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Cabinet examines Iraq conference’s outcome, regrets deadly incidents

Ministers review report on removing housing projects’ obstacles KUWAIT: The ministers at the weekly regular cabinet session yesterday congratulated Their Highnesses the Amir and the Crown Prince on the national…

FM condemns Manila ban as MPs slam govt silence; hundreds of maids abscond

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s foreign minister yesterday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a…

Politicians involved in multimillion dinar transactions: Turaiji

Union demands return of shrimping by trawling KUWAIT: Former MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji filed a report with the Public Anti-Corruption Authority yesterday including a list of the names of 20 current…

Opposition MPs stage sit-in for jailed lawmakers

KUWAIT: About 15 opposition MPs yesterday staged a sit-in at the National Assembly in support of calls to release two jailed opposition lawmakers and activists on charges of storming the…

Assembly guards assault journalist

  KUWAIT: A journalist covering the National Assembly news for local Arabic daily Al-Jarida claimed he was physically assaulted by the commander of the National Assembly guards yesterday after preventing…

Cassation court refuses to free jailed activists

Assembly office discusses bedoons with Fadhalah KUWAIT: The court of cassation yesterday rejected requests by defense lawyers to free jailed opposition activists charged with storming the National Assembly building and…

MP Abul vows unfaltering defense of Kuwait at IPU

Role of Kuwait’s National Assembly extolled GENEVA: Member of the Kuwaiti parliamentary caucus MP Dr Khalil Abul affirmed yesterday that he and his fellow legislators would not be complacent in…

Sabeeh wins no-confidence vote by big margin

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hind Al-Sabeeh yesterday comfortably defeated a no-confidence motion by a big margin, with 29 MPs voting in her favor and only 13 lawmakers…

MP threatens to grill PM if charges hiked

KUWAIT: Opposition lawmaker Riyadh Al-Adasani yesterday threatened to grill Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah if the government hikes public charges or reduces subsidies to increase costs on citizens. Adasani…

Cabinet approves budget with deficit of KD 6.5bn

KUWAIT: The Cabinet approved its budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, projecting a huge deficit for the fourth year in a row because of low oil prices. Next year’s deficit…

Sabeeh set to survive vote of no-confidence

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh, who on Wednesday faces a vote of no-confidence in the National Assembly, appears to be in a very strong position to…

MP accuses foreign ministry officers of ‘misuse’ regarding domestic help

New mechanism to regulate the employment of doctors and technicians KUWAIT: MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei asked Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah to follow and investigate suspicions around…

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