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Bag in mall not a bomb

KUWAIT: Police rushed to a mall in Al-Rai following a call about a suspicious bag found there. A security source said precautions were taken, then a robot was used, and…

Kuwait-US ties hailed as Amir, Obama meet at UN – PM tackles terror, Mideast crises in UN address

UNITED NATIONS: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday met US President Barack Obama at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Amir thanked Obama for inviting…

Jassar quits after ruling

KUWAIT: Minister of Electricity and Water and Public Works Ahmad Al-Jassar submitted his resignation yesterday and did not attend the regular meeting of the Cabinet as a result. Jassar tendered…

Old banknotes void by Oct 1

KUWAIT: The Central Bank of Kuwait will withdraw all old Kuwaiti banknotes from trading by Oct 1. The fifth-edition currency notes will no longer be legal tender as of close…

Dialysis stopped for expat patients

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health has stopped kidney dialysis for expatriates, informed sources said. A large number of patients who undergo kidney dialysis at Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah kidney dialysis centers…

Annual development plan 80% complete – Cabinet commends Saudi Hajj efforts

KUWAIT: Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih made a representation during yesterday’s cabinet meeting on the progress made in the nation’s…

Kuwait’s inflation rate up by 3.8 pct in August: CSB

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s consumer price index (CPI) or inflation rate went up by 3.8 percent last August compared with the same month last year, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said yesterday.…

Taxes gradually applied in 2016: Finance ministry

KUWAIT: The Finance Ministry recently informed the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that, in collaboration with World Bank, the taxes sector is still preparing a number of decisions aimed at…

Syrian ‘illegals’ can get one-year visas

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Residency Affairs Department has begun correcting the statuses of violating Syrians who entered the country after war broke out in their homeland and could not return.…

Bedoon students more deserving than Syrians: MP to Minister

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour yesterday urged Minister of Education Dr Bader Al-Essa to reconsider accepting bedoon children in public schools. “Their military and civilian fathers have made sacrifices for Kuwait…

Four Abdaly cell suspects freed on bail

KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday freed four members of the so-called Abdaly cell on a KD 500 bail each and decided to hold the next hearing on Sunday behind closed…

Success of pavilion adds values to Kuwait media: Sheikh Mohammad

MILAN: Kuwaiti Minister of Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said Monday night that the success of Kuwait Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 enhanced the presence of the Kuwaiti…