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MP threatens to grill PM if charges hiked

KUWAIT: Opposition lawmaker Riyadh Al-Adasani yesterday threatened to grill Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah if the government hikes public charges or reduces subsidies to increase costs on citizens. Adasani…

Exploiting kids

Lately I’ve noticed on social media – especially Facebook and WhatsApp – that people are using children under eight to publicize special causes – be they political, commercial, social or…

Kuwaitis make up four percent of health ministry’s nurses

KUWAIT: Head of the studies and research office at the health ministry’s nursing services department Dr Hanan Al-Naqaidan said Kuwaiti nurses in the ministry make up 4 percent, as their…

KD 24.727 billion taken from future generations fund in 42 years

KUWAIT: Official data released by the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) showed that the amount of funds taken from the future generations fund since it was established in 1976 until this…

Indian Embassy urges violators to avail amnesty

KUWAIT: The Indian Embassy in Kuwait released the following statement on violation of residency rules, urging Indian nationals who are in violation to benefit from an amnesty announced recently by…

Amir briefed about ‘territorial communication pathway’ project

Amir receives Wataniya Airways’ President, board members KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday at Bayan Palace Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for…

15 inactive companies employing 141 workers busted

KUWAIT: Residency detectives busted 15 closed and inactive companies that had 141 workers under their sponsorship, who are in violation of residency laws. This took place during a recent crackdown…

Yemen separatists seize government’s de facto capital

ADEN: Separatists in war-ravaged Yemen have seized all but one district of the government’s de facto capital Aden, also laying siege to the isolated presidential palace on the city’s southern…

Camels left pouting as Saudis ban Botox

AL RUMHIYA, Saudi Arabia: Huddled together on a dusty racetrack, Saudi judges scrutinize pouty lips and shapely humps in a high-stakes camel beauty pageant mired in scandal after Botox and…

Saudi Arabia recovers $107bn in graft purge

56 people still in custody –  All detainees have left the Ritz-Carlton RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said yesterday $107 billion has been recovered so far in a major crackdown…

8-month-old girl raped in Delhi

Nearly 11,000 cases of child rape reported in India in 2015 – 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls in India NEW DELHI: An eight-month-old Indian girl was yesterday recovering in hospital after…

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher…