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Family visit visas for expats reissued

Family visit visas for expats reissued
Kuwaiti resumes issuing family visit visas for expatriates. Government has recently scrapped COVID-19 curbs

Kuwait halts fees on e-transfers

Kuwait halts fees on e-transfers
Kuwait halts contested fees on individuals’ e-transfers. Central bank steps in after move stirred controversy and to boost digital shift.

90% attendance rate in govt sector after Eid holidays

90% attendance rate in govt sector after Eid holidays
90% attendance rate in Kuwait government sector after after the nine-day Eid al-Fitr holidays.

Eid holidays put breeders in difficult situation

Eid holidays put breeders in difficult situation
The 9-day Eid al-Fitr holiday had a negative impact on livestock and halal breeders, according to latest reports.

Kuwait seeks to invest $750 mn in Pakistan projects

Kuwait seeks to invest $750 mn in Pakistan projects
Kuwait-backed units are planning several projects in Pakistan valued at $750 million, marking one of the largest investments in the South Asian country in recent years.

Direct flight from Kuwait to Manchester helps students

Direct flight from Kuwait to Manchester helps students
Kuwait Airways’ direct flight from Kuwait to Manchester helps students.

Kuwait billionaires richest worldwide

Kuwait billionaires richest worldwide
Kuwait billionaires richest worldwide, according to the latest The “Elite Quality Index”report.

Criminal Laws Review Committee holds 1st meeting

Criminal Laws Review Committee holds 1st meeting
Criminal Laws Review Committee held its first meeting at Kuwait Society of Lawyers.

Boursa Kuwait records a 60% profit jump in Q1

Boursa Kuwait records a 60% profit jump in Q1
Boursa Kuwait records a 60.6 percent net profit jump in the first quarter of 2022.

GCC citizens allowed to use IDs to enter Kuwait

GCC citizens allowed to use IDs to enter Kuwait
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior reinstates the waiver of travel documents to citizens of GCC member countries.

MoCI activate control over domestic recruitment offices

MoCI activate control over domestic recruitment offices
Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry begins activating its control over domestic labor recruitment offices.

Kuwait upgrades in intellectual property rights

 Kuwait upgrades in intellectual property rights
Strong enforcement of intellectual property laws in Kuwait reassures investors that their creativity is adequately protected.

Kuwait's crown prince accepts government's resignation

Kuwait's crown prince accepts government's resignation
Kuwait Emiri decree accepts government resignation. Emir asks government to stay on in a caretaker capacity.

Sri Lankan envoy praises Kuwait's humanitarian effort

Sri Lankan envoy praises Kuwait's humanitarian effort
Sri Lanka’s ambassador Othman Jawhar praised Kuwait’s efforts in the international humanitarian arena.

New service for issuing work E-visa for private sector

New service for issuing work E-visa for private sector
Public Authority for Manpower and the Ministry of Interior launches new service for issuing work visas online for the private sector.

Kuwait scraps almost all COVID-19 curbs

Kuwait scraps almost all COVID-19 curbs
Kuwait revokes all COVID-19 curbs. All people will be given access to public places regardless of vaccination status.

RT-PCR tests no longer required for passengers

RT-PCR tests no longer required for passengers
Kuwait has revoked all anti-coronavirus vaccination and PCR testing restrictions on incoming travellers.

Govt to motivate Kuwaitis to work in private sector

Govt to motivate Kuwaitis to work in private sector
Kuwait Civil Service Commission is implementing a plan to develop a mechanism to attract citizens to work in the private sector.

Prices of commodities likely to be revised after Eid

Prices of commodities likely to be revised after Eid
Prices of commodities likely to be revised after Eid break; Traders air grievances

Eid 2022 - Nearly half mn Kuwaitis to travel overseas

Eid 2022 - Nearly half mn Kuwaitis to travel overseas
352,000 Kuwaitis and expats are expected to spend Eid holidays outside Kuwait.

Booster dose still being given at Mishref vax center

Booster dose still being given at Mishref vax center
Booster dose is still given at Kuwait Vaccination Center in the Mishref exhibition grounds and other health centers.

Ramadan 2022 - Domestic workers cost rises

Ramadan 2022 - Domestic workers cost rises
Kuwaiti families are in quandary due to the shortage of domestic workers and presence of excess work during the holy month.

Kuwait Bank holidays from 1st May to 4th May

Kuwait Bank holidays from 1st May to 4th May
Eid Al-Fitr 2022: Bank holidays in Kuwait from 1st May to 4th May.

Eid 2022 - 2800 flights to carry 352000 passengers

Eid 2022 - 2800 flights to carry 352000 passengers
Kuwait: Departing passengers to make up 60% of total air travel. 2,800 flights to carry 352,000 passengers in Eid holiday

Kuwait's pilgrim quota rolled back to 3622

Kuwait's pilgrim quota rolled back to 3622
Saudi Arabia has said 1m pilgrims to attend this year’s Hajj. Kuwait’s pilgrim quota rolled back to 3,622
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