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$1.8 billion bad debts for laid off expatriates

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s efforts to create more jobs for nationals by releasing foreigners working in the public sector has created a problem when thousands of laid off expatriates became unable to…

Kuwait Food Bank launches water project in India

KUWAIT: Kuwait Food Bank (KFB) launched a project to dig wells in India, in order to provide clean water to residential areas where people suffer from diseases related to water…

Longest lunar eclipse in century July 27

KUWAIT: The world will witness the longest lunar eclipse in this century, Kuwaiti astronomer and researcher Adel Al-Saadoon said yesterday. The moon will start its partial eclipse at 21:24, and…

Central Bank issues BOP report for Q1 2018

KUWAIT: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) published yesterday the preliminary data of the Balance of Payments (BOP) of the State of Kuwait for the first quarter of 2018 and…

Doctor talks stereotyping nationalities in Kuwait

Phenomenon common in Kuwait due to its small population: Dr Hands Stereotyping individuals based on their nationalities is common in many parts of the world, and is evident in Kuwait…

Coming down from Football Fever

What a month it has been for football fans. Even for those like myself who watch and follow the sport 365 days a year, the World Cup creates a magical…

‘Dasha’ marks start of the 30th Pearl Diving expedition

 KUWAIT: At least 175 Kuwaiti youngsters, aged between 10 to 18, embarked in the 30th Pearl Diving Expedition which kicked off yesterday. A traditional send-off ceremony, known commonly as…

Lawmakers slam maids’ company for serving expats

KUWAIT: Two lawmakers yesterday slammed the Durra Company for the recruitment of maids for serving expatriates and demanded to either stop serving expatriates or at least give priority to Kuwaitis.…

MoI tightens traffic laws

KUWAIT: To make citizens comply with the traffic law and obtain and renew driving licenses, and to limit vehicles of expats, sources said the interior ministry has begun implementing new…

Agreement signed to provide private sector jobs for Kuwaiti retirees

Egyptian economist argues Kuwait’s Bedoons could benefit from new citizenship regulations KUWAIT: The Management and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Secretary General Fauzi Al-Majdali and manager of the national project for…

Forged diplomas discovered, ministry employee arrested

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Ministry of Higher Education announced yesterday the discovery of a number of forged diplomas issued by an Arab country in the past few months for various university stages…

Court rejects cop’s compensation demand

KUWAIT: The court of misdemeanor yesterday rejected a police officer’s demand for KD 20,000 in compensation from two citizens who had assaulted him while on duty on grounds that the…

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