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Gates to visit Kuwait at Amir’s invitation – Philanthropist, tech guru to speak with youth

KUWAIT: Bill Gates will visit Kuwait on Dec 7 at the invitation of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to participate in a dialogue session with Kuwaiti youth.…

Govt requests extra KD 6bn for weapons

KUWAIT: The government has asked the National Assembly for KD 6.2 billion ($20.5 billion) in additional funds for defense purchases over the next 10 years, local media and a minister…

MPs blast Dow deal as ‘theft of century’ – Govt to keep selling stakes in firms

KUWAIT: MPs yesterday began a debate over a highly controversial deal with US firm Dow Chemical, which resulted in Kuwait being ordered to pay a huge $2.2 billion penalty. The…

Extradition agreement won’t violate rights: minister

KUWAIT: Minister of Justice and Awqaf Yaqoub Al-Sane revealed the basics of an extradition agreement with the United Kingdom, which regulates the extradition process mentioned in the agreement proposal. The…

Kuwait aggrieved party in lawsuits against Raja’an – Authority seeks aid to regulate ports

KUWAIT: The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) has asked the Swiss Public Prosecutor to consider PIFSS as an aggrieved party in the court case against the former director of…

Municipality head’s resignation accepted

KUWAIT: Well-informed Cabinet sources yesterday announced that Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmed Al-Subaih’s resignation was accepted after he was appointed secretary general of the Arab Cities Organization. The sources said that…

KD 43 million courthouse to be completed by 2017

KUWAIT: A Ministry of Public Works official announced yesterday that 18 percent of construction for the Hawally Courts Complex has been completed, with the project costing KD 43 million ($141…

Suspension of visa issuance from Kuwait purely administrative decision: Ambassador

KUWAIT: Ambassador of Switzerland to Kuwait Aldo de Luca said yesterday that the suspension of the visa issuance from Kuwait is “purely administrative” and does not entail for residents of…

Pakistan keen to enhance economic partnership with Kuwait: Ambassador

KUWAIT: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kuwait Mohammad Islam Khan asserted yesterday his country’s keenness to strengthen economic relations with Kuwait. In a statement to KUNA after inaugurating a Pakistani commercial exhibition…

Court adjourns Abdali cell session to Dec 8

KUWAIT: The Criminal Court, chaired by Judge Mohammad Al-Duaij, yesterday adjourned its session on case number 55/2015 on the Abdali terrorist cell with 26 defendants to December 8, to hear…

Dead child recovered off Salmiya beach

KUWAIT: Salmiya Sea Rescue divers found the body of a dead child after they responded when they heard children screaming for help near a beach. The body was handed to…

Ethiopian woman beats up Kuwaiti man when he offered money for sex

KUWAIT: An Ethiopian woman exchanged blows with a 22-year-old citizen when he offered her money for sex, and she lodged a complaint at Nugra police station. A security source said…