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Kuwaiti woman wins UAE ‘Hope Makers’ award

DUBAI: Kuwaiti female volunteer Manal Al-Musallam was named the ‘Hope Maker’ of 2018 by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.…

Prime Minister inaugurates Jazeera Airways terminal

First terminal operated by private airline in the Middle East KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday inaugurated Jazeera Airways’ terminal at Kuwait International Airport.…

No new medical fees for expats; conflicting reports on levying VAT

KUWAIT: The health ministry has instructed its medical centers and hospitals that it has not raised medical fees for expatriates recently, after the increase which was implemented in October last…

Domestic helpers’ department halts procedures in preparation for transfer

Health Ministry, Kuwait Medical Association to address doctors’ concerns KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) domestic helpers’ department stopped processing all domestic labor-related procedures as well as receiving related complaints…

Bootleggers held with 171 alcohol cartons

KUWAIT: The interior ministry’s relations and security media department announced that drugs control detectives arrested three Asians with 171 cartons of various brands of alcohol. Case details indicate that DCGD’s…

Jahra murder suspect denies charges

KUWAIT: A bedoon man accused of killing a middle-aged Kuwaiti national in Jahra and attempting to kill his son denied any connection with the murder and told the public prosecution…

Kuwait affirms commitment to minorities’ protection worldwide

Kuwait participates in conference on victims of violence in the Middle East BRUSSELS: Kuwait underlined yesterday its full belief in the importance of joint international efforts in protecting minorities and…

US Embassy advises travel agencies for better visa experience

KUWAIT: The US Embassy’s Consular Section and the Foreign Commercial Service held a seminar for travel agents on May 9, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Hotel entitled, ‘Helping Your Clients…

Crown Prince, Premier meet ministers taking part in GCC economic meeting

Amir offers condolences to Indonesian President KUWAIT: His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday at Sief Palace First Deputy Prime Minister and…

MP claims government not serious in replacing expats

Lawmaker threatens fifth grilling against Sabeeh KUWAIT: MP Safa Al-Hashem blasted the government yesterday for not giving jobs to unemployed Kuwaitis, saying financial allocations for the appointment of nationals have…

Demographic imbalance: Ball thrown in parliament’s court

KUWAIT: Security sources described actions taken so far by the interior ministry to address the demographic imbalance problem as lacking, saying that the ministry has passed the buck to the…

MoI still handles domestic labor recruitment

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Development Hind Al-Sabeeh said the Cabinet’s decision to transfer the domestic help department from the Ministry of…