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Absence of MPs, ministers cancels assembly session

Lawmakers oppose report on government debt KUWAIT: The National Assembly session failed to convene yesterday due to a lack of quorum as only one minister and just 19 lawmakers showed…

MPs file motion of no-confidence against Sabeeh

KUWAIT: Ten lawmakers yesterday filed a no-confidence motion against Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh following a marathon grilling in which MPs accused her of a raft of…

Cabinet discusses Duterte’s ‘sudden’ Filipino worker ban

Foreign Minister: Kuwait has ‘clean’ human rights record KUWAIT: Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the Cabinet yesterday about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “sudden” suspension…

MP Hayef threatens defense minister over women service

Anti-corruption body starts probe of helicopters deal   KUWAIT: Islamist opposition MP Mohammad Hayef warned he would grill Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah if he starts to admit…

National Assembly panels discuss citizens’ employment

  KUWAIT: The National Assembly committee for the employment of citizens and replacing expatriates yesterday discussed with a number of ministries the process of speeding up employing more Kuwaitis in…

Panel votes to refer scores of health officials to prosecution

MPs vow to grill Assembly minister over false info KUWAIT: A probe committee investigating alleged corruption and financial and administrative violations at the health ministry yesterday approved recommendations to refer…

Cabinet orders probe in awarded tenders

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has ordered separate investigations into already awarded public tenders. The order, which was done during a customary cabinet meeting headed by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh…

Govt agrees to appoint officials to rights body

MPs meet again on jailed lawmakers KUWAIT: State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said yesterday that the government will complete the formation of the National Commission for Human Rights…

Three MPs file to grill Sabeeh over five issues

Speaker lists motion for Jan 23 session KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem yesterday declared that an interpellation motion against Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh will…

Health minister: Treat critical patients first, collect fees later

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision prioritizing the treatment of urgent cases at all hospitals without any delay in diagnosis or providing immediate treatment in…

Hashem: Charge expats KD 1,000 for driving license, KD 500 for annual renewal

KUWAIT:  MP Safa Al-Hashem filed a parliamentary proposal to resolve the problem of traffic jams in Kuwait, calling to impose exorbitant fees on expats when issuing driving licenses, renewing them…

Panel to amend charter over jailed MPs; pension bill sent back for study

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday asked its legal and legislative committee to study within two weeks an amendment to the Assembly’s internal charter stipulating to ban sending MPs to jail…