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Kuwait reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak: OIE

144 birds were found dead in the area of Jahra PARIS: Kuwait reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks, geese and pheasants, the World…

KOC says onshore oil leak contained

KUWAIT: Kuwait Oil Company yesterday said it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oilfields. It had earlier declared a state of emergency over the leak. The…

System to help ‘protect’ Egyptian workers from trafficking in Kuwait

‘Ensuring only highly skilled laborers are recruited’ KUWAIT: An electronic system that links between Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower and the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration is now in…

Minister signs KD 3 million Jahra sewer grid contract

KUWAIT: Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa yesterday signed a contract to construct and maintain a sewer grid in Jahra at a total cost of KD 3,316,000. The contract includes…

90% of officials’ work time wasted

KUWAIT: President of Kuwait’s National Competiveness Committee Dr Fahd Al-Rashid said 90 percent of senior officials’ time at ministries and government agencies is wasted on jobs others can perform, while…

Expats in limbo after insurance contract nixed

KUWAIT: Interior Ministry sources said directors of residency affairs in all six governorates were instructed to issue temporary residencies for one month only for expats applying to renew their residencies.…

Govt: UK warning on Kuwait attacks ‘routine measure’

KUWAIT: In response to a British warning Saturday of “likely attacks in Kuwait”, Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry assured the warnings are a routine measure and issued not for Kuwait, only but…

Women go to court to demand equality

KUWAIT: A number of female citizens filed a case at the constitutional court demanding equality with men as per the Kuwaiti constitution. Details about the complaints were not immediately available.…

NATO center to take ties to new level: NSB

KUWAIT: NATO’s new Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) regional center in Kuwait will be instrumental in solidifying strategic relations between ICI member nations, the National Security Bureau (NSB) said yesterday.  The…

Kuwait dispatches 10 tons of relief supplies to displaced Iraqis

IRBIL: A planeload of 10 tons of relief and medical supplies, dispatched by the State of Kuwait, landed at Ibril Airport on Saturday as part of ongoing Kuwaiti aid for…

Gold price exceeds $1,200

KUWAIT: Gold in the past week’s trades climbed to $1,204 per ounce, buoyed by the declining American dollar against other hard currencies, Sabaek Al- Kuwait said in a report yesterday.…

Tons of bad food confiscated

KUWAIT: More than two tons of food were confiscated during a surprise campaign carried out recently in Al-Rai area to inspect the quality of food served at restaurants and cafes…

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