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Kuwait recalls envoy as Saudi-Iran crisis widens; Iranian ambassador summoned – MPs demand severing all ties

RIYADH: The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran widened yesterday as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran and Bahrain severed air links in the face of growing international concern.…

Kuwait recalls envoy from Iran over Saudi row

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait today became the latest Gulf Arab state to recall its ambassador from Iran to protest attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic republic. It did not,…

Assembly to meet to discuss turmoil

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday he plans to convene the Assembly in an emergency and closed session to debate regional turmoil following tensions between Saudi Arabia and…

MPs wary over subsidies’ rationalization plans – ‘Wrong to target citizens’ pockets when oil prices drop’

KUWAIT: Chairman of the parliament’s financial affairs committee MP Faisal Al-Shaye said that he supports stopping all ‘wasteful official spending’ including subsidies, provided it was done according to clear studies…

Lawmakers praise executions in Saudi Arabia

KUWAIT: Two Islamist lawmakers yesterday praised Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 suspects on terrorism charges. MP Ahmad Mutaee’ Al-Azmi strongly praised Riyadh’s role in fighting terrorism and stressed that the…

MP slams labor unions’ bill

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour criticized the government over a new bill to organize labor unions’ work in Kuwait. The lawmaker charged that article 12 of the new law, which states…

Cabinet urges delivering GCC railway land to Communications Ministry – Northern area to be turned into nature reserve

KUWAIT: The cabinet yesterday tasked the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) with taking necessary measures towards delivering plots of land where the Gulf railway project goes…

PM, speaker lead Fadhl funeral

KUWAIT: HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem led the funeral of late MP Nabil Al-Fadhl, who died on Tuesday. MPs, ministers and…

MP Nabil Al-Fadhl dies during Assembly session – Govt, Assembly, MPs pay tribute to parliamentarian

KUWAIT: MP Nabil Al-Fadhl yesterday died on his parliamentary seat apparently of a heart attack, as the government, National Assembly and MPs mourned him as an active parliamentarian. He was…

MP Al-Fadhl passes away during session — Parliament Speaker Al-Ghanim

KUWAIT: During the regular session of the National Assembly, MP Nabil Al-Fadhl had passed away due to health complications, said Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim Today. The parliament speaker conveyed his condolences…

Nod to new anti-graft bill, KD 600m for KAC – Defense budget, grilling tops Assembly agenda

KUWAIT: The Cabinet in its weekly meeting yesterday approved a new draft law for the Anti-Corruption Authority which was declared unconstitutional by the constitutional court on Sunday. The Cabinet sent…

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-led anti-terror Islamic coalition

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti cabinet yesterday welcomed a recent Saudi decision to form an Islamic coalition to fight terrorism and to establish a joint operation center in Riyadh. The anti-terrorism coalition…