1,258 traffic violators deported in a month – 1005 vehicles taken to scrap yard: Official

May 18th, 2013 No comments

local13 1,258 traffic violators deported in a month   1005 vehicles taken to scrap yard: OfficialKUWAIT: Kuwait deported more than 1,200 foreigners since the government launched crackdowns against serious traffic violations a month ago, a local newspaper reported yesterday quoting a senior Interior Ministry official.

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Kuwait Airways to buy 25 Airbus planes, lease 13

May 13th, 2013 No comments

Kuwait’s national carrier is due to sign a multi-billion-dollar deal with Airbus to purchase 25 new aircraft valued at $3.0 billion with the first delivery expected in 2019, a well-informed newspaper reported on Sunday.

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MOH warns of fake medicines on sale – 420 cases detected in raids

May 13th, 2013 No comments

fake medicines 300x225 MOH warns of fake medicines on sale   420 cases detected in raids KUWAIT: Pharmaceutical inspection administration at Ministry of Health announced the detention of large quantities of forged marks of medicine and cosmetics which validity has expired, in some of the private pharmacies and some popular markets. Assistant Undersecretary Dr Omar Al-Sayed Omar said in a press release that number of cases found since last year amounted to about 420, through 4,477 inspection round were made.

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Kuwait Hajj quota to remain 8,000: Report – Expats urged to do pilgrimage from home countries

May 13th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: It seems that the Muslim expats living in Kuwait won’t be able to go for Hajj (pilgrimage) this and next year due to the enlarging renovations taking place in Holy Makkah. These renovation works caused that the Saudi authorities responsible for Hajj refused to increase the quota for Kuwaiti pilgrims more than 8,000. So the expatiates were advised to go for Hajj from their home country, as the quota of 8,000 only include 7,000 Kuwaitis and 1,000 Bedoons.

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215 arrested in crackdown in Kuwait

May 13th, 2013 No comments

illegals4 300x201 215 arrested in crackdownKUWAIT: Security sources revealed that criminal detectives carried out one of the largest campaigns covering cafes and suspected areas across all governorates of Kuwait. The campaign led by Colonel Mohammad Al-Sharhan resulted in the arrest of 215 homosexual boys and girls belonging to different nationalities, violators of residency law, drunkards, drug users, gamblers and people wanted in different criminal and civil cases. All the arrested people were sent to the concerned authorities.

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Sounding sirens, first female paramedics hit the road in Kuwait

May 12th, 2013 No comments

medicKuwaiti females have finally made it as staff members at the country’s paramedics teams after the first female unit graduated on Saturday. Abdulaziz Bou Hamyed, a paramedic official, told Al Arabiya this week that ever since the department’s establishment in 1988, its staff members have been men.

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‘Dead’ woman returns to life after delivery in Kuwait

May 12th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Farwaniya Hospital yesterday announced its doctors performed a successful perimortem caesarean section on a clinically dead woman with no pulse or respiratory activity, delivering a healthy baby and reviving the mother. Farwaniya Hospital Manager Dr Hmoud Al-Zobi said a 36-year-old Filipina who was nine months pregnant was hospitalized at 3:30 am on Friday in a critical condition with extremely high blood pressure.

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How to reduce traffic violations in Kuwait

May 11th, 2013 No comments

Ibrahim How to reduce traffic violationsSeveral social media websites went viral about the new traffic violation fines though it was found later that it was merely a proposal under consideration of the concerned authorities at the Ministry of Interior, as per ministry’s own declaration. No doubt, traffic accidents require all sections of the society to work together along with the Ministry of Interior which is concerned about traffic safety.

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Expats deportation hurts Kuwait labor market

May 9th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: The announcement of a government plan to deport 100,000 expatriate laborers annually has negatively impacted the labor market as the cost of recruitment has gone up while visa trafficking has increased, a top unionist said in a recent statement.

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Mercedes-Benz Kuwait launches daring A 250 Sport

May 9th, 2013 No comments

merc 300x157 Mercedes Benz Kuwait launches daring A 250 Sport   Fascinating design Sporty, unique and luxuriousKUWAIT: A R Albisher and Z Alkazemi Co – the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait – has entered an entirely new segment with the launch of the new A 250 Sport, setting a fresh luxury compact car benchmark with a powerful, sporty and luxuriously designed and appointed hot hatch that will excite and enthral the nation’s aspirational go-getting next-big-things.

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Officers in street clothes to detect traffic violations

May 8th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: A traffic police unit dressed in civilian clothes has been assigned to detect violations as part of the Interior Ministry’s efforts to enforce the law on the roads around Kuwait.

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Phone number transfer: Mobile companies heading for fierce competition

May 8th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Fierce competition is expected upon the official launch of the commercial service that will allow clients to switch amongst telecom providers in Kuwait while keeping the digits of their purchased numbers intact. Speaking on separate occasions, clients viewed the service as a step that would lead telecom providers in Kuwait to boost their efforts in pleasing their customers, providing the best services in order to keep their clients from transferring their numbers. Adel Al-Shimmiri, a client to one of the telecom companies in Kuwait, said that his service provider would surely be looking into means to keep him pleased.

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Kuwait campaign to raise awareness about stroke

May 6th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Bayer Healthcare launched a campaign in Kuwait to raise awareness about stroke and the latest remedies developed to prevent and cure this lethal disease that kills more people in Europe each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS and road traffic accidents combined.

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56 Illegal residents arrested in Mina Abdullah

May 6th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Illegal residents were arrested during security raids at Mina Abdullah scrapyard, Wafra Road, Mina Abdullah Industrial Area and Ali Sabah Al-Salem Area on Saturday. The raids resulted in the arrest of 56 persons, of whom 30 did not have identification, 10 were daily wage laborers, and 16 were found to be in violation of the labor law, who also had been issued 11 traffic citations.

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Degree a must for new iqamas, job transfers

May 5th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Assistant Undersecretary for Labor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour Jamal Al-Dousary said a circular will be issued to labor departments in all governorates today that will make university degrees a must when work permits are issued to foreign workers for the first time or when transferring from an employer to another.

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Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined Rs 60,000 at Mumbai airport

May 4th, 2013 No comments

Actor Ranbir Kapoor was detained and fined by the Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) at Mumbai’s International airport on Saturday morning. As per a Zee News report, the actor had not declared duty-free items that he was carrying with him. The actor was intercepted when he was passing through a passage, which is strictly allowed to be used only by officials and airport staff,” Sameer Wankhede, Customs Deputy Commissioner told PTI.

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Indian Embassy in Kuwait to issue tamper-proof passports

May 1st, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: The Indian Embassy, Kuwait will soon start issuing passports with improved security features in order to prevent fraud and counterfeiting of passports. “We will also start issuing passports with enhanced security features soon along with other Indian foreign missions across the world,” said Indian Ambassador Satish C Mehta. The application forms currently in use would remain the same.

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No increases on traffic violation fees: Al-Ali

May 1st, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior’s assistant undersecretary for traffic affairs and the director of the traffic directorate, Maj Gen Abdul Fattah Al-Ali denied any plans to increase the fines levied for traffic violations. “What has been going around across social networks is absolutely untrue and no official decision has been made yet,” he stressed.

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Illegal residents appeal for amnesty, reprieve

April 30th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: Arlene, a Filipino runaway housemaid, and Jabr, a Palestinian plumber, have been in hiding since last month because of the ongoing intensive crackdown by the Kuwaiti government against illegal expatriates. Their prayers, especially on this Labor Day (tomorrow May 1), are for the government to give amnesty to expatriates instead of throwing them out disgracefully or deporting them.

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Bangladeshi held for growing marijuana plants

April 30th, 2013 No comments

 KUWAIT: Police in Kuwait have arrested an expatriate for growing marijuana in a garden. According to reports in the capital, Kuwait City, the Bangladeshi suspect had planted the marijuana in the middle of similar-looking plants in the garden he was supposed to look after. The police arrested him after they acted on a tip about the man’s suspicious activities.

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Kuwait renames 5th ring road after Shaikh Zayed

April 28th, 2013 No comments

2024825413Manama: Kuwait has officially renamed the Fifth Ring Road as the Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road. Abdul Aziz Al Ebrahim, the Kuwaiti minister of electricity and water and the minister of works, said all the signs have been fixed to indicate the new name of the vital ring road in the capital Kuwait City.

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Fee hike suggested for expats in Kuwait

April 28th, 2013 No comments

 KUWAIT: A well-informed government source has revealed that the government may follow the UAE in increasing the fees collected for certain services provided to expatriates. “This can be done through the bill submitted to the parliament for discussion,” the source said, noting that a comprehensive reconsideration of all service fees has to be done.

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Taxation system for expatriates may be implemented

April 28th, 2013 No comments

According to some media sources here in Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance has started taking certain measures to implement a new taxation system for residents.

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It’s all about luck – A nightmare on Kuwait street

April 26th, 2013 No comments

traffic3 300x191 It’s all about luck   A nightmare on Kuwait streetCar parking is already a nightmare during the daytime in Kuwait. But what about the night-time? The General Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior had earlier reported that Kuwait’s roads have the capacity to accommodate 700,000 vehicles only, but almost 1.6 million vehicles ply the country’s roads and streets every day.

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Driving test appointments to be done online in Kuwait

April 26th, 2013 No comments

KUWAIT: In order to keep in touch with citizens and expats and make things easier, the traffic department, in cooperation with the department of data systems, launched a service to make appointments for driving licenses tests on trial basis. The service will start first at the capital governorate, then it will be generalized in all governorates. This service comes as a first stop in the field of developing the traffic services, to make them electronic and provide them over the internet, in order to reduce the crowds in concerned departments.

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