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Kuwait embarks on largest-ever operation to clamp illegals


The Assistant Undersecretary for National and Passport Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Maj Gen Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah said that a new plan, which would be the largest ever operation, would be launched soon to arrest more than 100,000 residency violators who have been on the hide for a long time now.

Government project visa transfers of expats suspended


The Director of Manpower Public Authority, Jamal Al Doussary, said that a suspension on transfer of expat government project visa began on 1st January.

New bill submitted for organising housing rentals


A bill comprising 11 articles for organizing the house rental sector by fixing rents of residential units based on location, and penalizing owners who increase home rents illegally, has been submitted by MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan in Kuwait.

Kuwait to stop hiring domestic helps, private sector workers from India


Kuwait is imposing a ban on recruitment of Indian domestic helpers and workers in the private sector.

Kuwait most preferred destination for GCC students


Kuwait is the most favourite destination for GCC students seeking education in other Gulf countries, says the latest report by GCC General Secretariat.

Kuwait embarks on national railway system project


Kuwait will begin its initial steps to work on the national railway system, which form part of the plan to make the system fully operational by end of 2018, a Kuwaiti official revealed.

Cityscape Kuwait set to open doors on 7th December in Meshref


The premier real estate investment and development event, Cityscape Kuwait, will open doors on 7th December at the Kuwait International Fairgrounds in Meshref.

Expat medical fee likely to surge in Kuwait


Ministry of Health is planning to increase the medical fee for expats by 15 percent, particularly for medical examination services, which will be free only for emergency cases.

Kuwait to build new city in Al Ahmadi Governorate


Kuwait plans to build a new city with 25,000 houses in Al Ahmadi Governorate to tackle housing shortage, and the project will soon be presented to the municipal council for final endorsement, say media reports.

Dubai may be ideal second home location for majority of Kuwaitis


Dubai is increasingly being considered as the ideal location for a second home for majority of Kuwaitis, as it is just 90 minutes away by flight.

Kuwait International Airport project draws lowest bidders


A group of Kuwaits Kharafi National and Turkeys Limak Holding have placed their lowest bid for KD1.

Indian Embassy simplifies visa procedures for Kuwaiti nationals


To further ease travel from Kuwait to India for tourism, business, medical treatment and study purposes, the Embassy has simplified its visa procedure for Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates living in Kuwait.

Kuwait lawmaker proposes 20-year expat residency cap


In a recent move, a lawmaker in Kuwait has proposed a 20-year cap on expat residency in Kuwait.

Big Five Kuwait Expo 2014 likely to draw huge global interest


More than 200 exhibitors from across the globe are likely to showcase their products at the Big Five Kuwait Expo, to be held from 22nd to 24th September this year.

Kuwait set to introduce sweeping healthcare reforms


Kuwait recently revamped its healthcare scheme for treatment abroad by slashing daily allowances offered to patients and their companions.

Kuwait International Airport marks steady growth in passenger numbers


The one and only civil airport in Kuwait, namely, the Kuwait International Airport, has grown steadily in recent years, with the national carrier Kuwait Airways, trying to become a global hub carrier.

Kuwait aims to attract more foreign investment into the Gulf State


Kuwait has suspended a programme under which foreign winners of huge government contracts are required to invest in the local economy, said the Finance Minister this week, as it was trying to attract more overseas companies into the Gulf state.

Kuwait Towers may find its place in list of World Heritage Edifices


The National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) was working hard to get Kuwait Towers listed on the UN preparatory list of World Heritage edifices.

Health Ministry signs KD265mn hospital expansion deal


The Health Ministry in Kuwait signed a KD265mn contract for designing, equipping and maintenance of the new Farwaniya Hospital expansion project.

Kuwait Airport launches summer special flights to various destinations


The Kuwait International Airport will begin operation of new direct flights during the summer season to destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Turkey, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday.

Petrol stations in Kuwait will not be privatized


The government-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has cancelled a proposal to privatise petrol stations, but, is in talks to build 100 new outlets to meet demand.

Kidzania Kuwait announces new summer special offers


The family entertainment centre in Kuwait, Kidzania, has announced special summer offer, with entry prices being slashed to half during 1pm to 6pm.

Private sector employees to be included in Indemnity Law


The Parliament has agreed to permit the private sector to participate in implementation of housing projects, particularly in construction of housing units on idle state-owned land.

New regulation for visa transfer process on the way


Workers in Kuwait can work for a different employer during probation period until their visa is transferred, according to latest decision by the government.

Kuwait to tender multi-billion metro rail project in five-year plan


Kuwait will tender the much-delayed USD multi-billion metro rail project in its five-year development plan, revealed Hind Al Sabeeh, the Minister of state for development and planning.