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Iranian jobs go as US sanctions bite

US sanctions bring chill to business climate LONDON: Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of…

NBK the only Kuwait bank among Best Foreign Exchange Providers

In an exclusive survey compiled by Global Finance National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) was recognized as the Best Kuwaiti Foreign Exchange Provider in2019 in an exclusive survey compiled by the…

China’s youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown

In China, where children are often saddled with a packed schedule of extracurricular activities before they even enter grade school, some parents are making room for a surprising pursuit: hip-hop…

Fire victims in Hollywood thoughts as Schifrin, Tyson honored

Hollywood turned its thoughts Sunday to victims of deadly wildfires at a ceremony that awarded honorary Oscars to composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson. Schifrin, of Argentina, is best…

Ooredoo’s ambassador Rakan Al-Hasawi wins 3rd place in AEF Junior Championship

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait’s brand ambassador,Rakan Al-Hasawi, won third place in the 3rd AEF Junior Jumping Championship which took place in Taipei. Al-Hasawi is considered the only participant from the GCC,…

Patel spins NZ to thrilling win in first Test over Pakistan

New Zealand bowlers pull off a thrilling four-run win ABU DHABI: Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets to lead a never-say-die approach from New Zealand bowlers as they pulled…

APEC summit Papua New Guinea

Kuwait mulling plan to cut 1.5 million expats in 7 yrs

Thousands of job titles of expats with unendorsed or no degrees cancelled KUWAIT: Kuwait could soon implement a roadmap to reduce the number of expatriates by at least 1.5 million…

Farmers compensated for rain damage

KUWAIT: Farmers affected by the recent heavy rains will be compensated for any damage based on government instructions, Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Director Sheikh Mohammed…

KOC signs $1.3 billion contracts to buy over 86 drilling rigs

Manpower authority launches platform to support SMEs KUWAIT: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) recently signed contracts to buy over 86 drilling rigs, which is the largest order in KOC’s history with…

Rainfall damage

Kuwait has been blessed with a lot of rainfall this year (yes, it is a blessing in its own way). I know that although the rain brings a lot of…

Kuwait, China sign Silk City, 5 islands MoU

KUWAIT: Kuwait and China signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday on forming a mechanism for the development of Silk City and five Kuwaiti islands. The signing ceremony was held at…

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