Husband’s permission, hijab required for women to enter Kuwait Army.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah has set six conditions to allow women to join Kuwait’s army in line with the fatwa issued by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs’ fatwa authority. They include obtaining the legal guardian’s or husband’s permission,...

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British Ambassador Lewis visits Shakespeare’s tomb in Kuwait.

British Ambassador to Kuwait Belinda Lewis visited the tomb of the former British Commissioner in Kuwait, Captain William Shakespeare, in honor of his memory. The embassy said in a statement that Captain Shakespeare is considered the second British commissioner who was appointed in Kuwait, and he held...

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Call to check validity of e-passports; Some to expire soon.

The Citizenship and Passports General Department at the Interior Ministry has advised citizens to check the validity of their passports; as the e-passport was issued about five years ago, so the passports of some will expire soon, reports Al-Anba daily. Citizens, who are 21 years old and above, can renew...

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‘60-year-olds’ pleased with new decision.

Renewal of residence begins from SundayThe decision to allow the renewal of work permits for expatriate workers who have reached the age of sixty years and above, who hold a high school certificate or less and its equivalent certificates, was met with great satisfaction by this category of expatriates....

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Termination of consultants working in ministries.

In a step towards reducing expenditures and controlling the appointment of workers, the ministers in the new government formation have responded to the request of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to end the use of the expertise of consultants in the ministries, agencies and bodies affiliated with them,...

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Spain removes Kuwait from “safe countries list”, face stricter restrictions.

Travelers from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay face stricter restrictions on entering Spain, as these countries have been removed from the “safe countries list”, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting the SchengenVisaInfo. com website. The decision was announced...

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Infection cases jump to 5,742 … Omicron best vaccine?

Kuwait on Tuesday said 5,742 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s caseload to 508,372, according to health ministry data. Some 4,856 more people recovered from the virus to up the number of those to have overcome the disease to 459,655, according to ministry...

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Kuwait jumps 5 spots in corruption index.

Kuwait has jumped five places to a rank of 73 out of 180 countries in a global index of perceived corruption, the country’s anti- corruption watchdog (Nazaha) said on Tuesday, citing a report by Transparency International. The annual report, which measures perceptions of corruption and graft, does...

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Over 3,000 forced to quit market.

‘Facelift cuts number of real-estate agents’Head of the Kuwait Union of Real Estate Brokers Abdulaziz Al-Dughaishem affirmed that the number of real estate brokers decreased from 3,700 to only about 700 in the past year, after they were approved by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Anti-Money...

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MoSA bent on ‘battling’ social media e-beggary.

The Charity Societies Department in the Ministry of Social Affairs has completed the controls and requirements for collecting donations during Ramadan, and submitted the documents to the Undersecretary of the department for approval, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting reliable Charity Societies...

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