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Region to witness increased tourist arrivals

9/6/2011The hotel occupancy in Kuwait grew by three points, touching 61 percent, in comparison to that recorded during same period last year, according to report by Al-Tameer Company for Real Estate Investment.

Kuwait women permitted to sponsor their non-Kuwaiti husbands, kids

9/6/2011The immigration departments in all governorates have begun implementing regulations that permit Kuwaiti women to sponsor their non-Kuwaiti husbands and children.

Temporary visa ban by Kuwait disrupts vacation plans of families

31/5/2011With Kuwait having stopped issuance of visas to nationals from Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Syria, several families have been facing difficulties.

Ministry may permit expats to transfer residence to other companies

31/5/2011The Ministry of Labour may issue a decision that permits expatriates to transfer residence to other companies.

Ministries working towards approval of residence transfers

26/5/2011The officials at Immigration General Department, including Ministry of Weather and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour have agreed to permit holders of Article 17, 20, 22 and 24 visas to transfer to Article 18 and 19 visas, and work in commercial and industrial sectors, after applying for the transfer at the labour department.

Kuwait imposes temporary ban on visas for five nationalities

26/5/2011Nationals from Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria are banned from entering Kuwait, the Kuwait media reports.

Shelter for accommodation of mal-treated expat workers

18/5/2011A budget of KD700,000 has been approved for establishment of a shelter for expat workers, who have escaped from their sponsors due to maltreatment, delayed payment of salaries and labour problems.

Wide-scale campaign launched on residency violators in Kuwait

18/5/2011The Acting Assistant Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports, Maj Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al-Rashed, has announced the launch of security clampdown on residency violators.

Expo City announces real estate exhibition in Kuwait

12/5/2011Kuwait International Property Show will be held between 22nd and 25th May at the Regency Kuwait Hotel, involving participation of 20 local and foreign real estate developers, announced Expo City.

Nearly 600 workers laid-off by Wataniya Airways

12/5/2011The Kuwait National Airways (KNA), also known as Wataniya Airways has laid off atleast 600 workers and has terminated aircraft lease contracts.

Residence law violators given opportunity to legalize status during amnesty

27/4/2011The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour in Kuwait has issued work permits to residence law violators so as to legalize their status during the amnesty period.

Kuwait Ministry approves new pay scales for school teachers

21/4/2011The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has approved new salary scales for school teachers, and has requested the Ministry of Education to begin the pay out procedures.

Expat health insurance policy to cost minimum KD130 annually

12/4/2011The new health insurance policy for expatriate personnel will cost minimum of KD130 every year, while families are liable for special discounts, revealed the Head of the Founding Committee of New Health Insurance Company, Mohammad Al-Munaifi.

Kuwait to suspend issuance of work permits indefinitely

12/4/2011The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has announced plans to suspend issuance of work permits indefinitely, owing to growth in number of marginal workers in the country.

World Travel Exhibition 2011 to kick-start in Kuwait next week

30/3/2011The World Travel Exhibit 2011 will be held next Wednesday at the Internationl Fair Ground, said the Kuwait International Fair (KIF) yesterday, adding that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, represented by the tourism sector will sponsor the event.

Pass test to confirm qualification, says Labour Minister

30/3/2011The Labour Minister in Kuwait has emphasized on specifying the exact job descriptions in the Kuwaiti labour market, so as to facilitate appointment of qualified personnel that fulfill their specifications.

Jazeera Airways announces increased summer frequencies

22/3/2011Award-winning airline, Jazeera Airways, has announced that it has included more flights to its summer schedule this year, including flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Damascus and Jeddah.

Kuwait Airport to ease departure procedures of residency law violators

22/3/2011The Kuwait International Airport aims to ease the departure procedures of residency law violators intending to leave the country by air.

Airport development projects underway

15/3/2011The Minister of Communication and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs and Chairman of Supreme Council for Civil Aviation, Dr Mohammad Al-Busairi emphasized the significance of contract signed on project management services to develop Kuwait International Airport.

Expats in private sector urge Ministry to re-consider old residency law

8/3/2011Several expatriates working in the private sector have appealed to Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Dr Mohammad Al-Afasi, to once again analyze its decision of linking residency period to validity of commercial licenses granted to some private firms.

NBK records 17% growth in national workforce in 2010

11/2/2011The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has reported a 17percent growth in its national workforce during the year 2010.

Kuwait to operate first superjumbo A380 aircraft in the world

11/2/2011Kuwait operates the worlds first superjumbo A380 aircraft this month, in honour of the Kuwait National Day which falls on 25th February.

Kuwait to implement Smart Passports in 2012

1/2/2011Work on Smart Passports will conclude by end of this year, and they will be effective since 2012, said the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs, Maj.

Proposed GCC railway link on track

26/1/2011The proposed GCC Railway linking the six GCC nations will be 2117km in length, the officials revealed.

First Ring Road in Kuwait only 56% complete

26/1/2011Only about 56percent of the work on the KD29mn First Ring Road project has been completed, ever-since the signing of the contract five years ago, revealed a senior official at the Ministry of Public Works (MPW).