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Iran votes for new president – Khamenei doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about US misgivings

DUBAI: Millions of Iranians voted to choose a new president yesterday, urged by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to turn out in force to discredit suggestions by arch foe the…

Squalid politics plumbs new depths Down Under – Host sacked for asking if PM’s partner is gay

SYDNEY: Mud-slinging is nothing new in politics, but a no-holds-barred election campaign in Australia has sunk standards to depths seldom seen before. After a week of headlines filled with sexual…

2 killed in monster Colorado wildfire – Blaze could be work of arsonist

COLORADO SPRINGS: The remains of two people killed trying to flee the most destructive Colorado wildfire on record were found on Thursday as crews fought to keep the fierce, wind-driven…

Kuwait keen to protect foreign worker’s rights – Rashidi insists workers fully protected in state

GENEVA: Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Thekra Ayed Al-Rashidi highlighted yesterday the importance of clarifying certain measures taken by Kuwait and steps to protect the rights of foreign…

Premier visits Iraq in sign of warming ties – Leaders sign accords, discuss Syria, war reparations

BAGHDAD: Kuwait's prime minister discussed ties with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad yesterday during a surprise one-day visit, signaling improving relations between neighbors still working to overcome the more than…

Visa traffickers main cause for demographic crisis: govt report

KUWAIT: Tackling the problem of visa trafficking must be an essential part of any attempt to address the demographic imbalance in Kuwait, a local daily reported yesterday, quoting a government’s…

Govt sticks to pension rules, says minister – Retirees must meet conditions

KUWAIT: Authorities will not refer any civil servant to retirement unless he (she) meets terms for payment of end-of-service pensions, affirmed Minister of State for Planning and Development Dr Rola…

Lebanese reassured on GCC action against Hezbollah

KUWAIT: A Gulf Cooperation Council recommendation to take action against Lebanon’s Hezbollah does not include measures that affect Lebanese residents who are not affiliated with the Shiite movement, a local…

Nod to set up telecom commission

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday passed three important legislations less than a week before the crucial ruling of the constitutional court on petitions challenging the amendment of the electoral law…

Politicians release ‘reform, national accord’ initiative – 18 leaders set 11 goals for nation

KUWAIT: Eighteen Kuwaiti politicians adopted an initiative for reforms which came after six months of talks during which they met with top state officials and opposition figures, a local newspaper…

Kuwait Amir urges citizens to be unified, cautious

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday urged “unity” from the people of Kuwait and for them to be “cautious” in the face of regional challenges that…

MPs: ‘Respect court rulings’

KUWAIT: Kuwait MPs are holding their breath in anticipation of a Constitutional Court ruling next Sunday about the amendment effected in the electoral law under which last elections were held.…