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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…

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…

Old passports obsolete as of July

KUWAIT: Old Kuwaiti passports will be rendered invalid as of July 1, 2018, the Interior Ministry said yesterday, citing an executive order issued by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister…

Tabtabaei calls for recruiting experienced teachers of diverse nationalities

KUWAIT: The controversy over an education ministry decision requiring scholarship students to pass an English-language exam widened yesterday, with the court backing the ministry and MP Safa Al-Hashem accusing Islamic…

CSC confirms ‘no change’ in 7-hour public sector workday

KUWAIT: The Civil Service Commission explained yesterday that it has not increased working hours at government offices following rumors on social media that working hours had been increased. “Irrespective of…

Hackers hijacking WhatsApp accounts of users in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Dozens of users of the popular application WhatsApp in Kuwait are being scammed and lose control of their accounts every month. According to a source at the Electronic and…

Senior citizen killed in Abdaly farm tent blaze

KUWAIT: A citizen in his 70s was killed when a fire broke out yesterday in a tent at his Abdaly farm. An investigation is in progress to determine the cause…

Road tenders suspended to protect public fund

KUWAIT: Minister of Public Works Hosam Al-Roumi said the decision to suspend new road tenders was made to protect public funds as well as to achieve transparency, equality and freedom…

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