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Retail sector essential factor in economic growth despite competition

KUWAIT: The cooperative sector in Kuwait uniquely characterizes the economic and social aspects of the state and is a key factor in shaping the economic structure of the country, especially…

Combat the rising number of cardiovascular disease

World Heart Day falls Friday KUWAIT: Today, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives a year, and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million.…

Amir congratulates Merkel on reelection

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent yesterday a cable of congratulations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) win…

Congratulations my sisters!

Congratulations to all Saudi women and salute to King Salman of Saudi Arabia who took a courageous and historic decision to support the long standing demand of Saudi women to…

MPs, assembly defend “exceptional” salary for some lawmakers

KUWAIT: The issue revealed in the local press that a number of MPs were receiving a “second exceptional” salary by the government has taken parliamentary circles by a storm with…

TV hacking network busted in Salmiya

KUWAIT: OSN cable TV network, the leading network in the Middle East, hailed Kuwait security authorities’ efforts which resulted in arresting three people for hacking. Kuwait’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID)…

Freedom of silence

Arab nations have innovations that the world does not know about. The Arab reformist Al-Kawakibi, author of the book ‘Nature of Tyranny and Downfall of Enslavement,’ who was born in…

21 Syrian beggars to be deported

KUWAIT: Farwaniya police arrested 21 Syrian beggars in Rai. The detainees were sent to the proper authorities for further action in preparation for their deportation out of the country. Police…

Etihad pilot dies onboard

DUBAI: An Etihad Airways pilot passed away onboard a flight from Abu Dhabi to the Dutch capital Amsterdam, the airline said yesterday. “The pilot was incapacitated shortly after takeoff and…

Qatar and FIFA urged to protect migrant workers

DUBAI: World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction laborers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.…

End to women’s driving ban to save Saudis billions of dollars

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s decision to end a driving ban for women is likely to save families billions of dollars, boost industries from car sales to insurance, and reassure investors that…

UAE tax to double energy drink and tobacco prices

DUBAI: Tobacco and energy drink prices are set to double in the United Arab Emirates, which is imposing steep excise taxes to help ease a budget shortfall caused by low…