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Some tenants in Fahaheel fail to save cars parked in the basement

Around 20 cars were parked in the basement when it got flooded KUWAIT: Oliver Ballesteros, 33, from the Philippines, lives in a residential building in Fahaheel on Makkah Street. His…

Rain overwhelms utilities: officials

KUWAIT: Director of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Maj Gen Khalid Al-Mekrad said his department received on Friday up to 251 calls for help and that the personnel rescued…

Ministry denies ‘rain fatalities’ reports

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior has dismissed social media reports about an increase in the number of deaths caused by the heavy rainfall which engulfed the country Friday. In a…

Dark clouds on horizon as govt scrambles to contain rain fallout

More rain forecast – All schools closed – MEW declares emergency – MPs demand compensation KUWAIT: The meteorological office issued weather warnings for the coming period, as clouds are accumulating…

CBK issues new rules for personal loans, financing

KUWAIT: The Central Bank of Kuwait yesterday issued new regulations for granting loans and personal financing for consumer and housing purposes and issuance of credit cards. Governor Dr Mohammad Al-Hashil…

Kuwait gov’t bodies mobilized to deal with heavy rainfall

Oil sector declared emergency due to unstable weather  KUWAIT: Kuwait government bodies have been mobilized amidst heavy rainfall in the country Friday evening, fully prepared to help either people…

Durra opens recruitment of domestic helpers from Philippines

Company sets recruitment cost at KD 850 per maid KUWAIT: Al-Durra Domestic Helpers Company’s Chairman Ali Al-Kandari announced opening of recruiting domestic helpers from the Philippines after the resolution of…

Interior Ministry issues instructions to follow during heavy rain and flooding

 KUWAIT: The interior ministry’s relations and security information department said citizens and expatriates should follow the instructions below under the current circumstances: * Follow the news when there are…

Iraqi president begins official visit to Kuwait today as part of Gulf tour

Kuwait top priority is fate of missing citizens in Iraq: diplomat KUWAIT: President of Iraq Barham Saleh, accompanied by an official entourage, is due to begin an official visit to…

Farm owners to be compensated: Minister

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammed Al-Jabri stressed his full support to farmers so that they can do their jobs properly to achieve sustainable…

Public Works Minister resigns, National Guard called in to help as rains wreak havoc across Kuwait

 KUWAIT: Heavy rains wreaked havoc across Kuwait Friday, resulting in massive flooding of major highways, streets and neighborhoods. The Minister of Public Works Hussam Al Roumi resigned in the…

Caution urged as Kuwait braces for heavy rain in coming days

Emergency committee meeting held in anticipation of rain KUWAIT: People in Kuwait were urged to exercise caution as state authorities on Wednesday announced their readiness to face heavy rain over…