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Interior Ministry buys four Airbus civilian helicopters

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc (AHI), a subsidiary of Airbus Group, Inc, to purchase four civilian helicopters in the ministry’s bid to upgrade…

Basri discusses fees, visas, teachers in private schools

KUWAIT: The office of Abdullah Al-Basri, general manager of public administration for private education at the Ministry of Education, is a busy place these days. “The beginning of the academic…

Kuwait’s Rubayan finishes third in F1 powerboat world championship

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti powerboat racer Youssef Al-Rubayan came fourth in the time race, but finished third in the overall standing at the end of the fourth round of the F1 Powerboat…

Kuwait eyes Schengen visa agreement

KUWAIT: Acting Deputy Foreign Minister and Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Walid Al-Khabeizi said Thursday night that luck is on Kuwait’s side in the quest for securing a visa…

Success at Expo shores up Kuwait’s global position

MILAN: Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah touted the weighty presence and terrific success of the Kuwaiti Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 as having greatly…

Kuwaitis self-fund trip to Austria to help Syrian refugees

KUWAIT: A group of self-funded Kuwaiti volunteers flew to Austria to meet with Syrian refugees and provide a transparent picture of the realities on the ground there. The team consists…

High humidity to continue Friday

KUWAIT: High humidity is expected to continue in Kuwait today and may go down on Saturday with the possibility of a temperature increase, said a weather forecast official yesterday. Head…

Al-Hussein mosque imam arrested

KUWAIT: The public prosecutor issued a warrant for the seizure of Hussein Al- Maatouq, imam of Al-Hussein mosque in the Hawally area. He was brought into custody by the secretary-general…

Kuwait’s National Day at Expo Milano

In Milano, last Wednesday, September 30, Expo Milano 2015 hosted celebrations for the National Day of Kuwait. I know you would claim that this is not really the exact day…

Fearless in the sky – Kuwaiti competes in international skydiving, BASE jumping competitions

A Kuwaiti has taken to the extreme sports of skydiving and BASE jumping, despite the sports not having any base in Kuwait. Thirty-year-old Mohammed Al-Rifai makes around 300-500 jumps a…

Potluck banking – ‘Money saving coops offer unsafe, short term solution to saving’

What do you do when you run out of cash and need money urgently? The usual suspects to seek help from are family and friends, or the banks. But what…

Transforming art into special effects

A little bit of encouragement and support can do wonders and boost a person’s talents. Take Sara Fadel, who was a kid with passion for drawing and art. Now 25,…