Kuwait Updates

Harbi Insists No New Health Fee Hike, Denies Expat Died Due To Non-Payment


Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi denied plans to further raise fees for medical services provided to expats and stressed that the recent fee hikes were made to provide better healthcare and develop work in various medical departments. Harbi added that the decision to increase expats’...

Read Full Article 10-Dec-2017

Joy As Kuwait’S Football Ban Lifted After More Than 2 Years


World football governing body FIFA announced yesterday it was lifting its suspension of Kuwait, after the National Assembly adopted a law meant to end government interference in the sport. “The suspension of the Kuwait football association is lifted,” FIFA’s president Gianni...

Read Full Article 07-Dec-2017

K. Jeeva Sagar Appointed As The Next Ambassador Of India To The State Of Kuwait


K Jeeva Sagar, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Kuwait. Sagar, who hails from the state of Andhra Pradesh, had worked as the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador of India to the Republic of...

Read Full Article 07-Dec-2017

Food Authority Urges Public To Avoid Unlicensed Vendors


The Public Authority for Food and Nutrition recently urged both citizens and expatriates to be more careful when dealing with unlicensed food vendors, especially those who provide home delivery services. The authority’s general manager and chairman Essa Al-Kandari warned unlicensed...

Read Full Article 06-Dec-2017

Schools In Some Areas To Close During Summit


Schools in some areas will close during the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Summit on Dec 5-6, said a statement by the education ministry yesterday. In a press release, the ministry...

Read Full Article 05-Dec-2017

Indian Embassy Clarifies On Aadhaar Card For NRIs


In the recent past several Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) have been asked to submit or link their Aadhaar number to avail the...

Read Full Article 05-Dec-2017

Interior Ministry Blocks Some Roads Tomorrow For GCC Summit


Interior Ministry announced yesterday that some roads will be blocked tomorrow due to the arrival of several delegations partaking in the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Summit. In a...

Read Full Article 04-Dec-2017

Interior Ministry Scraps Vehicle Impoundment Decision


Interior ministry has rescinded a decision to impound vehicles found in violation of traffic regulations, pending amendments to traffic laws soon. The decision has been made to ensure stringent...

Read Full Article 04-Dec-2017

Assembly Passes New Sports Law With Landslide Majority


The National Assembly yesterday passed a new sports legislation with an overwhelming majority that the government and Assembly speaker said will pave the way for FIFA and the International Olympic...

Read Full Article 04-Dec-2017

Health Committee To Study Proposals On Reducing Health Free For Expats


Head of the parliamentary health committee MP Humoud Al-Khudayer said the committee will study proposals to reduce health fees for expats. He said some of those who submitted the proposals find...

Read Full Article 28-Nov-2017

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