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Kuwait planning to build ‘competitive market’: Watchdog

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s competition protection authority has introduced a carefully mapped out plan in an effort to increase competitiveness in the local market. The strategy aims to meet precise objectives, including…

Message for US citizens: reminder for voting in 2018 US Elections

KUWAIT: The US Embassy in Kuwait sent the following reminder to US citizens residing in the country, regarding the US mid-term elections: There are only 51 days remaining before the…

Kuwait’s book banning outrage: Protesters lament ‘damaged’ Kuwaiti literary pride

KUWAIT: The information ministry banned 4,000 books from 2013 to 2017, some over religious sensitivities or political reasons, and others for violent or explicit content. People in Kuwait enjoy freedom…

Disabled care privileges limited until retirement

KUWAIT: Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf stressed that the privileges given to people assigned to care for relatives with special needs are limited until retirement. Hajraf also noted that according to…

Activists stage protest against book banning

KUWAIT: Around 80 activists gathered in Irada Square opposite the National Assembly yesterday to protest against the banning of books by the information ministry. This was the second gathering by…

Ministry files 449 real estate fraud complaints

KUWAIT: The Ministry of the Commerce and Industry (MoCI) referred 449 complaints concerning real estate fraud to the public prosecution. The ministry explained that the citizens filing the complaints had…

Maintenance license for European planes re-activated

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways announced recently receiving a decision from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to re-activate its maintenance license for European aircrafts, which was suspended by the agency since…

People with special needs; Kuwait’s greatest potential

Calls for more support to staff with special needs KUWAIT: While the social perception of people with special needs might veer towards sympathy and sorrow, most of said individuals usually…

Zain’s internal innovation e-platform, Zainiac, selects three initiatives to incubate towards commercialization

The brainchild of Bader Al-Kharafi, Zainiac is aimed at tapping into Zain’s internal human resources to generate innovative ideas KUWAIT: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets…

Exiting expats impact economy – SPECIAL REPORT

As foreigners leave, services and real estate sectors slow KUWAIT: “We sent our kids home today,” said Lissy Antony, fighting back tears that welled up in her eyes as she…

MoI executes plan for securing husseiniyas

Undersecretary holds inspection tour KUWAIT: The interior ministry announced on Wednesday the implementation of a plan for safeguarding husseiniya gatherings during the Islamic month of Muharram, which started Tuesday. In…

Temperatures dropping in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The weather in Kuwait is currently in a transitional state from summer to autumn, as temperatures are gradually dropping, Kuwait Meteorological Center said yesterday. The humidity level will increase,…