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Kuwait FM, UN envoy for Yemen hold talks

NEW YORK: First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has met with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh…

Most firms involved in visa trading remain unpunished; Visa trafficker arrested – Govt accused of being selective

KUWAIT: Authorities yesterday ordered the arrest of a key visa trafficker who recruited 1,500 expatriates on fake work permits for KD 1,500 each, but a lawmaker charged that only a…

Jassar quits after ruling

KUWAIT: Minister of Electricity and Water and Public Works Ahmad Al-Jassar submitted his resignation yesterday and did not attend the regular meeting of the Cabinet as a result. Jassar tendered…

Bedoon students more deserving than Syrians: MP to Minister

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour yesterday urged Minister of Education Dr Bader Al-Essa to reconsider accepting bedoon children in public schools. “Their military and civilian fathers have made sacrifices for Kuwait…

Dismissal, jail for minister, 14 others over MEW scam; Abdaly cell trial resumes today – Justice ministry reports court fight

KUWAIT: In a rare judgment, the misdemeanors court yesterday sentenced to jail current Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar and 14 senior officials at the ministry for two years…

Cabinet congratulates Saudi on National Day

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet yesterday voiced heartfelt and sincere congratulations to the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the Kingdom’s National Day. This came during the…

Finance panel rejects IMF taxation proposals – MP warns Kuwait economy facing real problems

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s financial and economic affairs committee yesterday rejected proposals by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to impose taxes and lift subsidies on public services in order to…

Amir leaves for New York to attend UN summits

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is set to leave for New York today, leading a Kuwaiti official delegation to the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015,…

UK keen on Kuwait’s security: Speaker – ‘Kuwait won’t forget British servicemen’s sacrifices’

LONDON: The UK is keen on and committed to the security agreements signed with the GCC countries, particularly Kuwait, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said Friday. In statements to KUNA…

MoH vows to probe errors – Mosque bombing verdicts, Abdaly cell trial today

KUWAIT: The health ministry announced yesterday that it will apply a comprehensive system that will tackle all medical mistakes that contribute to a patient’s death or health problems. The ministry…

Ghanem: No current MPs linked to Hezbollah cell – MP Tana questions about two Iranian vessels

KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday that no member of parliament is linked to the 26-member terror cell which the public prosecution accused of spying for Iran and…

MPs coordinating over terrorism law: Tamimi

KUWAIT: The parliament intends to discuss several security-related issues and pass whatever is needed to secure the country, said MP Abdullah Al-Tamimi, noting that there is government-parliament coordination on passing…