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Oasis Team marks launch of ‘Kuwait Green Wall Project’ – Project aims to plant 315,000 trees along borders

KUWAIT: On the occasion of the United Nations' mandated World Environment Day on June 5, the Kuwait Oasis Team of the Environmental Voluntary Foundation celebrated the launch of the 'Kuwait…

Germany battles floods as Hungary braces for deluge – Death toll hits 18, scores evacuated

BUDAPEST: Flood waters rose in eastern Germany yesterday, forcing the evacuation of homes and a hospital, as Hungary propped up its defences against central Europe's worst floods in a decade.…

5 dead, 5 injured after Calif shooting rampage – Gunman fires at police cars, bystanders, pedestrians

SANTA MONICA: The gunman, dressed all in black and carrying a semi-automatic rifle, walked calmly through the Santa Monica College campus after killing his father, brother and another person, authorities…

No letup in crackdown on expats: Maj Tarrah – Embassies briefed on ‘security measures’

KUWAIT: Jahra security director, Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah stated that the security inspection campaigns would continue tracking down residency violators, marginal labor force and people those who are wanted for…

Major Al-Ali vows to redraw traffic map

KUWAIT: “I have orders from higher authorities to organize the traffic and the law will be implemented strictly, Assistant Interior Ministry Under Secretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Abdelfattah Al-Ali…

Lukewarm response to municipal elections

KUWAIT: Citizens running for the upcoming 11th Municipal Council elections, to be held in July, were totally reluctant yesterday to submit their papers to the Interior Ministry’s General Directorate for…

A case for solar power in Kuwait

KUWAIT: ASAR - Al-Ruwayeh and Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms contributed in the production of an environmental…

Sharing is Scaring – Widespread by illegal, expats crowd under one roof to save money

 “Asimple knock on the door of her two-bedroom apartment at night throws Malee - a girl from the Philippines - in a state of fear. She starts to gasp and…

Now What? Retired expats still want to work, but laws stop them

Recently, many expatriates working in the public sector who reached the age of 60 were forced to retire. However, being forced to stay at home after a long life career…

Kids seek to change entrenched mindsets

First they offer you chocolate while making you sit at their stall in the hall that is already buzzing with videos playing and explanations blowing. You might find it difficult…

MoI mulls grace period for violators: Official – Union leader questions ‘military type’ crackdown

KUWAIT: A senior Interior Ministry official announced that the government was considering granting a grace period to allow residency violators to leave the country, the news coming even as a…

‘Paradise Lost’ leads to bookshop closure

 KUWAIT: A bookshop in Salmiya was closed because it was selling John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost.’ The closure of the bookshop happened after an inspection from the Ministry of Information in…