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No plan to raise power, petrol prices now: Omair – Assembly debates several probes in one session

KUWAIT: Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair said yesterday that the government has no plan to back down on its decision to scrap subsidies on diesel and kerosene but said that a…

Kuwait marks ninth year of Amir’s reign – Sheikh Sabah attends flag-raising ceremony

KUWAIT: Kuwait marks today the ninth anniversary of the accession of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the ruler of Kuwait. On Jan 26, 2006, the National…

Assembly approves law to confiscate illegal weapons – MP blasts ‘criminal’ expats, demands action

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday passed a law giving the interior ministry the powers to collect unlicensed firearms after agreeing to increase penalties on violators. After a brief delay to…

Zour plant opens – Muslims first victims of ‘terror': French FM

KUWAIT: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called yesterday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism". "No one fights under the name of religion,"…

Massive deficit projected despite big spending cuts – Court reinstates former KAC chairman Nisf

KUWAIT: The Cabinet yesterday approved the budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, projecting a KD 7.05 billion ($24 billion) deficit despite cutting spending by as much as KD 4.1 billion,…

French firms eye Kuwait

PARIS: Fabius will be seeking to have an impact on this situation during his trip and he has been promoting a new policy of “Economic Diplomacy” since he beefed up…

Speaker Al-Ghanem arrives in Riyadh to offer condolences

RIYADH: Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanem arrived in Riyadh, accompanied by a large number of lawmakers, to offer condolences to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy…

Speaker leaves Istanbul following PUIC conference

ISTANBUL: Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem and his accompanying delegation have left here after attending the 10th session of the conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization…

Ghanem: Reverence of Prophet unparalleled – Speaker against ‘foolish’ reactions

ISTANBUL: Kuwait’s National Assembly speaker said that publishing images offensive to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) under the pretext of free speech violates the sanctity of Muslims, but he also condemned the…

Government pushes mega projects despite oil slide

KUWAIT: Kuwait plans a mega spending spree just as international oil prices have collapsed. The government intends to spend about $100 billion in the next five years to modernize oil…

Fadhl calls for ties with Israel

KUWAIT: Controversial MP Nabeel Al-Fadhl said yesterday that he intends to submit a proposal to normalize ties with Israel. He said he knows that the proposal will be rejected in…

Cabinet instructs legal action against public funds abuses

KUWAIT: The Cabinet has instructed the Fatwa and Legislation Department to coordinate with the Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) to take legal action against reported financial irregularities and…

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