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Parliament may extend term to pass urgent laws

KUWAIT: Although the Cabinet did not publicly announce any urgent legislation it could require to confront terror threats, the National Assembly is expected to decide today to extend the current…

Mosque blast victims officially ‘Martyrs of Kuwait’: Cabinet

KUWAIT: Based on His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s directives considering Friday blast as an extraordinary public incident and its victims as martyrs, the cabinet has entrusted…

Cabinet to study new anti-terror law today – MPs press for firm measures against extremism

KUWAIT: The cabinet will discuss during its weekly meeting today proposed security legislation or amendments of existing laws in a bid to give the security services more freedom to fight…

Gov’t rejects proposed sorcery law

KUWAIT: The government rejected the proposed law to criminalize sorcery practice, which was presented by MPs Dr Ahmad Maie, Mohammad Tanna, Dr Mohammad Al- Huwailah and Humoud Al-Hamdan. The government…

His Highness the Amir visits Ministry of Interior

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh…

National Assembly agrees on environment protection law

KUWAIT: The National Assembly unanimously agreed in its supplementary session yesterday on a proposal regarding amending some provisions of the Law No 42/2014 on environment. The explanatory memorandum of the…

MP Duwaisan resigns over sectarian insult – Assembly passes maids laws, human rights body

KUWAIT: Shiite MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan submitted his resignation yesterday in protest against what he called a sectarian insult by Sunni MP Hamdan Al-Azemi as the National Assembly has ordered an…

MP threatens to quit amid clashes, ‘insult’ – Oil minister says he met with KPC chief, downplays rift

KUWAIT: Shiite MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan yesterday said he will resign from the National Assembly after a sectarian insult by fellow Sunni MP Hamdan Al-Azemi which was followed by yet another…

National Assembly to pass domestic helpers law today – Islamist MP questions visit of Iraqi cleric

KUWAIT: The National Assembly is scheduled today to have the second and final votes on a number of key legislation dealing with the rights of domestic helpers besides debating budgets.…

Ex-speaker Rashed submits reform proposals to Amir – Female activist Saadoun sentenced to 3 years in jail

KUWAIT: Former National Assembly Speaker Ali Al-Rashed said yesterday that he submitted to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber…

Govt keen on cooperation with judiciary: Minister

KUWAIT: In line with directives from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government led by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, is…

Qudhaibi threatens to grill Omair

KUWAIT: MP Ahmed Al-Qudhaibi stressed that he would file his planned grilling motion against Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair within a few days if the minister’s responses to his inquiries were…

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