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23 expats to be deported for mass brawl

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti authorities will deport without trial 17 Egyptians and six Syrians after they were involved in a mass brawl over a commercial dispute, an information ministry official said yesterday.…

IOC bans Kuwait, PAYS slams ‘plot’

DUBAI: The International Olympic Committee has suspended Kuwait for the second time in five years over government interference in the country’s Games committee, but the decision was rejected by Kuwait’s…

Kuwait Airways seeks partners as expansion begins

DUBAI: Kuwait Airways is heading into an expansion phase which will include partnerships, following a restructuring plan that helped it cut losses, an executive at the state-owned airline said yesterday.…

PAAFRA bans animal imports from Saudi, other countries

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources Affairs (PAAFRA) has banned the importation of ruminants from Saudi Arabia due to foot and mouth disease. These include cattle, sheep,…

Government ‘won’t tolerate bids to undermine security’ – PM calls for a tight-belt policy to trim over-spending

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday reaffirmed that government would not tolerate any attempt aimed at undermining security of Kuwait and called for implementing…

Kuwait blasts Israel as a rogue country – Kuwait rallies world support for UNSC bid

NEW YORK: The Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations on Monday condemned Israel as rogue country for trifling with all international laws and the UN…

Kuwait, India ink accord on recruitment of nurses – Hiring will be done only through govt agencies

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Indian Embassy yesterday signed an agreement finalizing the modalities of recruitment of nurses from India and paving the way for hiring nurses…

United Airlines drops Kuwait flights

KUWAIT: American carrier United Airlines will stop providing flight services to Kuwait as of January. United will also stop services to Bahrain. The announcement comes only a few weeks after…

Ahmadi Municipality ‘collected’ KD 417,500 in bank guarantees

KUWAIT: Ahmadi municipality’s PR department announced collecting KD 1,827 in fees and KD 417,500 in the form of bank guarantees during Sept 2015. The department added that 265 licenses were…

FM receives Tony Blair

KUWAIT: First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received UK’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is currently visiting the country. The meeting…

Kuwait sports laws in tune with Olympic Charter

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah affirmed that Kuwait’s sports laws are in consistency with the provisions of the…

Mosque bombers retract confessions, deny charges – Amir lauds security operations

KUWAIT: Suspects in the bombing of the Imam Al- Sadeq Mosque yesterday told the appeals court that they were not guilty and retracted their confessions made in the criminal court,…