Monthly Archives: March 2016

KUWAIT: The Public Manpower Authority yesterday issued a new decision allowing expatriate laborers to transfer their residencies to other employers without the prior approval of their employers after three years of employment. This means that expatriates will be able to...
KUWAIT: Inhabitants of the Kuwaiti island of Meskan used to install marks to guide ships' captains to evade surrounding rocky spots. The island, populated during various periods of Kuwait history, is situated three kilometers from the larger Failaka Island...
KUWAIT: The Cabinet has rejected recommendations by members of parliament to prosecute officials of its sovereign wealth fund for allegedly violating regulations in managing the country’s oil wealth, Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh said on Wednesday evening. “I assert my confidence...
KUWAIT: A police security campaign led by Interior Ministry Undersecretary Suleiman Al-Fahadad and other top officials resulted in the arrest of 1023 violators in Mahboula area. Relations and Security Information Department said the arrested persons were sent to concerned authorities,...
KUWAIT: A female minor went to the Fintas police station to file a complaint against her stepfather for beating her and taking her mobile away. When he was questioned by the police regarding his actions, the stepfather complained that...
KUWAIT: Local businessman Khaled Abdulrazzaq Al Sarhan was reportedly kidnapped in Iraq while on a business trip. The 53-year-old Kuwaiti reportedly traveled from Kuwait two weeks ago to Nassiriyah in Iraq where he intended to buy sheep. Brother Abdulatif...
Kuwait’s new eMedia law sets forth a slate of regulations controlling the online activities of journalists, writers and activists. Though far reaching when it comes to control issues of free speech, it fails to recognize a growing body of...

Accumulated Errors

Despite government assurances to keep electricity and water rates affordable, the Minister of Finance confirmed this week an approved plan to raise all the rates. The Cabinet’s approval to raise electricity and water prices has garnered a lot of...
The Kuwait K9 association trains dogs and provides information to owners on how to care for their animals. K9 is a numeronym that stands for "canine", usually in reference to domesticated dogs. The term is most often used to...

Stealing shade

In the searing heat of Kuwait, trees provide the best shade for people, animals and even vehicles from the direct rays of the sun. But just as Kuwait’s spring turns to summer, trees across the country are being drastically...
COURTRAI: Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities once he is extradited from Belgium, his lawyer said yesterday, as Belgian police carried out a raid linked to a foiled French terror plot. Soldiers and police combed...
MADISON: Donald Trump is fighting to convince a skeptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back an explosive comment about abortion and attacks the credibility of a female reporter police say was...

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