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Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break

Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break
Kuwaiti authorities allow expat teachers to travel for school break. Travelers will bear ‘full responsibility’ in case of failure to report back to work.

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record
Visa violations in Kuwait reach a record 180,000. Ministry of interior has given a Grace period to amend visa status till January 31.

New domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait

New domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait
Kuwait government announced that it will allow for the recruitment of new domestic workers starting January 17.

Kuwait introduces new fees on government services

Kuwait introduces new fees on government services
Kuwait’s Minister of Trade and Industry issued a decision imposing new fees on services provided by the Public Authority for Manpower,

Kuwait MoE scraps first semester exams for students

Kuwait MoE scraps first semester exams for students
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education announced that there would be no paper or online exams for the first semester of the current academic year.

Kuwait Emir: AlUla agreement is a historic achievement

Kuwait Emir: AlUla agreement is a historic achievement
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah has praised the AlUla agreement as a “historic event.”

Kuwait Information Ministry staffs IDs renewed

Kuwait Information Ministry staffs IDs renewed
Kuwaiti Information Ministry staff ID’s that expired on December 31 will be extended for three months as a step to devise a mechanism for renewal.

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats
Kuwait extends grace period given to illegal expatriate residents to modify their status for yet another month.

Kuwait considers laying off 600 stranded expat teachers

Kuwait considers laying off 600 stranded expat teachers
Kuwait government is considering terminations for 600 expatriate teachers who are still stranded abroad due to travel restrictions.

Food ration cards for 60,000 domestic workers cancelled

Food ration cards for 60,000 domestic workers cancelled
The Ministry of Trade will be cancelling 60,000 food ration cards of domestic workers who are no longer working under their employers as of the beginning of January.

American institute awards Kuwaiti architectural design

American institute awards Kuwaiti architectural design
The American Institute of Architecture has awarded Kuwait University Construction Program for a design at the KU-affiliated Sabah Al-Salem University City.

Indian Embassy to celebrate 60 years of Kuwait ties

Indian Embassy to celebrate 60 years of Kuwait ties
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two friendly countries during 2021-2022.

Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only

Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated that Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only - those arriving from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Beirut.

Kuwait has second highest population growth in the Gulf

Kuwait has second highest population growth in the Gulf
Statistics from GCC-Stat shows Kuwait has the second highest population growth in the Gulf. Between 2015 and 2019, population growth on average was 3%.

No performance-based bonuses for sacked expats

 No performance-based bonuses for sacked expats
The Ministry of Public works has not awarded performance bonuses to non-Kuwaiti employees who will be laid off, Al Anba reported.

Engie to provide sustainable drinking water in Kuwait

Engie to provide sustainable drinking water in Kuwait
Engie Solutions collaborates with KFAS and Trashtag to provide sustainable drinking water solutions to low-income migrant communities.

Flights to resume from Kuwait to Egypt

Flights to resume from Kuwait to Egypt
The head of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Yousef Al Fouzan, revealed that flights from Kuwait to Egypt will resume, local media reported.

First Kuwaiti scientific experiment in space station

First Kuwaiti scientific experiment in space station
The first ever Kuwaiti scientific experiment was launched into the International Space Station, a major achievement for the Gulf state.

Opening session of new parliament on December 15

Opening session of new parliament on December 15
Opening session of new parliament will be held on December 15. Elections resulted in a 60% change in parliament, as many MPs lost in their seats

8000 expatriate children violating residency rules

8000 expatriate children violating residency rules
More than 8,000 expatriate children in Kuwait are now violating the residency rules because of the failure of their relatives to register them after birth.

Stateless Bidoon's register for employment

Stateless Bidoon's register for employment
Hundreds of Stateless residents 'Bidoon' have registered for employment on the Tayseer platform for job seekers.

Kuwait PM: content with medical preparations, turnout

Kuwait PM: content with medical preparations, turnout
His Highness PM Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said he was satisfied with medical preparations for parliamentary elections, which “are different than the previous 60 years"

Kuwait Illegal expats urged to legalise status

Kuwait  Illegal expats urged to legalise status
Illegal expats in Kuwait are urged to legalise their status. Month-long grace period is given to unlawful residents.

COVID-19 patients are eligible to vote in elections

 COVID-19 patients are eligible to vote in elections
Kuwaitis infected by COVID-19 are also eligible to vote in elections. Constitution grants every citizen the right to vote.

Kuwait introduces new compulsory health insurance

Kuwait introduces new compulsory health insurance
Kuwait’s Health Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) introduces new compulsory health insurance costing KD130.
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