Kuwait: Egypt’s assistant manpower minister suspended for offensive remarks

Kuwait: Egypt’s assistant manpower minister suspended for offensive remarks Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower on Saturday condemned recent social media comments, made by its assistant minister, deemed offensive to Kuwait and its symbols, adding that he has been suspended pending an investigation. The ministry rejects “entirely” what was said by one of its officials, highlighting that it has taken “immediate” legal action against the person responsible for this offence, read a ministry statement carried by Egypt’s state news agency, MENA. The remarks, made on Facebook, are “considered a transgression and a breach and bear no relation the Egyptian government, whatsoever, as this official made the comments on his personal page on the social networking site.” The ministry went on to reveal that it has dismissed the assistant minister of manpower from his position, referring him to investigation “immediately” before a high-level legal committee. The matter will be investigated with the decision taken to suspend him from office during the investigation period. The ministry concluded by expressing its “commitment to the close bilateral relations between Egypt and Kuwait, on the national and people-to-people scale, particularly in light of the nationals of both countries taking part in joint struggles.” “Both sides are committed to these relations and are mutually keen to develop and broaden these ties in the mutual interest of the two peoples.”

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Kuwait: Strict action on people who violate public morals

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Kuwait: Strict action on people who violate public morals The Public Ethics and Cybercrime Department of the Ministry of Interior warns everyone to adhere to public decency and anyone who violates public decency, whether through pictures or clips, will be deported and their names will be added to the list of persons barred from entering the country, while the Kuwaitis will be summoned, local daily reported. Read| Kuwait: Café owners protest against shisha ban Summons will be issued under blatant unacceptable transgression and deliberate violation of customs, traditions and rules of modesty without any justification, reiterating that freedoms are guaranteed, but not through disruptive behavior and publishing inappropriate or shameful pictures. The same sources said the Criminal Security Sector has a list of names of personalities who recently published in the social media unacceptable material which will be examined minutely and action will be taken reiterating indecency will not be tolerated. Kuwait recently deported a Lebanese TV personality and arrested another Iranian ‘Fashionista’ for publishing pictures in the social media that violated public morals. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Previous articleKuwait: Café owners protest against shisha ban Next articleKuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Kuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basil Al-Sabah will be meeting with the representatives of Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways today (Thursday). The minister will discuss the proposals presented by the two companies to start a direct flight from 34 banned countries without the need to spend 14 days in another country. Read| Kuwait: Strict action on people who violate public morals According to the report, the proposal includes a classification of 34 countries into two categories as high risk and low-risk countries. According to the report, three PCR test will be conducted on passengers arriving from high-risk countries, one before departing from the originating country, 2nd upon arrival and 3rd at the end of the quarantine period. People arriving from the low-risk country will be subjected to two PCR test – one before departure and second upon arrive. All PCR test will be at the passengers expense. The proposal also includes reducing the quarantine period to 7 days. It is also reported that the quarantine mechanism and its type would be discussed in today’s meeting. If the plan is approved by the Ministry of Health, it will be applied by the General Administration of Civil Aviation to set health controls and requirements for its implementation. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Previous articleKuwait: Strict action on people who violate public morals Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait government raises alarm about Covid-19

Kuwait government raises alarm about Covid-19 The Kuwaiti cabinet, during its weekly meeting at Seif Palace on Monday, reiterated the call for the citizens and expatiates to take seriously the epidemic situation of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country in the run-up to winter. The meeting, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, was briefed by Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah on the latest developments of the second wave of the contagion of the illness. Read| Kuwait: CSC announce public holiday on October 29th Sheikh Dr. Basel noted that over 40 million people contracted the illness and 1.116 million others died of it around the globe. He also put the cabinet members in the picture about the health situation in Kuwait, including the latest statistics of infections, deaths, hospitalizations and recoveries, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Khaled Al-Saleh told reporters following the meeting. The cabinet members urged all citizens and expatriates in Kuwait to realize the seriousness of the situation as winter approaches and continue committing themselves to the public health precautions and preventive measures, notably social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, and putting on facemasks.

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Kuwaitis and expats under home quarantine can travel abroad

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Kuwaitis and expats under home quarantine can travel abroad There are no restrictions on Kuwaitis and expatriates, under domestic quarantine, wishing to travel abroad, an official source at the Kuwait International Airport has said. “The airport authorities have no objection to the travel of any person during the 14-day home quarantine as long as that person has not shown any sign of the new coronavirus”. Arrivals in Kuwait are required to present a document showing a negative result of the virus-detecting PCR test. They are also required to sign a pledge of spending 14 days in domestic or institutional isolation. Read| Kuwait to reject any request to hire expats in public sector In August, Kuwaiti authorities announced suspending flights from dozens of countries, citing health concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Many domestic workers have been unable to return to Kuwait as a result of the flight ban on their home countries. Domestic workers coming from those countries holding valid residency permits can enter Kuwait, but only after spending 14 days in another non-banned country. “So far, there is no change in the list of the banned countries,” the source said. There has been a shortage of domestic workers in Kuwait after the country stopped issuing new recruitment visas. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Previous articleKuwait to reject any request to hire expats in public sector Next articleMuscat International Airport first in Middle East to get health accreditation certificate Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait to reject any request to hire expats in public sector

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Kuwait to reject any request to hire expats in public sector The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has affirmed that any governmental request to appoint expatriates in public institutions will be rejected, Al Rai Newspaper reported today. The commission made the statement after the daily published news that Kuwait Municipality submitted a request to the CSC to replace the contract of its expatriate employees from the second contract to a contract with a clause on the use of services. “Whenever we receive this type of request, it will be rejected outrightly,” the CSC stressed. Read| Flu shot for Kuwaitis only, says Ministry of Health Earlier last week, Kuwaiti MPs called on the Ministry of Trade to replace expats with Kuwaitis, children of Kuwaiti women or Bidoon (stateless people in Kuwait), after a recent spike in ration smuggling operations. This came after the Ministry of Trade busted 51 accountants, working for Kuwait’s cooperative societies, for attempting to smuggle subsidised food items out of the country to more than one Arab country. The MPs told Al Rai, “The situation is getting worse and the solution should be that the Ministry of Trade should let go of all expats immediately and replace them with Kuwaitis, retirees, children of Kuwaiti women or Bidoon, especially since there has been an increase in reported smuggling operation and a sale of supplies in the black market in areas like Jleeb Al Shuyoukh and Khitan.” Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram Pinterest Linkedin Email Previous articleFlu shot for Kuwaitis only, says Ministry of Health Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait resolves woes of 105 unpaid Indian port workers

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait resolves woes of 105 unpaid Indian port workers The Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower swung into action after what was reported about 105 Al Shuaiba port workers from India who had not been paid salaries since June. The Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Sibi George, confirmed that the Indian embassy provides all necessary services to its citizens and is constantly working with the authorities in Kuwait to address and solve issues that any Indian may face. The PAM staff went to the residence of 105 workers in Mangaf area to resolve the problem as they had received complaints. Read| Kuwait: 105 Indians in not paid salary since June PAM stated that the complaint was about failure to pay salaries, residence/visa not being renewed and passports which the company was holding in addition to inadequate housing. The employer’s file has already been partially suspended due to the end of the contract and failure to pay workers. Legal representatives of the company were called to resolve the dispute in accordance with the legal framework. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Expired expat visa doesn’t mean waiver of loans Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back Residency of around 1,27,000 expatriates who are outside Kuwait is expired, and they won’t be able to enter the country without getting a new visa. Read| Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban According to sources, either the expatriated did not renew the residency, or their sponsor deliberately did not renew it for them. Some of the expatriates working for government agencies, including the Ministry of Education, also included in this, daily added. The Ministry of Interior had earlier announced all residents abroad to expedite the renewal of their residency online, but many of them did not benefit from those decisions. Kuwait registered 698 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The total number of cases increased to 96,999 and the death toll reaches 571 with 3 new fatality. In the last 24 hours, 968 cases were recovered making the total recovery to 87,187. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: Embassy requests Indians with Emergency Certificates to register online

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Embassy requests Indians with Emergency Certificates to register online Embassy of India in Kuwait is pleased to inform that the registration drive for Indian travel documents continues to proceed smoothly. The Embassy will contact each of the registered Indian nationals in due course. Read| Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September In the meantime, the Embassy has decided to extend the registration drive to include Indian nationals, who currently hold valid Emergency Certificates (ECs). Thereby, all those without travel documents and those with valid ECs are advised to register by filling in the google form online – (form) or by submitting duly filled-in enclosed application form at the boxes kept at the Embassy Consular Hall and at Indian passport offices in Sharq, Jleeb Al Shuwaikh and Fahaheel. For any queries, please write to community.kuwait@mea.gov.in. It is reiterated that the registration drive is absolutely free of cost and fee for issuing travel documents will be collected at the Embassy counter directly in due course. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleLand borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reopen Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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