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Amir receives newly appointed minister – Prime Minister receives IBM official

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace yesterday in the presence of HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah…

Cabinet condemns mosque attack in Saudi Arabia – Ministers eulogize former speaker Khorafi

KUWAIT: The cabinet yesterday condemned a suicide attack that targeted a mosque east of Saudi Arabia on Friday, leaving scores of people dead or injured. Some 21 people were killed…

Council suggests naming street after Khorafi

KUWAIT: Yesterday’s Municipal Council session was dedicated to eulogizing the late former National Assembly speaker Jassem Al-Khorafi. Members took turns talking about how Khorafi was a patriotic and devoted statesman,…

Maids company gets initial nod

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee said yesterday it had received initial approvals from various government agencies for a proposal to establish a company to recruit domestic…

Cabinet ‘approves’ new tax project

KUWAIT: The finance ministry has referred the new taxation project to the Cabinet for review and approval pending official implementation in Kuwait in the near future, well-informed sources said. The…

Amir condemns ‘terrorist attack’ on Saudi mosque

KUWAIT/RIYADH: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah strongly condemned the “heinous terrorist act” against innocent civilians performing Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia’s eastern governorate of Al-Qatif.…

Iraqi President offers condolences to HH the Amir on Khorafi’s demise – Proposal to name area after late figure

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call on Friday from Iraqi President Fuad Masum, expressing condolences to family of former National Assembly speaker…

Cabinet, SCPD approve development plan bill – Premier hails crucial role of SCPD

KUWAIT: The cabinet and the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) yesterday approved a draft bill on the state’s second annual development plan, 2016-2017. It will later be referred…

MPs criticize ‘useless’ KISR

KUWAIT: In a lackluster session, unlike the previous day, the National Assembly yesterday approved the 2015/2016 budgets of several state agencies and departments but rejected the final accounts of three…

Ummah Party ‘dissolves’ as disagreements mount – Govt ‘doesn’t mind’ Kuwait Airways as national carrier

KUWAIT: Four of the seven founding members of Al- Ummah Party yesterday issued a statement declaring willingly dissolving the party following accelerating disagreements amongst the founders. The statement signed by…

FM’s grilling rejected as ‘unconstitutional’ – Dashti storms out in protest; Interpellation removed from agenda

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday withdrew a grilling by Shiite MP Abdulhameed Dashti against the foreign minister from the agenda after the lawmaker walked out of the session in protest…

Court rules to terminate three oil officials

KUWAIT: The Cassation Court yesterday accepted Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) challenge against a court of appeal’s order which had suspended the termination of three senior oil officials. The termination decision,…

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