Kuwait Updates

UNSC Accession Big Accomplishment To Kuwait’S Foreign Policy: Ambassador


Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said yesterday that Kuwait’s accession to the Security Council is considered a major achievement of the Kuwaiti foreign policy, as it is considered one of the most important United Nations organs...

Read Full Article 04-Jan-2018

Kuwait Enters UN Security Council


Kuwait, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council yesterday “to make a difference”, the body’s president said. “Peace and security are difficult to...

Read Full Article 03-Jan-2018

Expats Remitted $15 Billion In 2016


The GCC Central Statistics Center’s annual report showed expatriates in Kuwait remitted $15 billion (around KD 5 billion) in 2016, while total expat remittances from GCC states amounted to $111 billion in the same year. The report added that Saudi Arabia topped the list, where expats...

Read Full Article 03-Jan-2018

E-Media Strongly Competing Against Traditional Media


Electronic media have become a strong competitor against their traditional counterparts, Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri said yesterday. The ministry of information said Jabri’s statement came during his reception of the head of Kuwait’s Union of Electronic Media (UEM) Faisal...

Read Full Article 29-Dec-2017

Under-30 Expat Ban On Hold


Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said the ministry has delayed the implementation of a decision to ban the recruitment of expatriates who are under 30 years of age. The decision...

Read Full Article 28-Dec-2017

Dec 31 And Jan 1 Declared As Official Holidays


The Cabinet announced yesterday that next Sunday and Monday - Dec 31, 2017 and Jan 1, 2018 - will be official holidays. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas...

Read Full Article 26-Dec-2017

Security, Medical Preparations Completed For 23rd Gulf Cup


All security measures are completed in preparation for the 23rd Gulf Cup football tournament, the Interior Ministry said yesterday. Director of Public Relations Brigadier General Adel Al-Hashash...

Read Full Article 20-Dec-2017

Health Minister: Statement On Fees Blown Out Of Proportion


New Health Minister Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah yesterday said that his statement on revising increased medical charges on expatriates was “blown out of proportion”, insisting that he did...

Read Full Article 19-Dec-2017

MPs Up In Arms Over Possible Scrapping Of New Health Fees


Lawmakers yesterday threatened to question new Health Minister Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah after he said that he will review the rise in medical fees imposed on expatriates for possibly scrapping them....

Read Full Article 18-Dec-2017

Law Banning Permits For Below 30 Expats Opposed


The Kuwait Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has requested the Public Authority for Manpower to exempt SMEs from Decree No. 1280 of 2017, which forbids the issuance of work permits...

Read Full Article 15-Dec-2017

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