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Surveillance cameras law to be approved next week – Two opposition activists jailed over Barrak’s speech

KUWAIT: The National Assembly Interior and Defense Committee is finalizing a government-sponsored draft law to install surveillance cameras at public places to beef up security measures and prevent crime, the…

Controversy over maid recruitment company – Panel to discuss alleged violations by telecom firm

KUWAIT: The rejection by the National Assembly’s health and labor committee of a proposal to establish a company to recruit domestic helpers has triggered a controversy between the panel and…

Barrak to remain in jail after courtroom drama – Education minister under fire for ‘racist’ remarks

KUWAIT: The court of cassation, Kuwait’s highest court whose rulings are final, yesterday rejected pleas to release opposition leader Musallam Al-Barrak, who is serving a two-year jail term for insulting…

Panel rejects law to set up company to recruit maids – MP Dashti claims shots fired at his cars

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s health and labor committee yesterday rejected a draft law calling to establish a public shareholding company responsible for the recruitment and employment of domestic helpers. The…

New capital markets law to rejuvenate economy – Agriculture law amendments to halt violations

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday passed a law amending several articles in the capital markets law to boost transparency in bourse dealings, provide more independence to the Capital Markets Authority…

Kuwait fund to lend Egypt $1.5bn, help rebuild Gaza

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development plans to lend Egypt $1.5 billion over the next five years, extending $300 million each year, the fund’s director-general Abdulwahab Al-Bader told…

Assembly passes military service law

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday passed a law requiring Kuwaiti men when they reach the age of 18 to undergo compulsory military service for one year and remain members of…

Nod to establish new human rights ‘Diwan’ – Assembly panel debates electronic voting

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s human rights committee yesterday approved the final draft of a law calling to establish the National Diwan for Human Rights, an independent body to be supervised…

Cabinet ministers briefed on Obama-Amir call

KUWAIT: Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah briefed cabinet ministers yesterday on a phone call between US President Barack Obama and His Highness the…

Opposition activist’s jail upheld, tweeters bailed – Barrak trial on Apr 13; Nod to scrap jail for press crimes

KUWAIT: The court of cassation, whose rulings are final, yesterday upheld a two-year jail term against opposition activist Ayyad Al-Harbi for tweets deemed offensive to HH the Amir. Harbi has…

Amir offers condolence over Kenya attack victims

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolence yesterday to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta over the victims of the recent attack that targeted…

Govt denies PM’s resignation rumors

KUWAIT: The government strongly denied social media rumors alleging that His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Sabah had submitted his resignation. The government stressed that the Prime…

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