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MPs demand expulsion of Filipino envoy, slam ‘weak’ govt response

Ghanem vows action against ‘escalation’ – Police arrest two over ‘abductions’ KUWAIT: Lawmakers yesterday strongly blasted the Philippines Embassy in the country for allegedly helping Filipina maids claiming to be…

Call for panel to vet expat licenses rejected; MP files to grill Sabeeh

KUWAIT: Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah yesterday rejected a proposal calling to set up a higher committee to supervise the issuance and renewal of driving licenses of expatriates. In…

Ramadan likely from May 17

KUWAIT: The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday, May 17, Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said yesterday. He noted that the crescent might not be visible in…

Nuclear issue

What a jinxed situation. It is so ironic and tragic that I’ve started believing that the dispute with the Philippines is jinxed. The minute we advance in resolving the dispute,…

Amir eager to care for talented young people: Minister Sabeeh

His Highness patronizes Kuwait innovation competition for students’ research and projects KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s patronage of the Kuwait innovation competition for students’ research…

Amir commends municipality workers’ efforts in carrying out vital projects

His Highness receives Minister Roumi, Municipality Director General KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace yesterday Minister of Public Works and Minister of…

US Department of State’s Report on Human Rights Practices in Kuwait for 2017 – Part I

Executive summary Kuwait is a constitutional, hereditary emirate ruled by the Al-Sabah family. While there is also a democratically elected parliament, His Highness the Amir holds ultimate authority over most…

Fifth Ring Road development starts Sunday

KUWAIT: Director of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport Ahmad Al-Hessan announced that the first phase of developing the Fifth Ring Road will be launched on Sunday, April…

Lawyer accuses trio of helping Indian maid flee

KUWAIT: A lawyer filed a complaint at Salwa police station accusing three Indians of helping an Indian housemaid flee her sponsor’s house. The suspects claimed to be working for the…

Three arrested with 125,000 Captagon pills prepared for sale

2,700 suspicious tablets found with passenger at airport KUWAIT: The Drugs Control General Department (DGCD) arrested three persons with possession of a large quantity of Captagon tablets. An undercover source…

Child rape case heightens Hindu-Muslim divide

8 Hindu men on trial for rape, murder of Muslim girl – Girl drugged, held captive in a Hindu temple for 5 days JAMMU: The internet is being cut for…

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

KERBALA: For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq’s Shiite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all…

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