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Lawmaker to grill labor minister over trafficking – Maliya underpass scrapped over ‘immorality’ fears

KUWAIT: MP Mohammad Tana Al-Enezi announced intentions to file a new grilling motion against Minister of Social Affairs and labor, Minister of Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih, inquiring about an…

Ball starts rolling in bid to slash subsidies; Budget deficit at 64% – Panel reviews Silk City law

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday held a rare meeting with the Supreme Planning Council to review government plans to reform the economy in the face of falling prices of oil,…

Govt to cut down committees, meetings

KUWAIT: The cabinet has asked the Civil Service Commission to reduce the number of government committees to a minimum, and cut meetings outside working hours unless it was absolutely necessary.…

Kuwait MP Abul targets expats salaries, benefits

KUWAIT: MP Abdullah Abul called on Finance Minister yesterday to cut generous benefits offered to some expatriate employees in many government ministries and departments to help reduce budget deficit. The…

Juwaihel fined KD 20,000

KUWAIT: A court yesterday sentenced Mohammed Al-Juwaihel to a KD 20,000 compensation in case filed against him by former MP Musallam Al-Barrak. The two former lawmakers have a history of…

Lawmaker wants Hala February concerts canceled, fears ‘divine punishment’

KUWAIT: MP Ahmad Mutee’ Al-Azmi urged Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah to call off Hala February concerts because of the religious and moral violations committed during them. He justified…

Where did a quarter trillion dollars go?

KUWAIT: The state gained KD 231.1 billion during 15 years of surplus, which is more than three quarters of a trillion dollars, and despite this the state is heading for…

Towards a new, confident Kuwait – Amir’s First Speech

KUWAIT: Let us embark on our journey together, working towards a new, confident Kuwait, prepared for the challenges of the future and able to embrace new opportunities, His Highness  the…

Union slams oil minister over workers’ rights

KUWAIT: The labor union at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) criticized Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh’s approval of a charter that they say ‘lessens many…

lawmaker calls for more controls in oil sector

KUWAIT: Member of the parliament’s budgets committee MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran said it is not possible to follow an effective rationalization policy amidst the lack of control in the oil sector,…

Turaiji slams KIA official over press statement

KUWAIT: Chairman of the parliament’s public funds protection committee MP Dr Abdullah Al-Turaiji slammed statements made by the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) Managing Director Badr Al-Saad, noting it was very…

Amir meets media chiefs, calls for unity, security – Doctors to Kuwait rather than overseas treatment – State to rationalize spending

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday reminded about the important role of the media in maintaining unity and called for managing the decline in financial revenues,…