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Forgery suspect caught

KUWAIT: Residency affairs department detectives arrested an Egyptian man for forging several transactions and documents from the disputes committee which are given to expats in order to settle labor disputes.…

Kuwait in Tier 3 in US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 – Ranking unchanged for eighth straight year

KUWAIT: Kuwait is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and, to a lesser degree, forced prostitution. Men and women migrate from South and Southeast Asia,…

Residency violation fine to double

KUWAIT: The residency directorate headed by Major General Talal Maarafi had submitted a study to Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khalid Al-Sabah suggesting increasing the fines paid for violating residency visa…

Kuwait withdraws passports from IS sympathizers, deports others

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry has withdrawn the passports of supporters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in a bid to ensure that sympathizers do not engage in evil acts…

MP Shaye denies intervening for disgraced KAC pilot

KUWAIT: MP Faisal Al-Shaye denied rumors that he intervened with Communications Minister Essa Al-Kandari on behalf of the pilot who appeared with a woman inside the cockpit of a Kuwait…

Kuwait readies sukuk laws as budget deficit hits $9bn

KUWAIT: Kuwait is preparing legislation to facilitate issues of Islamic bonds by the government as it assesses options to finance a big budget deficit caused by low oil prices, Finance…

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…