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OIC summit urges providing int’l protection for Palestinian people

ISTANBUL: Concluding the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, kings and Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) adopted…

Kuwait calls for int’l partnership against chemical weapons use

PARIS: Kuwait called on Friday for creating an international solid partnership to punish those who evade punishment when using chemical weapons. This came in a statement by Sami Al-Sulaiman, Kuwait’s…

Expats public sector employees down 23 percent in one year

  KUWAIT: The total number of expatriates working in the public sector has decreased one year since the policy of replacing foreign employees with citizens was launched, recent official statistics…

Kuwait to push for resolution at UN to protect Palestinians

ISTANBUL: The State of Kuwait will continue diplomatic efforts until the United Nations Security Council issues a resolution for protecting the Palestinian people, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad…

Tips from Kuwaitis on traveling to Turkey

I recently traveled to the stunning metropolis of Istanbul, then headed to the lovely and cozy village of Yalava. However, I felt the need to ask three Kuwaitis who have…

Kuwait, Gulf, US sanction leadership of Hezbollah

KUWAIT: As part of Kuwait’s efforts in combating terrorism and drying out its funding, the committee in charge of implementing the UN Security Council’s resolutions which were issued under the…

The enduring Ramadan traditions of Kuwait

  Around the world, Ramadan is a time of piety and prayers, fasting and feasting, and spending time with family and friends. But as is often the case, every nation…

Philippines president lifts ban on Filipino domestic workers

Kuwait, Philippines seal deal, ending diplomatic standoff MANILA: A ban on domestic workers coming from the Philippines has been lifted, ending a months-long diplomatic standoff between labor-importing Kuwait and Manila.…

Agreement reached for ‘gradual transfer’ of domestic help department

Trade union accuses manpower authority of manipulation KUWAIT: Director General of the Interior Ministry’s Directorate General of Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi chaired a meeting yesterday with representatives of…

Grand Mosque capacity limited due to constructions

KUWAIT: The Grand Mosque will have a maximum capacity of 18,000 worshippers this year; a limited number compared to previous Ramadan seasons due to expansion works of the First Ring…

National Assembly approves capital spending budget

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday approved the capital spending budget for the current fiscal year 2018/2019 which is projected at around KD 3.2 billion out of the total projected spending…

Scores arrested in Farwaniya crackdowns

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information General Department said that the General Security Department carried out several campaigns in various areas of Farwaniya governorate, as checkpoints were set…

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