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Citizens’ income won’t be hit by subsidy cuts: Amir – Assembly panel wants new hospital for Kuwaitis only

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah told MPs yesterday that planned government measures to reduce subsidies will not undermine the income of Kuwaiti citizens but are aimed at…

No deal yet on new power tariffs – Panel, govt to meet Amir over subsidies

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee and the government failed to reach an agreement yesterday on new charges for electricity and water as MPs insisted the proposed…

MPs want freeze on overseas treatment rules, govt defiant – Quick solution for bedoons sought

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday called on the government to freeze new rules for treatment of Kuwaiti patients overseas until the Assembly’s health committee has reviewed the issue. The call…

MPs approve extra KD 150m for Eurofighter warplanes; New MP, minister sworn in – Housing body gets more authority

KUWAIT: The National Assembly yesterday approved a law allowing the government to withdraw KD 150 million from state reserves to support the defense ministry. Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah…

Ex-electricity minister reappointed

KUWAIT: Former minister of electricity and water Ahmad Al-Jassar, who resigned late last year after the lower court convicted him, was reappointed to his post after the appeals court acquitted…

Lawmakers want Kuwait citizens excluded from price hikes – Govt presents 6-point plan, eyes 25% cut in expenses

KUWAIT: A meeting between the government and the National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee yesterday failed to reach a conclusive result over a plan to hike the prices of…

Crown Prince tours northern borders

KUWAIT: HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday paid a visit to the Department of Border Security Force on the northern border of the country. He was…

Govt wants to raise petrol prices by up to 83 percent – Cabinet, Assembly inch closer on subsidy cuts

KUWAIT: The National Assembly and the government yesterday held another round of discussions over plans to cut subsidies on electricity and fuel as part of an economic reform package, and…

Finance panel approves key amendments to tenders law

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee yesterday introduced key amendments to the tenders law which require forming technical committees for the purchase of arms for the army,…

Newcomer Ali Al-Khamees wins parliamentary seat – Amir congratulates citizens on success of by-elections

KUWAIT: Independent newcomer Ali Abdullah Al-Khamees yesterday became a member of parliament after winning the only seat in the by-election that became vacant with the death of late MP Nabil…

Govt submits subsidy study to MPs – Overseas treatment cut decision ‘frozen’

KUWAIT: The government yesterday submitted to the National Assembly a study on economic reforms including proposals to cut subsidies on petrol, electricity and water, but no decision was taken as…

Modest turnout at early voting hours

KUWAIT: Polling stations in the third constituency opened doors yesterday at 8:00 am for voting in by-elections for a seat that fell vacant with the death of MP Nabeel Al-Fadhl…