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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…

Man hurt after fake police storm Abbassiya apartment

KUWAIT: An Indian man living in Abbassiya was attacked inside his apartment in an apparent robbery. Kattukallil George Mathew was in his apartment when two persons knocked on his door…

Domestic abuse

Kuwait: A female citizen recently filed a case accusing her husband and his parents of beating her and taking away her vehicle and other belongings after she returned to her…

Fake officer arrested in Abdullah Al-Mubarak

KUWAIT: A citizen was recently arrested in Abdullah Al- Mubarak with possession of five bags of heroin, a fake Criminal Investigation ID, a fake civil ID, a vest with the…

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…

Cabinet emphasizes GCC security, condemns Al-Aqsa Mosque raid – Acting premier briefs ministers on talks with Iranian FM

KUWAIT: The Cabinet yesterday lauded efforts by Bahrain which led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle weapons and explosions into the Kingdom targeting its security and stability. During its weekly…

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…

Subsidies rationalization study to be concluded by September – ‘Rationalizing, not lifting, gas subsidies’

KUWAIT: The Finance Ministry’s Undersecretary Khalifa Hamadah stressed that concerned bodies were currently conducting a study on rationalizing all types of subsidies, predicting that a related decision would take effect…

Professor addresses sectarian issue in controversial extra credit exam

KUWAIT: Despite the show of unity that Kuwaitis displayed in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City last month, some people believe that there…

7 tips for surviving the summer in Kuwait

1. Enjoy the empty roads. Kuwait is notorious for snarled, hours-long traffic jams that eat up drivers with frustration. But that is not a problem in the summer months (especially…