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Kuwait’s foreign policy unchanged, says Sheikh Ahmed

Kuwait’s foreign policy unchanged, says Sheikh Ahmed
Kuwait’s foreign policy will remain unchanged, says Kuwait’s Foreign Affairs Minister.

MPs call on Kuwait trade ministry to replace expats

MPs call on Kuwait trade ministry to replace expats
Kuwaiti MPs requested Kuwait trade ministry to replace expats with Kuwaitis after a recent spike in ration smuggling operations.

Kuwait has always been a source of stability

Kuwait has always been a source of stability
Seamless transfer of power during this period of enormous challenges in Kuwait has underlined GCC stability.

Sheikh Mishal pledges to respect constitution and laws

Sheikh Mishal pledges to respect constitution and laws
Sheikh Mishal takes oath as Kuwait's Crown Prince. He pledges to ‘respect the constitution and laws of the State’

Expats make up 27 per cent of teachers for 2020-2021

Expats make up 27 per cent of teachers for 2020-2021
Expat teachers make up 27 per cent of total number for 2020-2021 academic year. Civil Commission Bureau stipulates non-Kuwait teachers not to exceed 30 per cent

Kuwait parliament term to end on October 8

Kuwait parliament term to end on October 8
The speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly announced that Kuwait parliament term will end on October 8.

Kuwait resolved the complaints of Indian port workers

Kuwait resolved the complaints of Indian port workers
Kuwait has resolved woes of unpaid Indian port workers. The employer’s file has already been partially suspended.

Government revokes request to end parliament sitting

Government revokes request to end parliament sitting
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al Khaled has asked the head of parliament Marzouq Al Ghanem to withdraw an earlier request to end a sitting of the legislature.

UAE declares three days of mourning for Kuwait Emir

UAE declares three days of mourning for Kuwait Emir
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah passes away at 91. UAE declares three days of mourning

Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah appointed Emir

Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah appointed Emir
Sheikh Nawaf appointed as Kuwait Emir. He was sworn in as crown prince in 2006 after Sheikh Sabah was became Emir

Kuwait stops driving licences for foreign students

Kuwait stops driving licences for foreign students
Kuwait to stop issuing new driving licences to expat students and nurses. The decision is reportedly aimed at reducing traffic congestion on the roads

400 expat ministry employees to be sacked

400 expat ministry employees to be sacked
Almost 400 expat employees in the administrative and legal positions will be terminated as part of the Kuwaitization policy.

Kuwait celebrates Saudi Arabia’s National Day

Kuwait celebrates Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Kuwait celebrates the 90th National Day of its neighbouring country, Saudi Arabia.

95 percent MEW Kuwait jobs is now held by Kuwaitis

95 percent MEW Kuwait jobs is now held by Kuwaitis
95 percent of Ministry of Electricity and Water jobs is now held by Kuwaitis following efforts to redress a demographic imbalance.

State commission is keen on the Kuwaitisation policy

State commission is keen on the Kuwaitisation policy
Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission has asked the ministry of education to name foreign employees to be replaced by Kuwaiti citizens.

Kuwait expats with expired residency face daily fines

Kuwait expats with expired residency face daily fines
Expats in Kuwait with expired visas face daily fine. Two dinar penalty for each day they stay in the country illegally.

Kuwait Deputy Emir: 'Everybody equal in front of law'

Kuwait Deputy Emir: 'Everybody equal in front of law'
Kuwait’s Deputy Emir and Crown Prince: ‘Everybody is equal in front of law’. Attorney General thanks Deputy Emir for continued support of public prosecution authority

Expats organize blood drive to thank country

Expats organize blood drive to thank country
Kuwaiti expats have organized blood drive last week to thank country for everything it has done for its residents

Amiri Diwan confirms Emir’s health is stable

Amiri Diwan confirms Emir’s health is stable
The Amiri Diwan confirmed that the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, is in a stable condition and is receiving the necessary treatment.

First females judges in Kuwait Supreme Court

 First females judges in Kuwait Supreme Court
Eight females have been sworn in as judges to the Supreme Court in Kuwait. This is a ground-breaking move after long battle to allow women to serve in role.

Kuwait names new highway after the late Sultan Qaboos

Kuwait names new highway after the late Sultan Qaboos
Kuwait has named new highway after the late Omani sultan Qaboos. This move shows the friendly and close relationship shared by the two Gulf States.

Kuwait teachers assn criticizes Minister of Education

Kuwait teachers assn criticizes Minister of Education
Kuwait teachers association has criticized Minister of Education for his mismanagement of the education issue during the COVID-19 crisis.

Kuwait to resume efforts to resolve 3 yr Gulf dispute

Kuwait to resume efforts to resolve 3 yr Gulf dispute
Kuwait set to resume efforts to resolve 3-year-old Gulf dispute as US Secretary of State called for unity among the allied six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

E-learning for all students during first semester

E-learning for all students during first semester
Kuwait Ministry of Education: E-learning for all students during semester one. Schools expected to resume on October 4 after a seven-month halt due to coronavirus

Kuwait: 3-month extension of residency permits

Kuwait: 3-month extension of residency permits
Kuwait Ministry of Interior has granted 3-month extension of residency permits and visit visas from September 1.
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