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Expats still make up two thirds of population as some communities grow
KUWAIT: Some of the largest expat communities in Kuwait witnessed a surge in population last year, showing a recovery to near pre-COVID numbers as non-Kuwaiti residents continue to make up two thirds of the total population.Kuwaitis’ make up 31.7 percent of Kuwait’s total population, while non-Kuwaiti residents make up 68.3 percent of the population; an average of 1 to 3, according to statistics released by the Public Authority for Civil...
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Diversity: A valuable asset for a Kuwait's economic growth
Kuwait is witnessing a period of optimism with the appointment of His Highness Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as prime minister, who is spearheading an economy-driven approach focused on diversifying sources of income and giving a bigger platform for the private sector to lead the charge for development. Investment in the human capital is one of the main topics highlighted in the new government program, signaling an understanding of...
KUWAIT: Australia's forward #15 Mitchell Duke (C) jumps for the ball with Palestine's defernder #05 Mohammed Saleh (Center-R) during the 2026 FIFA World Cup AFC qualifiers football match between Palestine and Australia at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City on November 21, 2023. – AFP photos
Souttar scores again as Australia labour to victory over Palestine
By Abdellatif Sharaa and AgenciesKUWAIT: It was another day of love for Palestine at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium during the match between Palestine and Australia in the second round of qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup to be held in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Asia Cup in Saudi Arabia in 2027. Kuwait fans gave full support to the Palestine team in agreement with the political leadership that instructed Kuwait Football Association to...
NEW DELHI: A man checks his mobile as he sits outside an Air Canada regional office in this file photo. -- AFP
India reopens visas to Canadians
OTTAWA: India will reopen visa services for Canadians, its embassy in Ottawa announced Wednesday, a move that could ease tensions in a high-profile dispute over the killing of a Sikh separatist on Canadian soil. Relations between India and Canada plunged after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month publicly linked Indian intelligence to the killing of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. New Delhi dismissed the allegation as...
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Abdullah Al-Rashidi: A fine example
Around 30 years ago, I was asked to visit the Kuwait Shooting Sport Club by a friend to handle some paperwork. I wasn't quite sure what the game was all about back then. However, I consider myself fortunate to have become a part of the media committee of the club. It was here that I swiftly gained insights into the sport, and before long, the inaugural Gulf Brotherhood tournament was organized. This event brought me closer to Kuwaiti...
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Zain celebrates Team Kuwait's triumphant return from China
KUWAIT: Zain, the proud Official Partner of Team Kuwait at the 19th Asian Games in collaboration with the Kuwait Olympic Committee, has joined in celebrating the triumphant return of the nation’s champions from China at Kuwait International Airport. Most of the athletes have returned, bringing back home Kuwait’s first three medals from Hangzhou.Among the returning champions were Minister of Commerce and Industry & Minister of State for...
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Stop discrimination against expatriates
As per an article in Kuwait Times, the National Assembly Speaker has submitted a draft law "calling to stop the appointment of expats in government jobs unless there are no Kuwaitis to occupy the post" (https://kuwaittimes.com/bid-to-curb-expat-hirings/). In other words, even if a qualified expatriate applies for a job, his/her application will be rejected unless they cannot fill the space with a local. Here is yet the latest attempt to...
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Dakheel Aljassar Offers Exclusive Deals to Residents of Al Mutla and New Areas
Kuwait: Dakheel Aljassar Electrical Industries Company, a leading manufacturer of low-voltage electrical panels and authorized agent and distributor in Kuwait for many well-known international brands in the field of electrical and lighting, announced exclusive offers for residents of Al Mutla and other many new areas: (South Saad Al-Abdullah - South Sabah Al-Ahmad - East Taima - South Khaitan - South Abdullah Al-Mubarak - West Abdullah Al-Mubarak...
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Kuwait's Crown Prince, Chinese President Hold summit talks in Hangzhou
HANGZHOU: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Chinese President Xi Jinping held summit talks at the West Lake in Hangzhou, China, on Friday. His Highness the Crown Prince conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and extended an official invitation for President Xi to visit the State of Kuwait.The two leaders discussed the historic bilateral relations which dated...
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Kuwait considers agreement to regulate navigation in Khor Abdullah effective: Prime Minister
NEW YORK: Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah affirmed on Thursday that Kuwait considers the agreement to regulate navigation in Khor Abdullah waterway valid and in full force. "The State of Kuwait will consider the agreement to regulate navigation in Khor Abdullah waterway and the security swap protocol, effective because of...
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US committed to protecting Kuwait's sovereignty: Blinken
NEW YORK: The US is committed to the protection of Kuwait's security, safety, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the security of the Gulf region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. He made his statement following a GCC-US ministerial meeting held in New York on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah presented...
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10,000 children under 12 seek skin treatment in Kuwait every year
KUWAIT: Thirty percent of patients with skin diseases at Mubarak Hospital suffer from atopic eczema, said Dr Manar Al-Enezi, the head of the dermatology ward at the hospital, adding that more than 10,000 children under 12 years of age report to dermatology clinics in the country per year. Dr Enezi said in a statement upon launch of an awareness campaign against the disease on Sunday that the effort is aimed at educating the public about causes of...