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Resign or face grilling, MP Saleh urges Oil minister – Court upholds 3-year term for anti-unity tweets

KUWAIT: MP Khalil Al-Saleh yesterday called on Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair to step down or face questioning in the National Assembly over alleged violations in the Oil Ministry and the…

Resistance grows against oil minister’s shuffling decisions – Controversy intensifies over Abdaly cell

KUWAIT: Resistance against Oil Minister Ali Al-Omair appears to be gaining momentum with more MPs and trade unions criticizing the minister’s decision to shuffle the top executives of the oil…

Sectarian sparks fly again in a debate over ‘Iran cell’ – Lawmakers urged to focus on development projects, budget deficit

KUWAIT: Sectarian sparks again marred National Assembly debate yesterday over the Iran-linked cell. Sunni and Shiite MPs traded accusations as Iran came under strong criticism. Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled…

Sheikh Ahmad blamed for sports suspension

KUWAIT: The National Assembly has called on the government to open an immediate investigation into who caused the International Olympic Committee to suspend Kuwaiti sports activities allegedly because Kuwaiti laws…

MP calls for an end to racial discrimination in Kuwait – MPs clash over Iran amid heated debate

KUWAIT: The first National Assembly working session in the new term got underway yesterday with fireworks over Iran as Shiite and Sunni MPs clashed over the Iran-linked terror cell and…

MPs to debate sports situation

KUWAIT: The National Assembly is expected to hold a special debate on the sports situation in the country after the International Olympic Committee slapped a total suspension on Kuwaiti sports…

Amir opens Assembly term, urges spending cuts, unity – Subaih grilling ends without no-confidence motion

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah yesterday called on the government and the National Assembly to take urgent austerity measures to cut spending and boost non-oil revenues after…

Kuwaitis defeated terrorism through unity: Speaker

KUWAIT: Through unity and cooperation with the leadership, Kuwaitis have managed to defeat terrorism, said Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim yesterday. In his speech to the Fourth Session…

Cabinet, parliament members meet in a cordial atmosphere

KUWAIT: A number of Cabinet members have praised their ‘brotherly and cordial’ meeting with MPs during a dinner banquet hosted by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim at his Diwan in…

Amir opens new Assembly term with first grilling on the agenda – MP Turaiji files graft case against customs chief

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah today opens the new term of the National Assembly which is expected to start with a discussion of a grilling against…

PM likely to turn down Al-Jassar’s resignation – Dow Chemical may restructure its joint projects

KUWAIT: His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah is expected to reject the resignation letter submitted by MPW and MEW Minister Ahmed Al-Jassar and ask him to resume his…

Panel recommends Dow issue be referred to prosecution

KUWAIT: The national assembly public funds committee yesterday decided to recommend to refer an investigation into the payment of the large penalty to US Dow Chemical to the public prosecution.…