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Kuwait Times weekly commodity prices survey

KUWAIT: In 2014, Kuwait Times started a campaign to investigate the price change of some basic commodities starting a month prior to the holy month of Ramadan. The weekly survey…

Conscripts

I salute the decision by the Ministry of Interior to start military conscription for Kuwaitis who turn 18. The decision was taken in 2015, but will be implemented from May…

Is Kuwait Bay safe?

The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) confirmed the discovery of significant quantities of dead fish, demanding that the Environment Public Authority pays attention to Kuwait Bay,…

Hospitals prepared for asthma cases during dusty weather

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday declared a state of alert in all casualty centers at public hospitals, and prepared them to receive and treat patients suffering from asthmas…

Search for new garbage container incinerator

KUWAIT: Following the arrest of a GCC national and a bedoon for setting fire to 30 garbage containers in Jahra a while ago, another unknown incinerator set fire to 16…

Housing minister prepares to face grilling motion

New electricity rates, dates remain unchanged KUWAIT: Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul continued preparations to discuss the grilling motion filed against him by MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri, as…

Kuwait witnesses race to peak of highest skyscraper

KUWAIT: Some 550 young racers of various ages took part yesterday in the vertical marathon ending at peak of Kuwait’s iconic skyscraper Al-Hamra Tower in the capital. Following the four-hour…

Pope Tawadros II hails Kuwait’s religious tolerance

KUWAIT: Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria, has praised Kuwait’s religious tolerance and expressed admiration for the warm hospitality accorded to him during his recent visit to the country.…

Kuwaiti creates foundation to promote ties with France

PARIS: At a time of growing world tensions and widespread global misunderstandings, a Kuwaiti national has taken on the mission of seeking to promote closer ties between peoples by creating…

UAE battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

‘Little Sparta’ has even larger ambitions DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its…

Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism

Pontiff denounces Islamist violence, populism, human rights abuses CAIRO: Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism yesterday, wrapping up a brief trip to Cairo where he urged Muslim leaders to unite…

Trump’s first 100 days: a chaotic discovery of power

WASHINGTON: From his resounding setbacks in Congress to his stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has faced a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House. Although the…