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Bedoons not banned from Hajj: Ministry

KUWAIT: The Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry said it has not banned bedoons from performing hajj this year, and that the quota for bedoons remains as is and has not…

Drunk Arab woman arrested

Kuwait: Ahmadi police arrested an intoxicated Arab woman late at night and charged her with public drunkenness at Fintas police station. A security source said the woman was spotted and…

Fake nurses busted

KUWAIT: Residency Affairs Departments’ detectives arrested a worker and three maids who changed jobs and worked as nurses though they were not qualified. The arrest was made after an agreement…

Finance ministry refutes 100 fils gas price increase reports

KUWAIT: The finance ministry strongly denied some local papers’ stories published yesterday concerning the government’s intentions to increase gasoline prices to 100 fils per liter next year. A statement issued…

Travel ban for nonpaying landline subscribers; Demand for ‘correcting’ services’ fees

KUWAIT: Well-informed sources said that the Ministry of Communications has provided the interior ministry with lists of landline subscribers, including citizens and expats, who had not paid their dues to…

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s policies won’t change

KUWAIT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his first foreign trip after the landmark nuclear accord, urged Tehran’s Gulf Arab neighbors to cooperate to fight against terrorism, but stressed…

1,304 detained pending deportation

KUWAIT: The general security department carried out several campaigns in the six governorates last week, resulting in the arrest of 226 visa violators, 107 people wanted on felony and civil…

Kandari opens probe in KAC porn star scandal

KUWAIT: Minister of Communications Essa Al- Kandari has ordered an immediate investigation into a report that a Kuwait Airways pilot invited an ex-porn star into the cockpit of a Kuwait…

Zalzalah warns to grill FM over health office probe

KUWAIT: MP Yousif Al-Zalzalah stressed his readiness to use all constitutional tools to grill First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah concerning the foreign ministry’s…

FDI in Arab states fell 8% last year

KUWAIT: Foreign direct investment into Arab states dropped 8.0 percent last year with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia accounting for close to half the total fall, a report…

Illegal weapons trader arrested

KUWAIT: A citizen was arrested trading in unlicensed weapons. The arrest was made when an undercover went to buy a 9mm browning pistol for KD 800 and the suspect was…

Bombing victims’ relatives to attend Aug 4 hearing

KUWAIT: More than 50 judicial complaints will be sent to the courts by the relatives of those killed or injured in the Al-Sadiq mosque bombing, an informed source said. They…