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MP Dashti remanded for 10 days once arrested

KUWAIT: The public prosecution yesterday ordered detaining MP Abdulhameed Dashti for 10 days starting from the day he is arrested over a case filed against him by the Saudi embassy…

Yemen foes hold new talks in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Yemen’s warring parties held a new session of peace talks in Kuwait yesterday under pressure to firm up a fragile ceasefire that went into effect on April 11. “The…

Yemeni rivals talk ‘peace’ in Kuwait – Kuwait FM hails talks as ‘a historic opportunity’

KUWAIT: Delayed peace talks aimed at ending 13 months of conflict in Yemen resumed yesterday, a day after UN mediators finally managed to get warring sides to the table. The…

Amir arrives in Kuwait after US-Gulf Summit

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in Kuwait yesterday after participating in the joint USGulf Summit. The summit, which tackled strengthening strategic partnerships between the…

Yemen peace talks open in Kuwait after delay – Houthi delegation, ex-president Saleh arrive

KUWAIT: UN-brokered peace talks to end 13 months of armed conflict in Yemen opened in Kuwait City yesterday after a rebel delegation arrived following a three-day delay, state television reported.…

In about-face, oil workers end strike, return to work – MPs welcome move; KPC to restore full oil output

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s state oil firm said yesterday it expects to restore full production within three days after workers ended a strike in a surprise about-turn that triggered a renewed slide…

Cabinet demands ‘simple’ changes to electricity bill – Lawmaker warns of sports betting’s spread

KUWAIT: The cabinet wants amendments to be made to the electricity tariff categories bill that was initially approved by the parliament and will be voted on next Tuesday. According to…

Premier meets oil unionists: ‘No buckling to coercive demands’

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday emphasized that there is no room at all to respond to coercive demands, such as abstaining from work…

Govt blasts oil strike, union refuses to blink – MPs request special debate ; KPC vows to boost output

KUWAIT: The Cabinet yesterday warned again that there would be no tolerance for those who deliberately disrupt work at vital facilities or cause damage or loss to state interests, as…

Islamic summit appreciates Kuwait for hosting Yemen talks – Kuwait’s humanitarian support to Syrians lauded

ISTANBUL: The 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that wrapped up meetings yesterday highly appreciated Kuwait that will host negotiations among Yemeni stakeholders on Monday.…

Nod to higher power tariffs for expatriates, businesses – Lawmakers exempt citizens from proposed raises

KUWAIT: The National Assembly voted in the first round to allow the government to raise electricity and water charges on apartment buildings – mostly used by expatriates – and businesses,…

Commerce minister’s grilling ends with recommendations – Assembly strips MP Dashti’s immunity again

KUWAIT: The grilling of Commerce and Industry Minister Yousef Al-Ali by MPs Ahmad Al-Qudhaibi and Mubarak Al-Harees ended yesterday with only recommendations, like previous grillings. The grilling was based on…