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Annual development plan 80% complete – Cabinet commends Saudi Hajj efforts

KUWAIT: Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih made a representation during yesterday’s cabinet meeting on the progress made in the nation’s…

Kuwait’s inflation rate up by 3.8 pct in August: CSB

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s consumer price index (CPI) or inflation rate went up by 3.8 percent last August compared with the same month last year, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said yesterday.…

Taxes gradually applied in 2016: Finance ministry

KUWAIT: The Finance Ministry recently informed the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that, in collaboration with World Bank, the taxes sector is still preparing a number of decisions aimed at…

Syrian ‘illegals’ can get one-year visas

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Residency Affairs Department has begun correcting the statuses of violating Syrians who entered the country after war broke out in their homeland and could not return.…

Bedoon students more deserving than Syrians: MP to Minister

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour yesterday urged Minister of Education Dr Bader Al-Essa to reconsider accepting bedoon children in public schools. “Their military and civilian fathers have made sacrifices for Kuwait…

‘Bitcoin’ gaining popularity in Kuwait?

KUWAIT: Have you heard about the bitcoin? It is not money or currency; it is not even a precious metal, and no country in the world recognizes it. In reality…

Four Abdaly cell suspects freed on bail

KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday freed four members of the so-called Abdaly cell on a KD 500 bail each and decided to hold the next hearing on Sunday behind closed…

Success of pavilion adds values to Kuwait media: Sheikh Mohammad

MILAN: Kuwaiti Minister of Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said Monday night that the success of Kuwait Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 enhanced the presence of the Kuwaiti…

Pavilion represents Kuwaiti tradition, beauty and elegance

I do not think I was ever good in history, but a trip to Italy made me aware of how a nation can survive through wars and crises by preserving,…

Twelve detained in Indian man’s murder; Abortion case to be filed against a Filipina woman

KUWAIT: Farwaniya detectives arrested 12 suspects of several nationalities during their continued investigations over the killing of an Indian man. A security source said investigations into the murder of the…

The country has been robbed

These words were uttered by Dr Fahd Al-Rashid during the occupation ordeal, when he was managing director of Investment Public Authority, after he discovered a plan to steal the country’s…

Green pastures and sick goats

Racism, discrimination and looking down on others might be more fatal to societies than cancer, tuberculosis and plague. However, human beings seem not to be learning the lesson. They are…