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Kuwaitis facing inflation may be granted KD100 allowance


According to government sources, plans are on to increase the cost of living allowance for Kuwaiti employees in government departments to face the increase in prices of consumer products following implementation of subsidies rationalization decisions.

Kuwait Airways heads into expansion phase


The Kuwait Airways is heading into expansion phase to include partnerships, following a restructuring plan which helped cut losses, said an executive at the state-owned airline.

India, Kuwait finalize deal on recruitment of nurses


The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Kuwait, together with the Indian Embassy have signed a deal finalizing the modalities of recruitment of nurses from India, thereby paving way for hiring nurses only through three government agencies.

Municipality works to convert old cemeteries to public parks


The municipality in Kuwait is planning to convert old cemeteries into public parks, despite some on-going protests over such moves.

Kuwait City Metro procurement to begin in early 2016


According to Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, new advisers have been appointed for the planned Kuwait City Metro and procurement will begin in first quarter of 2016.

Public Sector in Kuwait to get five-day Eid al Adha holidays


The Eid Al-Adha holiday will be for three days this year, starting 22nd September, coinciding with the standing on Arafat Day until Saturday.

New procedures to protect foreign labour rights


The Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower, Abdullah Al-Mutawteh, emphasized that Kuwait is trying its best to protect labour rights, and is strict with those trying to infringe on the rights of its foreign workforce or breaks into the labour law.

Kuwait prepares to host the Gulf Cup as scheduled


The Chairman of the Board and Director General of Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour Al-Sabah emphasized that Kuwait would be ready to host the 23rd Gulf Soccer Cup on time.

Childrens Cultural Festival unveiled in Mishref


The Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah, unveiled the 17th edition of the children and pre-teens cultural festival at Abdulaziz Hussein Cultural Centre in Mishref.

360 Mall hosts series of Ramadan activities


The iconic 360 Mall in Kuwait has truly embraced the spirit of the Holy month of Ramadan through several social initiatives involving the ideas of good health and hospitality.

16th May officially declared as Kuwaiti Womens Day


Kuwait has declared 16th May as Kuwaiti Womens Day, and plans an annual celebration on the day.

Residency Visas linked to passports validity from 1st Jan 2016


The Director, Residency Directorate Ministry of Information, Maj Gen Talal Ibrahim Maarafi, emphasized that beginning 1st January 2016, Residency Visas given to expatriates would be linked to the validity of their passports, which is in line with Article 12 and Article 15 of the Residency Law.

Kuwait announces work hours for public sector during Ramadan


The Civil Service Commission in Kuwait has officially announced the working hours for public sector during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins in two weeks.

Government reviews strategic alternative to salary scale


The State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah said Kuwait can save $10billion if the strategic alternative to the salary scale is implemented, which indicates the proposal is still under review and consultations are on progress to arrive at a decision which pleases all concerned parties.

Law permits six expat families to reside in single private residential house


A maximum of six expatriate families are allowed to reside in a single private residential house, provided, the total number of members in a single house is not more than 35, clarified, Eng.

Kuwaitis lament about high cost of hiring domestic help


According to Bureaus Fadhel, the Head of Kuwait Association for Domestic Workers, the mounting cost of hiring domestic helps in Kuwait is due to the recent deliberate suspension of housemaids from more than 12 countries.

Civil Service Commission to officially stop expat recruitment


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has officially announced its decision to stop recruiting expatriates under the services category, or the second contract for the first time and will only renew contracts of workers in government sectors who meet the age conditions.

Kuwait may win Schengen visa exemption soon


Kuwait has touched an advanced point in negotiations with European Union to exempt Kuwait nationals from Schengen visa, said well-informed government sources.

Kuwait likely to recruit maids through established companies


The government in Kuwait has accepted a proposal to establish a company to recruit domestic helps and replace several recruitment offices aiming to slash expenses, said MP Ahmad Lari, a member of National Assembly Financial and Economic Affairs Committee.

Kuwait plans suspension of expat employment in public sector


The special committee formed by the Cabinet to correct the population structure in Kuwait has suggested suspension of employment of expatriates in the public sector, except those with rare specializations that are not commonly found among nationals.

Increased construction works in Kuwait likely to boost elevator market


With the construction of skyscrapers, airport expansions and forthcoming Kuwait Metro, the elevator and escalator market in Kuwait is likely to see a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.

Significant increase in expat medical fee likely


The fee for medical services for expatriates will increase considerably, said Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi, and while the Ministry Undersecretary refused to reveal new amounts, he did agree that the committee is now studying the completed work and submitted a report to minister.

Kuwait mulls tax uniformity for local & foreign firms


Kuwait is considering proposal to introduce uniformity in tax rates for local and foreign companies.

Jaber Stadium to be ready for opening by year-end


After several years of delay, the Jaber Stadium will be ready for opening by the year-end, said Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth and Sports.

Unified contracts for expat labourers


All contracts for expat labourers working in Kuwait will be unified and will include special clauses and conditions meant to protect rights of labourers.