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Two sentenced to death for spying for Iran

KUWAIT: A court yesterday sentenced two defendants to death, including an Iranian being tried in absentia, after they were convicted of “spying for Iran” and plotting attacks in the country.…

1,527 arrested in Mahboula raid

KUWAIT: Security forces launched a sudden inspection campaign in Mahboula Monday night, led by Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahd and Assistant Undersecretary For General Security Affairs Major General…

Electronic Crimes law threatens to further stifle freedom of expression: Amnesty Int’l

KUWAIT: A new cybercrimes law, which is due to take effect on 12 January 2016, will add a further layer to the web of laws that already restrict the right…

40-day cold wave ends, low temperatures return Friday

KUWAIT: Astronomer Adel Al-Marzouq predicted that the weather would stabilize starting from tomorrow before marking the beginning of a 13-day cold wave on Friday that is locally known as Al-Naayem,…

Council slams ‘unethical activities’ at cafés

KUWAIT: Members of the Municipal Council slammed the presence of closed cabins in cafes and what goes on in some of them, such as the “sale” of women, liquor and…

Sheep from Iran banned for disease

KUWAIT: Sea ports and land border outlets have decided to ban sheep from Iran until further notice because of the discovery of an infectious disease in several shipments. A source…

10 million passengers used airport in 2015

KUWAIT: A total of 10,213,277 passengers used Kuwait International Airport in both departures and arrivals in 2015 The Ministry of Interior’s Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Borders Affairs Major General Faisal…

Parliament, government join efforts to study subsidies

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday agreed that its bureau will form a team to join several government ministers to study together state subsidies and submit a joint report to the…

Govt sues Sheikhs Ahmad, Talal over sport activities’ suspension – Demands KD 400 million in damages

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti government yesterday sued Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd and Sheikh Talal Al-Fahd jointly with members of the Olympic committee over the suspension of Kuwait’s sports activities. The government primarily…

Bahrain hikes price of fuel as Kuwait dithers – Govt to take issue to Assembly – Ghanem reassures low-income people

DUBAI/KUWAIT: Bahrain yesterday announced a hike of more than 50 percent in petrol prices following its cut in subsidies for energy products as oil producing countries struggle with nosediving crude…

Interior Minister appreciates Amir’s trust in security forces – ‘Campaigns will continue to achieve law and order’

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber…

Activists call for amending commercial monopoly laws

KUWAIT: Speakers at a seminar titled ‘National Assembly: between commercial monopoly and the nation’s interests’ unanimously agreed that parliamentary proposals and laws on commercial monopoly do not serve consumers, and…