Kuwait Updates

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 for qualified expatriates who are below the age of 30. In a letter addressed to the Authority, the...

Read Full Article 15-Dec-2017

Warning Over Photo Ban At Holy Mosques


The ministry of awqaf and Islamic affairs yesterday issued a directive to all Kuwait hajj convoy owners, reminding them of a recent Saudi decision number banning all types of photography within the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah. The directive said that in a bid to avoid Kuwaiti pilgrims...

Read Full Article 15-Dec-2017

Fahaheel Al Wataniya School Wins Overall Championship At Kalolsavathanima


Kalolsavathanima 2017, first ever Indian school youth festival in Kuwait conducted by Thanima in association with ASIANET News has an impressive closing. Fahaheel Al Wataniya School won the overall championship. Rose Prince (Junior) of United Indian School, Abbasiya and Aiswarya Shaji...

Read Full Article 13-Dec-2017

Pearl Of Kuwait 2017 Winner Announced


After nearly a month of voting campaign and tough competition, THANIMA Kuwait and Promise Kuwait has declared the winner of A P J Abdul Kalam Pearl of Kuwait 2017 contest.  Mohammad Mishal of grade XII from Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK Senior) was crowned as the winner. This...

Read Full Article 13-Dec-2017

Nine New As Amir Confirms Cabinet – Amir’S Son Named Defense Minister


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Sief Palace His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. During the reception, His...

Read Full Article 12-Dec-2017

MoI Warns No New Amnesty For Iqama Violators


The director general of the residency affairs directorate said the interior ministry will not give another opportunity to iqama violators to correct their legal status with the possibility of...

Read Full Article 12-Dec-2017

Procedure Completed To Replace Expats: Al-Mesad


Director of Fatwa and Legislation Department Advisor Salah Al-Mesad said the sector has completed procedures to replace expatriates with Kuwaitis in administrative positions. He requested Civil...

Read Full Article 12-Dec-2017

No Plans To Reverse Health Fee Hikes: Minister


Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi strongly denied social media reports claiming that his decision to increase health service fees for expatriates was going to be reversed, noting that the decision...

Read Full Article 11-Dec-2017

Expatriates Shun Public Hospitals As Hike Bites


At Sabah Hospital, it is no longer business as usual. The wards appear to be empty with few patients around. At the male ward, Kuwait Times spoke to one of the patients (or rather the only...

Read Full Article 11-Dec-2017

No Plans To Lay Off Expat Teachers


The education ministry’s assistant undersecretary for general education Fatma Al-Kandari announced that expat teachers of certain subjects will not be laid off, adding that the Civil Service...

Read Full Article 10-Dec-2017

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