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Panel votes to refer scores of health officials to prosecution

MPs vow to grill Assembly minister over false info KUWAIT: A probe committee investigating alleged corruption and financial and administrative violations at the health ministry yesterday approved recommendations to refer…

Qattan heads health committee

KUWAIT: The Advisory Technical Committee at the Arab Health Ministers’ Council selected Kuwait’s representative, Assistant Undersecretary for General Health Dr Majida Al-Qattan, as president of the committee during its next…

Cabinet orders probe in awarded tenders

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has ordered separate investigations into already awarded public tenders. The order, which was done during a customary cabinet meeting headed by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh…

Local banks instructed to increase Kuwaiti employees to 70 percent

KUWAIT: Efforts to nationalize leading positions in the banking sector have been relatively fruitful so far, according to Well-informed banking sources who stressed that 33 percent of those positions, including…

Fatwa and Legislation Department lays off expat researchers

KUWAIT: The Fatwa and Legislation Department recently became the first government body to implement the policy of replacing expats with citizens 100 percent, Al-Qabas reported yesterday quoting informed sources. The…

Minister reinstates dissolved co-op society’s board

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a ministerial decision annulling a previous decree to dissolve the Kaifan Co-op Society’s…

Deputy FM confirms broad participation in Iraq’s reconstruction conference

Kuwaiti, Ghanaian foreign ministers attend embassy opening KUWAIT: The forthcoming conference on reconstruction of Iraq will have broad international participation and a significant contribution, a Kuwaiti official said yesterday. Invitations…

Kazma narrates stories of peace, war in Kuwait’s history

Kazma port played key role in World War I – Kuwait was known as Kazma in early 17th century   KUWAIT: Kazma, which means ‘water well’, is a city in…

Horeca Kuwait 2018 opens at Kuwait International Fairground

Event helps improve Kuwait’s commercial and tourism competitiveness – Specialized in hospitality, catering and hotel equipment  KUWAIT: The Horeca Kuwait 2018 exhibition opened yesterday at the Kuwait International Fairground…

Man tries to smuggle in 100 rare birds; 25 residency violators caught

KUWAIT: Abdali customs arrested an Iraqi driver who tried to smuggle nearly 100 rare birds into Kuwait yesterday. Nine falcons, 69 sandgrouse birds, and 19 homing pigeons were caught with…

Kuwaitization of public sector jobs urgent priority

KUWAIT: The finance ministry has begun work on executing the plan to Kuwaitize government jobs, and is sending letters to ministries and other government entities in coordination with the Civil…

Govt agrees to appoint officials to rights body

MPs meet again on jailed lawmakers KUWAIT: State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said yesterday that the government will complete the formation of the National Commission for Human Rights…

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