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Interior Minister affirms importance of governor

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Acting Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday underlined the important role played by the governors with respect…

MP proposes testing maids before they are recruited – 13 sentenced over controversial speech – GCC extradition deal mulled

KUWAIT: MP Yacoub Al-Sane yesterday submitted a proposal calling on authorities to conduct a series of psychological and social tests on domestic helpers before recruiting them to stem rising crimes…

‘Deport after revoking citizenship’ – MP Abdulsamad warns of deficit due to oil price slide

KUWAIT: MP Nabil Al-Fadhl yesterday called on the government to deport people after stripping them of their citizenship especially for reasons of threatening national security or having obtained their nationality…

Crown Prince chairs National Security Council meeting

KUWAIT: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chaired yesterday the first meeting of the National Security Council, with its new line-up, to discuss the regional and…

MoH denies Ebola cases as MP queries health minister – Lawmaker slams govt silence on oil turmoil

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry yesterday refuted reports on social media that Ebola cases were discovered in Kuwait as “baseless”. A police station had demanded the Health Ministry to examine some…

New army chief of staff, sports law amendments okayed

KUWAIT: The Cabinet, in its weekly meeting held at Seif Palace yesterday, approved the appointment of a new chief of staff for the Kuwaiti army and the amendment of sports…

Speaker returns after attending IPU Assembly

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim returned home from Geneva after heading the parliamentary caucus delegation at the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly October 12-16 talks. The delegation also consisted of Kuwaiti…

Diesel, kerosene subsidies to end, delayed for electricity – Electricity minister brushes aside grilling threats

KUWAIT: A high-level joint meeting between the government and the Supreme Planning Council yesterday approved recommendations to lift state subsidies on diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel, but delayed a similar…

Amir receives top officials at Bayan Palace

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Bayan Palace yesterday, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber…

Govt denies cabinet rifts, prisoner escape attempt

KUWAIT: Media reports on alleged differences of opinion among members of the Cabinet in its recent meeting regarding revoking citizenships of some individuals is totally unfounded and baseless, State Minister…

Development plan tops government priorities this term – Key meeting today to decide future of subsidies

KUWAIT: A joint meeting for the council of ministers and the higher planning council will be held today to discuss the issue of lifting or reducing state subsidies on a…

MP wants limits on expat age, residence, numbers – Tameemi resubmits rejected proposal after ‘modifications’

KUWAIT: MP Abdullah Al-Tameemi yesterday resubmitted a proposal that was rejected in the previous term by the legal committee for limiting the residence period of expatriates, after introducing some modifications.…

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