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More pedestrian bridges for safer walking in Kuwait

Kuwait is witnessing a surge in the construction of pedestrian bridges, a welcome respite for residents of high foot traffic areas like Salmiya, Hawally, Farwaniya and Khaitan. Many of these…

Free time and summer vacations

Every summer the countdown begins. Students begin marking off the days until summer holidays. Teachers are definitely keeping a tally and parents know it’s just a matter of time. The…

Kuwait plans to establish shelter for male workers

KUWAIT: Kuwait is working on establishing a shelter for male workers similar to a building already sit up to house abused female domestic helpers, a government official said. In the…

Foreign Ministry urges diplomats to rapidly seek e-passports

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry yesterday urged holders of diplomatic passports to hurry and obtain e-passports to avoid travel difficulties after the Interior Ministry announced old ones would be invalid…

‘Back to the slammer’, the history of prisons in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Ending up in prison is probably one of the worse things that could ever happen to any human being, but in our modern times, such correctional facilities are necessary…

Hot, dusty weather during weekend

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s weather forecast over the weekend will be hot with dust prevailing, said an official from Kuwait Meteorological Center yesterday. Today evening’s weather is expected to be warm with…

Ministry pushes tender to build second phase of new airport

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) recently contacted the Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) requesting permission to announce offering a tender to build the second phase of the…

Bahrain opposition head acquitted in spy case

DUBAI: A Bahraini court acquitted the jailed head of the Shiite opposition of all charges yesterday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, prompting the kingdom’s attorney…

Immigration fears fuel crisis in Western politics

WASHINGTON: One issue now dominates political debate within the major Western democracies, and that one issue could now divide the West upon itself: migration. Donald Trump is trying to ride…

‘End of driving ban’ to boost Saudi women economic role

DUBAI: The end of a decades-old female driving ban is expected to bring an economic windfall for millions of Saudi women, making it easier for them to work and do…

Libya strongman’s forces recapture 2 key oil ports

BENGHAZI: A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said yesterday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in…

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl yesterday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram. Ardern, 37, became New Zealand’s youngest prime…

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