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Assembly dissolution looms as Azemi files to grill premier

PM vows response to interpellation KUWAIT: The National Assembly appears to be on its way out with online activists advising people to be ready for yet another parliamentary election, after…

Assembly debates govt program with focus on Silk City, islands

2035 vision to create 200,000 jobs –  MPs demand amnesty for Assembly stormers KUWAIT: Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said yesterday that Kuwait’s 2035 vision…

MPs debate ‘financial crimes’ at Olympic Council of Asia

Assembly approves early retirement bill KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday debated allegations of money laundering at the Kuwait-based Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Olympia mall in Salmiya, which…

MPs file to grill oil minister; panel OKs early retirement bill

KUWAIT: Opposition MPs Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Abdulwahab Al-Babtain yesterday filed to grill Oil Minister Bakheet Al-Rasheedi over allegations of corruption, mismanagement, squandering public funds and others. Babtain described it as…

Ministers briefed on Arab ‘Jerusalem summit’ results

Cabinet reviews business environment improvement report KUWAIT: The Cabinet held its regular session at Bayan Palace yesterday, presided by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Hamad Al-Sabah. Following…

MP Tabtabaei expected to grill oil minister over suspected corruption

Kuwaiti firm forced to sell shares in Delaware buildings   KUWAIT: MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei is expected to file to grill Oil Minister Bakheet Al-Rasheedi for allegedly sending inaccurate answers to…

MP Al-Hashem remarks on Hijab triggers controversy

Activists, Islamist and conservative lawmakers fume KUWAIT: Critical remarks by MP Safa Al-Hashem, the only female in the 50-seat National Assembly, about the Hijab sparked a nation-wide controversy yesterday with…

Panel discusses ‘violations’ in investment fund

KUWAIT: MP Riyadh Al-Adasani said the National Assembly budgets committee yesterday discussed launching an investigation into suspected violations in a $200 million investment fund. Adasani said the public prosecution is…

Speaker refutes rumors of Cabinet resignation

Decision on early retirement delayed till next week KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem denied yesterday that the government has resigned, describing social media reports on the issue as “rumors”.…

MP claims some expats exempted from medical tests

KUWAIT: Opposition MP Jamaan Al-Harbash said yesterday that the ministry of health has exempted a number of expatriates from undergoing mandatory medical tests in their home countries, even though some…

Cabinet holds session, sets April 12 for municipal polls

Bill on credit information swap approved KUWAIT: The Cabinet held its regular session at Seif Palace yesterday; presided by Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad…

20 MPs ask govt to refile bribery case

KUWAIT: In a major development, 20 opposition lawmakers yesterday signed a letter calling on the government to refile the corruption case involving 13 MPs, which led to street protests in…

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