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Election law changes ‘target coup plotters’ – MPs hit back at critics; Cabinet endorses amendments

KUWAIT: A number of MPs who voted on controversial changes to the election law to deprive those insulting religion and the Amir from contesting polls, yesterday lashed back at critics…

Kuwait’s banks to be closed July 5-9 for Eid

KUWAIT: All local banks will be closed starting Tuesday July 5th to Saturday July 9th for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) announced yesterday. According to a notice…

Jaber Hospital ‘exclusive for Kuwaitis’

KUWAIT: The highly anticipated Jaber Hospital will be allocated for Kuwaiti citizens once it opens later this year, Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi confirmed. The top-notch facility will be run…

Amir draws up road map for parliament: Speaker

KUWAIT” His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has drawn up a “road map for the National Assembly and set guidelines for the people of Kuwait,” National Assembly…

New electricity consumption record at 12,900 megawatts – Ministry reduces fuel budget allocations

KUWAIT: Electricity consumption hit a new record for daily use by reaching 12,900 megawatts yesterday, The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) announced. It is the first time in Kuwait’s…

Interior Minister checks airport security measures

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah visited Kuwait International Airport Monday evening to check readiness levels in light of the current security developments and the…

Fireworks confiscated at birds market in Rai

KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmed Al-Manfouhi stressed that he had instructed the Capital municipality emergency teams to confiscate all dangerous fireworks on sale at the birds market in Rai. Manfouhi…

Jahra man arrested with unlicensed weapons, ammo

KUWAIT: As part of their efforts to collect all unlicensed weapons and ammunition, weapons detectives arrested a Kuwaiti citizen with unlicensed weapons and ammunition in the Naseem district in Jahra.…

Indecent acts in a café; Brothel busted

KUWAIT: A bedoon man led Ahmadi police to a cabin in a café where indecent acts were committed. A security source said the bedoon gave information that an expat woman…

Youngster stabbed, left to die in extreme heat

KUWAIT: Mubarak Al-Kabeer detectives are waiting for the condition of a Kuwaiti youth to improve after he was stabbed and left to die under temperatures that exceeded 50 degree C.…

‘My mother stays with me longer in Ramadan’

Nearly a quarter of Kuwait’s entire population is under the age of 14 and yet with the exception of school assemblies, we never hear their voices. During Ramadan, Kuwait Times…

Yemen counter-terror mission shows UAE’s military ambition – UAE projects power, orchestrates attack on Qaeda