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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,…

Most firms involved in visa trading remain unpunished; Visa trafficker arrested – Govt accused of being selective

KUWAIT: Authorities yesterday ordered the arrest of a key visa trafficker who recruited 1,500 expatriates on fake work permits for KD 1,500 each, but a lawmaker charged that only a…

US finds KAC discriminates against Israelis

WASHINGTON: In a challenge to boycotts of Israel, the US government has found that Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell…

Subsidized fish proposal rejected

KUWAIT: A state official in a department concerned with resolving the problem of high zubaidi (silver pomfret) prices made a verbal proposal to a high ranking official at the Ministry…

Expat teachers placed on ‘rewards system’

KUWAIT: Education Ministry Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari formed a committee chaired by Assistant Undersecretary for General Education Fatima Al-Kandari to discuss applications of several expatriate employees sent for retirement to…

Fifth edition of banknotes no longer in use starting today

KUWAIT: The fifth edition of Kuwait’s banknotes will be withdrawn today and will no longer be used, while the deadline to exchange them with the sixth edition banknotes will be…

Local currency bonds issued before year’s end to finance budget deficit: Minister – Senior officials laud ties with Saudi Arabia, Hajj organization

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh stated that Kuwait would issue Kuwaiti dinar bonds to finance budget deficit before the end of the current year or early…

Two new land plots for housing in Salmi, Abdaly

KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality’s Acting Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said the Municipal Council suggested allocating two new land plots in Salmi and Abdaly for the Public Authority for Housing Welfare to build…

KD 50,000 compensation ordered for oppositionist

KUWAIT: A court yesterday ordered Al-Shahed newspaper to compensate former MP Musallam Al-Barrak KD 50,000 because of an article it published against him. Barrak, a leading political opposition figure, has…

Kuwaiti female shooters grab two medals in Rabat

RABAT: Kuwaiti female shooters Asmaa Al-Qatami and Shahd Al-Hawal won Tuesday a silver and a bronze medal respectively in the 12th Arab Shooting Championship currently held in the Moroccan capital.…

Kuwait-US ties hailed as Amir, Obama meet at UN – PM tackles terror, Mideast crises in UN address

UNITED NATIONS: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday met US President Barack Obama at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Amir thanked Obama for inviting…

Old banknotes void by Oct 1

KUWAIT: The Central Bank of Kuwait will withdraw all old Kuwaiti banknotes from trading by Oct 1. The fifth-edition currency notes will no longer be legal tender as of close…