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Kuwait planning to build ‘competitive market’: Watchdog

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s competition protection authority has introduced a carefully mapped out plan in an effort to increase competitiveness in the local market. The strategy aims to meet precise objectives, including…

Message for US citizens: reminder for voting in 2018 US Elections

KUWAIT: The US Embassy in Kuwait sent the following reminder to US citizens residing in the country, regarding the US mid-term elections: There are only 51 days remaining before the…

Two dead, seven injured in bus, truck accident on Mutlaa Road

No injuries in workers’ residence fire KUWAIT: Two people were killed and seven injured in an accident that took place between a bus carrying workers and a truck on Mutlaa…

Kuwait’s book banning outrage: Protesters lament ‘damaged’ Kuwaiti literary pride

KUWAIT: The information ministry banned 4,000 books from 2013 to 2017, some over religious sensitivities or political reasons, and others for violent or explicit content. People in Kuwait enjoy freedom…

Disabled care privileges limited until retirement

KUWAIT: Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf stressed that the privileges given to people assigned to care for relatives with special needs are limited until retirement. Hajraf also noted that according to…

Activists stage protest against book banning

KUWAIT: Around 80 activists gathered in Irada Square opposite the National Assembly yesterday to protest against the banning of books by the information ministry. This was the second gathering by…

Kuwaiti couple handed jail for assaulting Sri Lankan customs officers

COLOMBO: A Kuwaiti man and woman convicted of assaulting customs officers at Sri Lanka’s main international airport were handed a six-month jail sentence suspended for five years, an official said…

Ministry files 449 real estate fraud complaints

KUWAIT: The Ministry of the Commerce and Industry (MoCI) referred 449 complaints concerning real estate fraud to the public prosecution. The ministry explained that the citizens filing the complaints had…

Company fined KD 58,000 for state property encroachment

KUWAIT: Director of the safety department in Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate Maise Bushehri said a field tour resulted in issuing a citation to a company that used state property for offices…

Maintenance license for European planes re-activated

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways announced recently receiving a decision from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to re-activate its maintenance license for European aircrafts, which was suspended by the agency since…

People with special needs; Kuwait’s greatest potential

Calls for more support to staff with special needs KUWAIT: While the social perception of people with special needs might veer towards sympathy and sorrow, most of said individuals usually…

Zain’s internal innovation e-platform, Zainiac, selects three initiatives to incubate towards commercialization

The brainchild of Bader Al-Kharafi, Zainiac is aimed at tapping into Zain’s internal human resources to generate innovative ideas KUWAIT: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets…