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Residency violation fine to double

KUWAIT: The residency directorate headed by Major General Talal Maarafi had submitted a study to Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khalid Al-Sabah suggesting increasing the fines paid for violating residency visa…

Kuwait withdraws passports from IS sympathizers, deports others

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry has withdrawn the passports of supporters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in a bid to ensure that sympathizers do not engage in evil acts…

MP Shaye denies intervening for disgraced KAC pilot

KUWAIT: MP Faisal Al-Shaye denied rumors that he intervened with Communications Minister Essa Al-Kandari on behalf of the pilot who appeared with a woman inside the cockpit of a Kuwait…

Kuwait readies sukuk laws as budget deficit hits $9bn

KUWAIT: Kuwait is preparing legislation to facilitate issues of Islamic bonds by the government as it assesses options to finance a big budget deficit caused by low oil prices, Finance…

Probe ordered into leaked Khafji letter – Two activists jailed

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, which represents Kuwait in the neutral zone operations with Saudi Arabia, yesterday ordered an immediate probe into who leaked a letter by the oil…

$11.5bn contracts awarded for Zour

KUWAIT: National Petroleum Co said it awarded four contracts worth $11.5 billion (10.5 billion euros) to international consortia yesterday to build a 615,000 barrel per day refinery. A $4.25 billion…

US security board hears case of Gitmo Kuwaiti – Kuwaiti envoy hopeful Kandari will be freed soon

ARLINGTON, Virginia: A suspected Al-Qaeda recruiter held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison for 13 years faced a US national security board yesterday to determine if he is eligible to…

Relative of hijacked plane martyrs sues MP Dashti

KUWAIT: MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji and lawyer Duwaim Al-Muwaizri yesterday filed a case against MP Abdulhameed Dashti related to his recent visit to the family of Emad Mughniya. Turaiji and Muwaizri,…

‘Dia’ frees longest serving Filipino inmate

KUWAIT: The $26,000 ‘dia’ or blood money collected from various Filipino organizations in Kuwait to free one of the longest serving Filipinos in a Kuwaiti jail, was finally handed over…

Subsidies rationalization study to be concluded by September – ‘Rationalizing, not lifting, gas subsidies’

KUWAIT: The Finance Ministry’s Undersecretary Khalifa Hamadah stressed that concerned bodies were currently conducting a study on rationalizing all types of subsidies, predicting that a related decision would take effect…

Professor addresses sectarian issue in controversial extra credit exam

KUWAIT: Despite the show of unity that Kuwaitis displayed in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City last month, some people believe that there…

7 tips for surviving the summer in Kuwait

1. Enjoy the empty roads. Kuwait is notorious for snarled, hours-long traffic jams that eat up drivers with frustration. But that is not a problem in the summer months (especially…