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Amiri envoy hands letters to Saudi, Bahraini monarchs

KUWAIT: Envoy of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, handed a letter from the Amir to Saudi…

Assembly set to debate report on Filipino workers

KUWAIT: The National Assembly is expected to debate a report on the situation of Filipino workers in Kuwait, especially domestic helpers, in the wake of a serious diplomatic spat with…

Contracts of terminated Expats in ministries will not be extended or renewed

KUWAIT: Contracts of terminated expatriates working in various ministries and state departments will not be extended or renewed as part of the government’s plan to replace them with citizens, well-informed…

Govt eyes creating 17,000 jobs for Kuwaitis in private sector

Through jobs reclassification, increased allowances KUWAIT: The Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) has commenced procedures to fulfill their target of hiring around 17,000 citizens in the private sector, said…

Corruption

To fight corruption in a society, we must speak about it loudly and openly to pressure the government to address the situation. One of the most prominent features of Transparency…

Diabetic children entitled to disability allowance: Court

KUWAIT: Lawyer Nasser Al-Ajmi said the administrative court yesterday ordered the public authority for the disabled to issue a ‘disability certificate’ for his client’s daughter, who suffers from type 1…

Amir receives visiting US envoy, state officials

Foreign Minister meets retired Marine Corps General KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace yesterday Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Smart phones made journalism easy: experts

KUWAIT: Smart phones, though too small and quite easy to carry and use, have created new realties in the information and media realms at expense of old-time heavy audio-visual equipment,…

Chocolate companies eye ‘growing’ Gulf market

‘GCC travelers developed a taste for chocolate’ BRUSSELS: European chocolate companies are keen on expanding their businesses to the Gulf region seen as a growing market for chocolate products. “We…

Customs foils attempt to smuggle Ancient statue

 KUWAIT: Customs officers discovered what seems to be a 170-cm-long Ancient Egyptian statue hidden inside a couch shipped by air. The statue was sent to the National Council for…

Saudi crown prince begins first foreign tour in Egypt

Riyadh, Cairo to sign a number of agreements CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman landed in the Egyptian capital yesterday at the start of his first foreign tour…

Regime retakes quarter of Syria rebel enclave as civilians flee

DAMASCUS: Syria’s regime seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight,…