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Municipality denies animal cruelty claims

KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality Public Relations denied claims by Australia’s Animal Protection Society (AAPS) that the slaughter method in local slaughter houses in Kuwait is inhumane and uses “cruel treatment.” It…

Kuwaiti, Jordanian MPs affirm importance of countering religious extremism, terrorism

AMMAN: A number of Kuwaiti and Jordanian parliamentarians stressed the importance of unifying efforts in countering religious extremism and terrorism through promoting a moderate secular environment. These remarks were made…

Kuwait in Tier 3 in US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 – Ranking unchanged for eighth straight year

KUWAIT: Kuwait is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and, to a lesser degree, forced prostitution. Men and women migrate from South and Southeast Asia,…

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KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry has withdrawn the passports of supporters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in a bid to ensure that sympathizers do not engage in evil acts…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