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Ramadan timing for ministries announced

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Kuwait has fixed two different Ramadan timing for the ministries and other government departments.

Kuwait works towards Schengen Visa exemption for nationals

Kuwait is ready to resume negotiations with the European Commission on exemption of Kuwaitis from Schengen Visa, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe Affairs Ambassador, Waleed Al-Khubaizi has confirmed.

Kuwait to increase residence fee of expats

The Ministry of Interior is planning to increase residence fees of foreigners said a local daily.

Expat numbers to be slashed, health insurance must for visitors

A parliamentary plan is in place for discussion at the National Assembly, aimed at urging the government to take immediate actions to resolve demographic imbalance in the country.

Expat medical services to get costlier, Minister confirms


The decision to increase the charges of medical services being offered to expats would be implemented soon, confirmed the Health Minister, Dr.

Kuwait Ministries plan massive downsizing of expat employees


The Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expat employees with Kuwaitis within next five years.

Kuwait government to gradually make public hospitals exclusive for nationals


The government told MPs that their demand to resolve the demographic imbalance is the top priority for the Cabinet.

Horeca Kuwait 2017 expo boosts Kuwait tourism


Kuwait, in its eagerness to develop tourism sector as a platform to showcase youth skill, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, after unveiling the Horeca Kuwait 2017 exhibition, organized by consulting firm Leaders Group, said that there are plans to boost tourism in the country.

Largest Motor Show Automoto 17 opens to public today


The Kuwait Motor Show Automoto 17 has been unveiled to public today, under the patronage of HE Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Homoud Al-Sabah at 10am at 360 Mall and will continue until 21st January.

Jan 1st marked as public holiday in Kuwait


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that Sunday, the 1st January will be a public holiday, to mark the commencement of the New Year, as per a Cabinet decree.

License validity amended for Kuwaitis and Expats


The Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Lt.

China Company to build two new hospitals for expats


The Kuwait Health Assurance Company (KHAC) has signed a KD162mn deal with China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) for building two hospitals with a 600-bed capacity.

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.