KUWAIT: The Ministry of Utilities (formerly the Ministry of Communications) recently approved new tariffs for international calls done from Kuwait using the ministry's landline phone service. The new fares, which became official after being published in the state's official gazette 'Al-Kuwait Al-Youm' December 11 issue, stipulate a 15 percent reduction for calls done to the majority of countries worldwide. The new fees become effective on January 2, 2017. The full list of counties and the new price rates can be found on Kuwait Times' website at www.kuwaittimes.net.