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Al Watan, Alam Al-Youm suspended for two weeks – Newspapers closed for breaking media blackout

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Information announced yesterday that a judicial order was issued to close the Al-Watan and Alam Al-Youm newspapers for two weeks for violating a ban on news…

MP slams Kuwait’s clean fuel project – Only 500 job opportunities

KUWAIT: The clean fuel project signed in Kuwait recently is far from being a national priority and contains flaws when it comes to its returns that Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair…

No subsidized fuel for expats in four months? – Removal of electricity subsidies may follow

KUWAIT: Fuel prices in Kuwait are poised to increase by 25 to 30 percent in four months’ time, according to a study to remove subsidies on petrol, which seems to…

Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts – Crisis ‘between brothers’ finally over?

RIYADH: The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging…

US Ambassador bids farewell to Kuwait – Tueller emphasizes US commitment to GCC partnership

KUWAIT: The US Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew Tueller recently stressed that US-Kuwait relations were strong on both public and official levels and that 1990 was a major turning point of…

Assembly passes consumer protection, Zakat House laws – Full environment damages received from Iraq

KUWAIT: In a lackluster session, which started late and was interrupted several times for lack of quorum, the National Assembly yesterday passed in the first reading the consumer protection law…

Closed door parliament session over ‘tape issue’ – MP: Tape a distraction

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem yesterday made a brief statement regarding the “tape issue” after concluding a closed-door session. In a statement to journalists after the session, Ghanem…

Govt approves expat property ownership

KUWAIT: The Cabinet has granted expatriates permission to own property in Kuwait, including apartments, houses and lands, during its weekly meeting Monday. Foreigners are still required to meet several conditions…

Israel claims secret talks with Kuwait to forge ties – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait deny any contacts

JERUSALEM: Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister…

Sane wants probe into PM grants – Duwaisan warns against sectarianism in grilling

KUWAIT: MP Yacoub Al-Sane yesterday submitted a proposal to form an investigation committee to probe revelations by MP Abdullah Al-Tameemi who said he had mediated to secure cash grants for…

Govt to amend Silk City, Boubyan Island decree

KUWAIT: The cabinet yesterday assigned its Legal Affairs Committee yesterday to amend a 2012 decree with the aim of pushing forward the establishment of the Silk City (Sabbiya) and Boubyan…

Outraged MPs to grill PM over cash handouts – MP Tameemi says he mediated aid for needy, husseiniyas

KUWAIT: MPs Riyadh Al-Adasani and Abdulkarim Al-Kandari said yesterday they will file a request next week to grill the prime minister over alleged payments of cash grants through lawmakers and…

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