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Kuwait, NATO sign Gulf’s first ‘transit agreement’ – Stoltenberg urges joint solutions to regional challenges

KUWAIT: Kuwait and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) signed yesterday a “transit agreement” to promote partnership and cooperation between the two parties. The agreement was signed by First Deputy…

Dozens of Syrian residents barred from reentering

KUWAIT: Several Syrian residents of Kuwait said yesterday that airport officials there have kept them waiting for more than 48 hours, barring their re-entry on suspicion of having forged passports.…

Ex-electricity minister reappointed

KUWAIT: Former minister of electricity and water Ahmad Al-Jassar, who resigned late last year after the lower court convicted him, was reappointed to his post after the appeals court acquitted…

Syndicate says minister wants to deprive oil workers of privileges

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait Engineers Syndicate (KES) Abdul Wahab Al-Kandari stressed that KES would strongly respond to Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh’s intentions to ‘sell’ the oil…

KD 102 million to ‘improve’ Kuwait’s image

KUWAIT: The proposed new development plan includes allocating KD 102 million over 119 months (about KD 10 million per year) for programs that improve Kuwait’s image abroad, as well as…

Police attacker member of an organization: Minister

KUWAIT: The suspect who deliberately ran over policemen last Thursday is a ‘member of an organization,’ Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah said yesterday, without naming…

5 Sawaber flat owners to be expropriated – Complex to be evacuated by March 31

KUWAIT: The finance ministry’s assistant undersecretary for expropriation affairs Fahd Al-Sho’lah announced that five flats in Sawaber residential complex would be expropriated because their owners had not applied for authentic…

Dow office to close in June

KUWAIT: Dow Chemical’s office in Kuwait will be closed permanently in June following the completion of the company’s final exit from its projects in Kuwait, sources said. Dow began executing…

Syrian passengers rejected at airport following ‘forged passports’ controversy

KUWAIT: Scores of Syrian nationals were returned to where they came from as their passports were considered forged, while a Syrian embassy official said most of the passports are legitimate…

Egyptian man deported for harassing women

KUWAIT: An Egyptian man was arrested in a popular Farwaniya mall as he was harassing women. When police approached him, he ran on foot, but was caught. The suspect was…

‘New Cold War’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently warned of catastrophic consequences if the conflict in Syria drags on, saying the world has slid into a “new Cold War.” He also criticized…

Pakistan hangs ex-governor’s killer – Tensions high as protestors take to streets

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