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Kuwait calls for int’l partnership against chemical weapons use

PARIS: Kuwait called on Friday for creating an international solid partnership to punish those who evade punishment when using chemical weapons. This came in a statement by Sami Al-Sulaiman, Kuwait’s…

Expats public sector employees down 23 percent in one year

  KUWAIT: The total number of expatriates working in the public sector has decreased one year since the policy of replacing foreign employees with citizens was launched, recent official statistics…

Tips from Kuwaitis on traveling to Turkey

I recently traveled to the stunning metropolis of Istanbul, then headed to the lovely and cozy village of Yalava. However, I felt the need to ask three Kuwaitis who have…

The enduring Ramadan traditions of Kuwait

  Around the world, Ramadan is a time of piety and prayers, fasting and feasting, and spending time with family and friends. But as is often the case, every nation…

Philippines president lifts ban on Filipino domestic workers

Kuwait, Philippines seal deal, ending diplomatic standoff MANILA: A ban on domestic workers coming from the Philippines has been lifted, ending a months-long diplomatic standoff between labor-importing Kuwait and Manila.…

Agreement reached for ‘gradual transfer’ of domestic help department

Trade union accuses manpower authority of manipulation KUWAIT: Director General of the Interior Ministry’s Directorate General of Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi chaired a meeting yesterday with representatives of…

Grand Mosque capacity limited due to constructions

KUWAIT: The Grand Mosque will have a maximum capacity of 18,000 worshippers this year; a limited number compared to previous Ramadan seasons due to expansion works of the First Ring…

Amir receives Turkish invitation for urgent OIC summit on Palestine

Sheikh Sabah congratulates Iraqi leaders on elections’ success KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invite…

Amir, Crown Prince exchange Ramadan greetings with state officials

Defense Minister congratulates political leadership on Ramadan KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a number of cables of congratulations and warm greetings by senior local…

Kuwait urges world to recognize Palestine as an independent state

Palestinians mark ‘Nakba’; Gazans bury the dead; Death toll hits 60 NEW YORK: Kuwait reiterated yesterday that East Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, calling on the international community to…

Philippines asks for ‘creches’ for Filipina housemaids’ day off

Ban on skilled workers lifted but maid ban stays for now KUWAIT: Four days after a labor deal was signed in Kuwait and after assuring the protection of its workers,…

Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021

DUBAI: Kuwait will not implement value-added tax before 2021 but will push ahead with introducing excise tax, parliament’s budget committee said in a statement posted on the Assembly’s website yesterday.…