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Energy bill increase to hike rents, prices

KUWAIT: Kuwait has been buzzing with questions since the cabinet announced Monday approving a proposal to increase electricity and water fees, which would increase the cost four fold for consumers…

38 expat municipality employees terminated

KUWAIT: Thirty eight expatriate employees at Kuwait Municipality were informed by phone not to report to work starting at the end of this month, as they were relieved of their…

Kuwait and Korean firms seal $2.9 billion LNG deal – KPC, BP to explore opportunities in oil, gas, petrochemicals

KUWAIT: Kuwait yesterday inked a $2.93 billion contract with three South Korean firms for the construction of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility in the oil-rich country. The…

Sawaber evacuation ultimatum expires today, tenants threaten legal action

KUWAIT: As the ultimatum to evacuate the Sawaber Residential Complex expires today, and in light of the government’s looming plans to demolish the key estate in downtown Kuwait City, the…

Filipino overseas vote starts April 9 – Election head ensures credible ‘OAV’s’ for Filipinos

KUWAIT: Filipinos in Kuwait, including Pinoys from other countries, may vote for their new country’s leader starting April 9. The presidential election in the Philippines is slated for May 9,…

Kuwaiti women to be hired as school guards

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Education is preparing four contracts to appoint Kuwaiti women as guards in public schools for girls next year. The guards will officially be referred to as…

Kuwait, Saudi to resume production at Khafji field – Maintenance contracts signed for the disputed oilfield

KUWAIT: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have reached a deal to resume production at the disputed Khafji offshore oilfield, Kuwait’s acting oil minister said yesterday. “An agreement has been reached with…

World Bank monitors municipality to improve functions, services

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Municipality yesterday launched a partnership initiative with the World Bank authorizing the latter monitor the municipality’s executive body activities from now on. Following a meeting with the…

Statement from Indian Community School Kuwait’s Board of Trustees on recent crisis

KUWAIT: The Board of Trustees of the Indian Community School Kuwait held a meeting at the Senior School (ICSK) premises on Monday, March 28,2016. Chairman of the Board of Trustees,…

Govt eyes tourism as new source of income: minister

KUWAIT: The government is keen to promote Kuwait’s tourism sector and developing it as a way to diversify sources of income and create more opportunities for young people, a senior…

Kuwaiti women spend KD 989 million annually on cosmetics

KUWAIT: A recent study found that 50 to 60 percent of Kuwaiti women aged between 15 and 55 spend considerable amounts of money every year on beauty, cosmetics and fitness…

Shaab coast flooded by sewage water

KUWAIT: It seems that the new environment protection law managed to stop a large number of environmental violations but failed so far to stop seawater pollution created by sewage water…