Children’s rights

Childhood is the most important stage in a human’s life. Article 9 of the Kuwaiti constitution affirms that “the family is the base of society in which motherhood and childhood…

Seeking scapegoats

As far as I know, no international court would hear cases filed by individuals against sovereign states except the European Human Rights Court, which jurisdiction is limited to the countries…

Keralites celebrate Onam

KUWAIT: The Keralaites in Kuwait yesterday celebrated Onam, Kerala’s harvest festival, with traditional enthusiasm and gaiety. Fortunately, ‘Thiruvonam,’ the most important day during the 10-day-long festival, fell on the fourth…

Unlicensed TV channel

KUWAIT: High-ranking security sources said Kuwait has handed over Saudi national Sheikh Fayez bin Damkh, who was arrested over charges of launching an unlicensed TV channel from Kuwait under the…