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UAE asks citizens to avoid national dress abroad

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates summoned yesterday a senior US diplomat to protest the “abusive treatment” of a UAE citizen as it advised citizens to avoid wearing national attire abroad.…

Kuwait plans to tap debt markets to cover deficit – MPs call for diversification as state posts KD 5.5bn deficit

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday overwhelmingly approved the 2016/2017 budget which is projecting a huge deficit as the finance minister said Kuwait plans to tap international debt markets to plug…

Kuwait to step up security at oil facilities

KUWAIT: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) will reinforce security measures at oil installations in coordination with the country’s interior ministry, a KNPC official spokesman said yesterday. “Intensive security plans to…

Advisory to Kuwaitis travelling to Britain

LONDON: Kuwait Embassy in the UK issued a number of instructions to follow by Kuwaitis visiting Britain this season, whether it is for tourism or medical treatment. In a statement…

Killers of expat arrested in Cairo

KUWAIT: The two suspected killers of an Egyptian in Jaber Al-Ahmad City were arrested in Cairo by Interpol in coordination with its Egyptian counterparts. According to the security relations and…

Amir expresses condolences over Dhaka terror attack

amirKUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable yesterday to President of Bangladesh Mohammad Abdul Hamid, expressing sorrow over the terror attack which hit the…

Executive, legislative authorities should join hands for optimal success: Minister

KUWAIT: Despite the State’s strong current financial position and the improvement of the state’s deficit for 2016/2017, which registered at KD 5.5 billion, solid coordination and cooperation between the executive…

Nepalese maid delivers baby in sponsor’s home; Indian maid charged with theft

KUWAIT: A Nepalese woman was taken to Jahra Hospital after delivering a baby in the toilet of her sponsor’s bathroom in Qaser. A security source said the citizen called them…

Old foes settle score in parking lot brawl – ‘Fast breakers’ arrested

KUWAIT: Old differences between two citizens resurfaced when both of them met accidentally in the parking lot of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Cooperative and exchanged blows in front of passersby. Both of…

IOM launches findings of research study ‘effect of social networks on labor market’

KUWAIT: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Kuwait conducted a research launch and consultation for fifteen government officials from the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on the effect of social…

State bodies working hard to promote youth abilities, skills

KUWAIT: Official bodies lavish noticeable efforts to offer Kuwaiti youth a chance to develop their abilities and skills, especially in sports. Part of this is the cooperation between the Public…

Cop killer’s case adjourned to Aug 14

KUWAIT: The criminal court adjourned the case of the suspect in the murder of police officer Torky Al-Enezi until August 14, awaiting a psychiatrist’s report. The public prosecution charged the…