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Lawmakers propose to reduce expat population in the country


The lawmakers in Kuwait, namely, Khalil Abul, Oudah Al-Oudah, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain, Omar Al-Tabtabaei, and Ahmad Al-Fadhl have drafted a law to reduce the expat population in Kuwait, to maintain demographic balance in the country within next five years.

New state-of-the-art $775mn Cultural Centre opened


The Sheikh JAber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (SJAAC), worth $775mn, designed by SSH, is one of the leading master-planning infrastructure and building design firms in the Middle East that has been opened in Kuwait.

GCC Railway project tender to open for public bidding early next year


The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) will offer railway project tender for public bidding early next year, given, its commitment to implement the project jointly with other GCC states.

Total Indian expats in Kuwait touches an all-time high


The total number of Indian nationals in Kuwait has touched an all-time high of 9.

Kuwait Juvenile age now lowered to 16 years


The Juvenile age in Kuwait has now been lowered to 16 from 18 years.

Indians among top nationalities working in Kuwait


As per the quarterly statistics by Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait, the total workforce in Kuwait (except domestic labourers), touched 1,938,243 in June 2016, marking a growth from 736,132 recorded in June 2015.

Kuwait real estate sector to stabilize by 2018


According to economic experts in Kuwait, rentals are falling, and the decline will continue early in 2018.

Kuwait International Airport expansion to be completed ahead of schedule


The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, together with Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that Limak Construction Company, responsible for work on Kuwait International Airport (KWI) expansion, has agreed to complete the work in four years instead of six.

Kuwait MP once again proposes fee for services provided to expats


Kuwait MP Dr Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran has once again emphasized the need to increase fee and charges for the services provided to expats, and review their bank accounts.

Environmental fuel project nears 65 percent completion


About 65 percent of the environment fuel project is complete in Kuwait, and 80 percent of the rest will be done by the end of the current fiscal year on 31st March 2017, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

Kuwait vows to protect rights of expat workers


Much attention has been paid to protect rights of expat workers and their employers, in-line with international terms, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al-Subaih.

New innovative Water Park launched


A new waterpark with innovative concepts has been launched at Abu Halifa, next to Kuwait Magic Mall.

Commodities in Kuwait get dearer with surge in petrol prices


In an online poll sought by Arab Times, majority of the voters expressed fears that a steep surge in prices of commodities is likely, with hike in petrol prices just round the corner.

Ministry launches Water Park to boost tourism


As part of its efforts to boost tourism, the Ministry of Information in Kuwait, launched a Water Park on the Fahaheel seaside, adjacent to Al Kout Mall.

Kuwait International Airport services revamped


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared on Wednesday that new measures would be implemented this week to revamp the services at Kuwait International Airport.

Five day Eid Al Fitr holidays from 5th July


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Kuwait yesterday announced that Eid Al Fitr holidays would be for five days from 5th July to 9th July.

China firm to build one of largest education campus in the world


The $580million worth contract for building the government-run Sabah Al Salem University City has been assigned to the Middle East unit of China's State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

National Assembly passes amendments to Labour Law


The National Assembly in Kuwait yesterday passed amendments to the labour law in private sector, increasing penalties against employers suspected of trading in visas, and those not paying salaries on time.

First 4D theatre in Kuwait launched by Grand Cinemas


Under the management of Selim Ramia & Co.

Expat health fees to go up by 15 to 20 percent


The Health Ministry (MoH) has announced that the fees collected for health services provided to expats would go up by 15 to 20 percent, while visitors to Kuwait will have to take up mandatory health insurance before the end of the year.

Latest visa and work permit regulations for expats in Kuwait


Over the past months, there have been several new regulations related to visa and work permits for expats in Kuwait.

South Al Mutlaa City to house 400,000 residents on completion


Kuwait will shortly sign a $1billion contract with Italys Salini Impregilo and Turkeys Limak Construction for its planned South Al Mutlaa City project.

Visit Visa extensions temporarily suspended


The Directors of Residency Affairs Departments in all six governorates have received verbal orders to suspend extension of all types of visit visas until further notice is received.

Air India Express to run two additional flights in Kuwait - Kozhikode route


Air India Express will run two additional flights from Kuwait to Kozhikode from 1st June 2016.

Expat visas of those overstaying annual leave may be terminated


The Manpower Public Authority in Kuwait are considering a proposal to cancel the visa of expatriate in case there is a complaint from the employer about the employee overstaying his designated annual leave period abroad.