Kuwait Updates

Used Books Bazaar Open To Public At Kuwait National Library


A second-hand and rare books bazaar kicked off at the National Library of Kuwait on Tuesday as part of the Al-Qurain Cultural Festival’s various activities and functions. The three-day event, co-organized by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature and Kuwaiti Writers...

Read Full Article 18-Jan-2018

Indian Expats Dismayed Over New Color Code For Passports


A decision by the Indian government to issue passports in two colors - blue and orange - and leave the address page of the document blank has created a lot of consternation among Indian expats in Kuwait. According to new rules, Indians who require emigration clearance (ECR) - those who have not...

Read Full Article 18-Jan-2018

Fatwa And Legislation Department Lays Off Expat Researchers


Fatwa and Legislation Department recently became the first government body to implement the policy of replacing expats with citizens 100 percent, Al-Qabas reported yesterday quoting informed sources. The sources explained that the department’s director, Chancellor Salah Al-Mas’ad,...

Read Full Article 16-Jan-2018

Local Banks Instructed To Increase Kuwaiti Employees To 70 Percent


Efforts to nationalize leading positions in the banking sector have been relatively fruitful so far, according to Well-informed banking sources who stressed that 33 percent of those positions, including CEOs, their deputies, department managers and heads of various sections are currently...

Read Full Article 16-Jan-2018

Kuwaitization Of Public Sector Jobs Urgent Priority


The finance ministry has begun work on executing the plan to Kuwaitize government jobs, and is sending letters to ministries and other government entities in coordination with the Civil Service...

Read Full Article 15-Jan-2018

Don’T Buy Food From Unlicensed Vendors: Authority


The public authority for food and nutrition announced confirming the contents of its decision number 4/2017 issued on Dec 5, 2017 pertaining individuals and companies advertising food products on...

Read Full Article 15-Jan-2018

India Minister Visits Kuwait, Eyes Speedy Solution To Labor Issue


India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Dr (Gen) V K Singh said that Indian government is keen on finding a solution to a long-pending issue of unpaid salaries involving Indian...

Read Full Article 14-Jan-2018

Kuwait FM Meets Indian Counterpart, Receives Envoy’S Credentials


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received yesterday his visiting Indian counterpart V K Singh. During the meeting, both sides...

Read Full Article 12-Jan-2018

MP Propose KD 1,000 For Driving License For Expats


MP Safa Al-Hashem filed a parliamentary proposal to resolve the problem of traffic jams in Kuwait, calling to impose exorbitant fees on expats when issuing driving licenses, renewing them and...

Read Full Article 11-Jan-2018

Health Minister: Treat Critical Patients First, Collect Fees Later


Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision prioritizing the treatment of urgent cases at all hospitals without any delay in diagnosis or providing immediate treatment in order...

Read Full Article 11-Jan-2018

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