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Agreement reached for ‘gradual transfer’ of domestic help department

Trade union accuses manpower authority of manipulation KUWAIT: Director General of the Interior Ministry’s Directorate General of Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi chaired a meeting yesterday with representatives of…

Grand Mosque capacity limited due to constructions

KUWAIT: The Grand Mosque will have a maximum capacity of 18,000 worshippers this year; a limited number compared to previous Ramadan seasons due to expansion works of the First Ring…

National Assembly approves capital spending budget

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday approved the capital spending budget for the current fiscal year 2018/2019 which is projected at around KD 3.2 billion out of the total projected spending…

Scores arrested in Farwaniya crackdowns

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information General Department said that the General Security Department carried out several campaigns in various areas of Farwaniya governorate, as checkpoints were set…

Amir receives Turkish invitation for urgent OIC summit on Palestine

Sheikh Sabah congratulates Iraqi leaders on elections’ success KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invite…

Amir, Crown Prince exchange Ramadan greetings with state officials

Defense Minister congratulates political leadership on Ramadan KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a number of cables of congratulations and warm greetings by senior local…

Kuwait urges world to recognize Palestine as an independent state

Palestinians mark ‘Nakba’; Gazans bury the dead; Death toll hits 60 NEW YORK: Kuwait reiterated yesterday that East Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, calling on the international community to…

Philippines asks for ‘creches’ for Filipina housemaids’ day off

Ban on skilled workers lifted but maid ban stays for now KUWAIT: Four days after a labor deal was signed in Kuwait and after assuring the protection of its workers,…

Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021

DUBAI: Kuwait will not implement value-added tax before 2021 but will push ahead with introducing excise tax, parliament’s budget committee said in a statement posted on the Assembly’s website yesterday.…

Amir sends Ramadan greetings

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated the people of Kuwait on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Amiri Diwan said yesterday. The…

Palestinian Embassy marks Nakba, protests

KUWAIT: The Palestinian Embassy held a protest yesterday at its premises in Bayan on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine in 1948 and coinciding with the implementation of…

MPs pass early retirement law

KUWAIT: MPs yesterday passed the early retirement law with a big majority but all Cabinet ministers present at the voting rejected the legislation casting doubts that it will be accepted…