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Monthly Archives: May 2016

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 salaries that have been delayed because of some problems...
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 up to KD 100, 4 percent for transfers of between...
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 International Airport. The lawmaker said that the ministry is insisting...
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 agencies was signed between UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi and...
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 to Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Kuwait and these...
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 domestic helpers. The decision covers male workers only, and according...
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 for the next school year, because they held passports...
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 with the ministry. A security source said detectives discovered a...
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 them he received a phone call from a friend...
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 the camel's stuck leg, then pulled it out of...
RIYADH: One of Saudi Arabia’s most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers and plans to cut thousands of jobs held by Saudi nationals, a Saudi daily reported yesterday, citing an anonymous company official....
HAVANA: The first US cruise ship to travel to Cuba in half a century docked in Havana yesterday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between the old Cold War foes. A crowd of onlookers waved Cuban and American...

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