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New Gulf body to tighten economic bonds in region – GCC leaders laud Amir’s efforts on Yemen

JEDDAH: Gulf Arab states grappling with lower oil revenues yesterday formed a new agency to tighten economic cooperation in the region. The Economic and Development Affairs Authority “will boost coherence,…

Capital spending rises to KD 2.7bn in budget – Priority for govt jobs tweaked

KUWAIT: Head of the National Assembly budgets committee MP Adnan Abdulsamad said yesterday that capital spending in the 2016/2017 budget will reach KD 2.7 billion, a rise of KD 560…

Human Rights Society hosts seminar on ‘Oppressed Women’

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Human Rights Society organized a seminar titled ‘Oppressed Women,’ moderated by attorney Athraa Al-Rifaie, the head of the complaints committee at the society. Three speakers spoke about…

Ramadan to start Monday 6th June : Astronomer

KUWAIT: Astronomer Dr Saleh Al-Ojairi said the first day of Ramadan would fall on Monday, June 6. The fasting period will be 15 hours and 37 minutes long, and the…

Municipality to fight unauthorized street ads

KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality plans to crack down on advertising agencies that have been placing signs and commercial ads on different occasions on various streets and public facilities, informed sources said.…

Authority prepares labor tests

KUWAIT: Acting Director of the Manpower Public Authority (MPA) Ahmad Al-Mousa said the authority’s organizational structure was modified by creating a fourth sector for planning and evaluating professional skills, to…

Ministry gets advanced remote broadcast vans

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Information is keen on streamlining the process of news coverage, having just acquired four state-of-the-art mobile remote broadcast television studio vans to cover TV and Radio…

Pakistani Navy frigate in Kuwait on goodwill visit

KUWAIT: Pakistani Naval frigate, PNS Zulfiquar, docked at Shuwaikh Port Monday on a four-day goodwill visit to the country aimed at boosting bilateral ties with Kuwait. “Pakistan Navy (PN) enjoys…

Five-member theft gang busted – All Indians

KUWAIT: Public funds forgery departments busted a five-member international gang who stole from companies through financial transfers that were forged professionally, then left the country as soon as they completed…

Firemen control Shuwaikh industrial area blaze

KUWAIT: Seven fire brigades joined forces and succeeded to control a fire that broke out at carpentry in Al-Shuwaikh industrial area, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said yesterday, adding that…

Home owner removes floor built illegally

KUWAIT: Capital and Mubarak Al-Kabeer municipality branches found 100 houses in violation of the construction law. Assistant Director General for Capital and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Affairs Faisal Al-Jumaah said the owner…

Expats trapped by debts amid slowdown in Gulf

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