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Lawmaker proposes granting citizenship to non-Muslims

Panel to probe jail attack – MP demands investment reforms KUWAIT: MP Khaled Al-Shatti yesterday submitted a draft law calling to scrap a provision in the 1959 nationality law that…

KIA chief Saad ‘to step down’

KUWAIT: According to a Bloomberg report yesterday, Kuwait Investment Authority is set to name Farouk Bastaki as managing director, replacing Bader Al-Saad who ran the world’s fifth-largest sovereign wealth fund…

Father and son POWs recount invasion ordeal

‘I was truly born again’ KUWAIT: He was warned: surrender or be dragged from his home, in front of his wife and children, and be humiliated. That was how Retired…

Cabinet Oks decree on social care to citizens

Consultant sought for Failaka development project KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has consented to a draft decree instructing the Ministry of Social Affairs to provide social care to citizens as part…

Kuwait labor towns will be according to Int’l standards

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s planned labor towns will be built according to international criteria and moral responsibilities, a local authority affirmed yesterday. Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects said in a statement that…

1.2 million square meters allocated for housing projects

KUWAIT: In an extraordinary session held yesterday, the Municipal Council approved a request made by the Public Authority for Housing Welfare to allocate 1.2 million square meters located east of…

Health Ministry sponsors ‘prevention’ conference

KUWAIT: The ‘Prevention is a Goal’ conference opened yesterday under the patronage of Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, who was represented by Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Health Dr Yousuf Al-Duwairi.…

Fake domestic help office busted

KUWAIT: Police busted a bogus domestic help office run by a citizen in cooperation with an Arab man, the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) Relations and Security Information Department said yesterday.…

Suicide suspected in Indian man’s death

KUWAIT: An Indian man was found hanging from a tree in Farwaniya under mysterious circumstances. Forensics inspected the body and it was sent to the coroner. Interior Ministry detectives are…

Islamic State tortures, rapes Sunni Arab women too: HRW

BAGHDAD: Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.  The…

Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

MONT-DE-MARSAN: Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France…

‘We’re not here for your oil’, US defense chief tells Iraqis

Mattis distances himself from Trump’s oil comments BAGHDAD: The US military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President…

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