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MoI scraps decision to impound vehicles

Seized cars to be returned – MP alleges corruption KUWAIT: The interior ministry has reportedly scrapped a plan to impound vehicles for two months for certain violations. The decision to…

Relatively cold at night on weekend

KUWAIT: Fair weather will continue in Kuwait during daytime and turn relatively cold during the night in the coming days, Kuwaiti meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said yesterday. He said in remarks…

German court: KAC can refuse Israeli passengers

BERLIN: A German court ruled yesterday that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The…

Passenger numbers rise

KUWAIT: Passenger movement at Kuwait International Airport increased 26 percent in October, with the total number amounting to a million compared to 840,000 in the same month in 2015, Directorate…

Sheikha Hussah honored for promoting Islamic art

DAI chief praises hard work of her team   WASHINGTON: Director General of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) Sheikha Hussah Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was honored with the Middle East Institute’s (MEI)…

Kuwait marks opening of International Book Fair

‘Thousands of English books available’  The National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature opened it 42nd Annual International Book Fair yesterday at the international fairgrounds in Mishref. The fair…

Traditional hunting weapons of Kuwait

 KUWAIT: “Kharraza”, “Om Sajma” (bump shot light hunting guns, air guns) and Om Batun or Om Batnin (hunting shotguns) were famous traditional weapons sold in Kuwait and used for…

Talk to the hand

Local comedians and commentators use social media to air views   Social media is mostly known for ‘fake news’ and fashionistas but many in Kuwait and the region also utilize…

Expats to pay increased health insurance of KD 130 annually

Harbi breaks ground on new hospital for expatriates   KUWAIT: The annual health insurance fees for expats will jump to KD 130 as new hospitals and clinics that will exclusively…

New lab tests blamed for eye-watering onion prices

KUWAIT: Food merchants are asking state officials to intervene in order to speed up the slow pace of inspections of fruit and vegetable imports, which has resulted in delays in…

Outrage, lawsuit and even divorce after MoI starts impounding cars

KUWAIT: Lawmakers yesterday expressed anger over the traffic department’s action of impounding vehicles for offences like using mobile phones while driving and failing to buckle up, and threatened action against…

Merchants demand action as slow lab tests drive vegetable prices up

Sack of onion rose from KD 2.5 to KD 10 – Union laments poor storing conditions at borders KUWAIT: Food merchants are asking state officials to intervene in order to…