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Beggars in Kuwait change tactics amid crackdown

As the interior ministry stresses its zero-tolerance policy towards begging, beggars in turn are devising new means to dodge the crackdown. While some see it as a last resort for…

Lawmaker proposes govt buy debt again

Assembly panel meets bedoon jailed illegally KUWAIT: MP Majed Al-Mutairi yesterday called on the government to buy billions of dinars in bank loans taken by Kuwaiti citizens, revisiting a sensitive…

Kuwait gives nuclear security top priority

VIENNA: Kuwait attaches special attention to cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the region’s countries, mainly GCC members, in the domain of nuclear security, said a Kuwaiti…

Exhibition of handicrafts made by prisoners opens

List of inmates to be pardoned being readied KUWAIT: The 7th exhibition of handicrafts made by prisoners opened yesterday in Souq Sharq. On behalf of Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Gen…

Drug pusher held

KUWAIT: The Drug Control General Department arrested a suspect with 60 kg of hashish and 3 kg of shabu hidden in a hole in a Kabd farm. The suspect was…

Unplanned spaces in Kuwait’s urban landscape

 When you think of Kuwait’s urban landscape, you might visualize clean and sophisticated infrastructure of roads, highways and contemporary architecture. For many, it is an image of a modern…

The men who keep Kuwait’s streets clean and shrubs neat

Kuwait relies heavily on cleaners and menial labor from Bangladesh and other Asian countries. Thousands of them work the streets of Kuwait. But most take only a small salary and…

Automated system to prevent visa trafficking

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Manpower’s deputy director for human resources and financial affairs Sultan Al-Shaalani said the authority is exerting unprecedented efforts to fight marginal labor, and in this…

Education ministry urged to give incentives for Kuwaiti staff

KUWAIT: Well-informed educational sources stressed the need to reach a final decision on the incentives offered to certain Ministry of Education (MoE) Kuwaiti staff members such as psychiatrists, accountants and…

Govt upgrades e-services to confront corruption: Minister

KUWAIT: Under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and in cooperation with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), the 6th E-Government Forum (EGOV6)…

Muwaizri shuns panel meeting on PM grilling

KUWAIT: Leading opposition MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri, who has sought to grill the prime minister over rain mismanagement, yesterday did not attend a meeting by the National Assembly’s legal and legislative…

Chaperones for female workers?

KUWAIT: Al-Rai daily reported yesterday that the Public Authority for Manpower has stopped issuing work permits to Moroccan and Tunisian women younger than 40 unless they are accompanied by a…