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Govt keen on cooperation with judiciary: Minister

KUWAIT: In line with directives from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government led by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, is…

Qudhaibi threatens to grill Omair

KUWAIT: MP Ahmed Al-Qudhaibi stressed that he would file his planned grilling motion against Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair within a few days if the minister’s responses to his inquiries were…

Kuwait’s MPs pass laws to regulate domestic helpers – MPs vote to establish human rights body

KUWAIT: In another marathon session, the National Assembly yesterday passed in principle three key legislations regulating the affairs of domestic helpers and establishing a shareholding company for their recruitment in…

Lawmakers pass security cameras, e-crimes laws ; Bedoons – ‘MPs, govt debate over treatment, future’

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law giving the government the right to install high-tech surveillance cameras in a bid to boost security against terror threats and prevent…

MP proposes 5% tax on expat money transfers – Union chief slams mistreatment, abuse of expats

KUWAIT: Pro-government MP Kamel Al-Awadhi yesterday proposed that expatriates should be forced to pay a five percent tax on any money transfers sent to their home countries to pay for…

MP slander case adjourned

KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday postponed a hearing in the case filed against MP Abdul Hameed Dashti for slandering Bahrain and ‘endangering Kuwait’s foreign relations’ until September 14. Dashti has…

Thirteen Barrak supporters detained, Saudi deported

KUWAIT: The public prosecutor yesterday ordered the detention of 13 citizens who were arrested along with former MP Musallam Al- Barrak last Saturday, said security sources, adding that one Saudi…

Barrak goes on Hunger strike to protest arrest – PAB alleges former MP detained with drug dealers

KUWAIT: Former MP Musallam Al-Barrak, who was arrested to serve a two-year jail term, went on a hunger strike yesterday in protest against his solitary confinement, well-informed sources said yesterday.…

MP demands debate on oil minister’s statements

KUWAIT: MP Ahmad Al-Qhudhaibi said yesterday that he will demand a special debate on controversial statements by Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair that unidentified rich contractors were trying to control the…

Kurdish leader praises Kuwaiti NA’s vital role

IRBIL: Jaafar Eminki, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Iraq's Kurdistan, lauded the vital legislative role of the Kuwaiti Parliament, noting its dynamic role in the Gulf state's political life,…

Security forces raid farm, capture former MP Barrak – Al-Barrak to serve a 2-year jail sentence for ‘insult’

KUWAIT: A state security task force arrested former MP Musallam Al-Barrak in a Kabd area farm during a dinner invitation, security sources said. Al-Barrak will serve a two year jail…

Barzani urges Kuwait to invest in Kurdistan – PM hails opening of Kuwaiti consulate

IRBIL: Nechervan Barzani, Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan region, lauded the recent opening of a Kuwaiti consulate in the northern region, but noted the need for greater foreign investments, namely…