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Residency transfer after 3 years without the employer’s consent – Speaker says proposed power charges ‘very high’

KUWAIT: The Public Manpower Authority yesterday issued a new decision allowing expatriate laborers to transfer their residencies to other employers without the prior approval of their employers after three years…

Kuwait island inhabitants used to install marks to guide ships

KUWAIT: Inhabitants of the Kuwaiti island of Meskan used to install marks to guide ships’ captains to evade surrounding rocky spots. The island, populated during various periods of Kuwait history,…

Cabinet rejects prosecutions in the sovereign fund probe

KUWAIT: The Cabinet has rejected recommendations by members of parliament to prosecute officials of its sovereign wealth fund for allegedly violating regulations in managing the country’s oil wealth, Finance Minister…

Mahboula raid nets 1023 violators

KUWAIT: A police security campaign led by Interior Ministry Undersecretary Suleiman Al-Fahadad and other top officials resulted in the arrest of 1023 violators in Mahboula area. Relations and Security Information…

Stepfather beats daughter over late night phone calls

KUWAIT: A female minor went to the Fintas police station to file a complaint against her stepfather for beating her and taking her mobile away. When he was questioned by…

Kuwaiti businessman kidnapped in Iraq – ‘$1 million ransom requested

KUWAIT: Local businessman Khaled Abdulrazzaq Al Sarhan was reportedly kidnapped in Iraq while on a business trip. The 53-year-old Kuwaiti reportedly traveled from Kuwait two weeks ago to Nassiriyah in…

Ignorantly committing e-crimes

Kuwait’s new eMedia law sets forth a slate of regulations controlling the online activities of journalists, writers and activists. Though far reaching when it comes to control issues of free…

Accumulated Errors

Despite government assurances to keep electricity and water rates affordable, the Minister of Finance confirmed this week an approved plan to raise all the rates. The Cabinet’s approval to raise…

A chat with the founder of the Kuwait K9 Association – Exclusive Interview

The Kuwait K9 association trains dogs and provides information to owners on how to care for their animals. K9 is a numeronym that stands for “canine”, usually in reference to…

Stealing shade

In the searing heat of Kuwait, trees provide the best shade for people, animals and even vehicles from the direct rays of the sun. But just as Kuwait’s spring turns…

Paris suspect Abdeslam ‘wants to cooperate’ – Belgium police carry out raid linked to terror plot

Under fire on abortion policy Trump fights to court women – ‘Every issue is a women’s issue.’

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