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MP urges vote to scrap hikes; row persists on early retirement

KUWAIT: Opposition MP Riyadh Al-Adasani yesterday called on the National Assembly to vote urgently on two draft laws that call to scrap hikes in fuel and power prices in addition…

Parliament committee discusses proposed amendments on pensioners’ indemnities

Minister attends rain investigations committee’s meeting KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee is scheduled to discuss during its meeting today morning the proposed amendments on the Amiri…

Assembly orders probe into Zour refinery, solar project

Kuwait, Saudis ‘close’ to neutral zone deal – Experts warn of long-term low oil price KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday approved a motion to ask its public funds protection panel…

MPs overwhelmingly approve amended early retirement law

Bill passes after government agrees to 2% cut in pensions KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday overwhelmingly passed an amended early retirement law in the first reading despite opposition by several…

Lawmaker proposes govt buy debt again

Assembly panel meets bedoon jailed illegally KUWAIT: MP Majed Al-Mutairi yesterday called on the government to buy billions of dinars in bank loans taken by Kuwaiti citizens, revisiting a sensitive…

Muwaizri shuns panel meeting on PM grilling

KUWAIT: Leading opposition MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri, who has sought to grill the prime minister over rain mismanagement, yesterday did not attend a meeting by the National Assembly’s legal and legislative…

Rain probe to take 2 months; insurance firms should pay: MP

KUWAIT: The three-member National Assembly committee formed to investigate the destruction caused by heavy rains last month will take two months to complete its probe, its rapporteur said yesterday. MP…

MPs insist on grilling oil minister

KUWAIT: MP Khalil Abul, one of three lawmakers who have vowed to grill Oil Minister Bakheet Al-Rasheedi, reiterated yesterday that they will file to grill the minister or the person…

MP Adasani reiterates rejection of fee hikes, taxes

KUWAIT: Opposition MP Riyadh Al-Adasani said yesterday that any government plans to increase charges of public services or impose taxes will be rejected by the National Assembly. The lawmaker said…

Panel discusses temporary expropriations for public interest’s bill

KUWAIT: The parliament’s financial affairs committee is scheduled to meet today with Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf and Minister of Public Works and Municipal Affairs Hosam Al-Roumi to discuss a bill…

Works minister’s resignation accepted; oil minister’s yet to be discussed

Lawmaker urges services minister to follow suit and quit KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Minister of Public Works and…

Assembly refers PM’s grilling to Legal and Legislative committee

Opposition fumes over alleged mishandling of rains KUWAIT: As expected, the National Assembly yesterday voted to refer an opposition-sponsored grilling against Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah over alleged mishandling…

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