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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…

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…