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Kuwait Embassy marks inauguration of US President

WASHINGTON: The Kuwait Embassy held on Thursday a reception on the occasion of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. The embassy usually holds such receptions on the eve of…

MPs slam rising expat numbers, remittances

Assembly panel talks Iran, Trump with govt KUWAIT: Lawmakers who had signed on a motion for a special debate on the rising numbers of expatriates in the country yesterday demanded…

MP: Bedoons’ issue deliberately delayed

KUWAIT: The issue of bedoons or stateless residents needs to be solved as soon as possible because of its humanitarian nature, a lawmaker said yesterday, accusing authorities concerned with the…

Lawmakers seek special debate on expat numbers

Bill calls to lower voting age to 18 KUWAIT: Opposition MP Abdulkarim Al-Kandari said yesterday he has begun collecting signatures of other MPs to demand holding a special debate in…

Cabinet approves restructuring program, manpower authority merger

Priority given to appointment of Kuwaitis KUWAIT: The cabinet yesterday approved the merging of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) into the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM). The decision…

Minister ready to face grilling

KUWAIT: Information Minister and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al Sabah said he is ready for the grilling submitted against him over the sports suspension. He said…

MPs file grilling over sports ban

KUWAIT: Three opposition lawmakers yesterday carried out their threat and filed to grill Minister of Information and Youth Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah for allegedly failing to do enough to end…

MP Hashem wants more charges, taxes on expats

Call to speed up demographic balancing KUWAIT: MP Safa Al-Hashem yesterday called for imposing more charges and taxes on expatriates to make their stay in the country very costly and…

MPs call for fundamental changes to constitution

Sports row intensifies – Law seeks to scrap petrol hike KUWAIT: Several MPs called yesterday for fundamental changes to the country’s 1962 constitution as an essential requirement to resolve the…

Outrage as speaker ends session after heated row

MPs threaten to grill youth minister – Dispute over ‘alien’ panel head KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem yesterday adjourned the Assembly session following a heated argument between pro-government MP…

Assembly panel says deputy speaker’s election incorrect

MP Adasani to grill housing minister over violations KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee ruled yesterday that the election of deputy speaker Essa Al-Kandari was illegal and did…

Cabinet decides to incorporate philanthropy into school curricula

Panel to investigate Anti-Corruption Authority KUWAIT: At the behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Cabinet has decreed to introduce philanthropy and volunteerism to school…

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