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Real Madrid sack Benitez, appoint Zidane

MADRID: Real Madrid have sacked coach Rafa Benitez after less than half a season in charge and promoted former France and Real great Zinedine Zidane from the B team to…

Benitez’s Madrid stumbles in 2-2 draw at Valencia

BARCELONA: Real Madrid squandered a great opening goal and a chance to catch Barcelona in the Spanish league standings when it slipped to a 2-2 draw at Valencia in a…

Amla stands firm against England

CAPE TOWN: South African captain Hashim Amla defied England’s bowlers and batted throughout the third day of the second Test at Newlands yesterday. Amla made an unbeaten 157 as South…

Murray off to flying start with easy win at Hopman Cup

PERTH: World number two Andy Murray blew away his training court cobwebs with a season-opening demolition of Frenchman Kenny de Schepper at the mixed teams Hopman Cup yesterday. Murray said…

5th Jan

Daily E- Paper – Kuwait Times…

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday night after protesters ransacked its embassy in Tehran to protest the execution of a Shiite cleric whose killing has…

Expats face deportation for violating environment laws

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry yesterday warned that violators of environmental laws will face tough action, including deportation for expat offenders. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Maj Gen Suleiman Fahd Al-Fahd said environment…

Linking passport, residency validities become effective – No visa to dependents without separate passports

KUWAIT: Director General of Residency Affairs Department at the Interior Ministry Major General Talal Maarafi spoke about many decisions, some to become effective today. He said this will lead to…

Morning OPDs at public hospitals only for Kuwaitis from this month

KUWAIT: Al-Anbaa reported that the health ministry prepares to implement a decision to allocate morning OPDs at various public hospitals for citizens only from this month. But it intends to…

And the chaos continues…

Lately there have been a lot of crackdowns on illegal expats. Yesterday, while at the newspaper, I heard the guys talking about a raid on a publishing house near Kuwait…

Fear of Filipinos with diseases entering Kuwait – After GAMCA ruling in Philippines

KUWAIT: Following a court decision in the Philippines that does not recognize the GAMCA system for testing expat labor, health ministry sources expressed fear that Filipino laborers infected with infectious…

22,000 bedoons do not meet citizenship criteria

KUWAIT: The Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs has concluded studying the files of 32,678 bedoons (stateless residents) within the second phase of the Cabinet’s roadmap to consider granting bedoons…