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US hails Kuwait’s efforts to tackle terrorism, terror financing

Finance Minister, US Ambassador discuss bilateral ties WASHINGTON/KUWAIT: The United States praised the Kuwaiti government for its efforts to combat terrorism and encourage moderation. This includes Kuwait’s implementation of United…

Inflation in Kuwait rose 0.89 percent in August

KUWAIT: Basic consumer prices index rose by 0.89 percent in August compared to the same month last year, the monthly report of the Central Statistical Bureau showed. The Consumer Price…

Hot, humid weather during weekend

KUWAIT: Humidity and heat will dominate coastal areas in Kuwait during the weekend, which in general will have light to moderate winds coming from the northwest, a Kuwaiti meteorologist said…

MP Hajraf says grilling against commerce minister ready

KUWAIT: Opposition MP Mubarak Al-Hajraf said yesterday that he has prepared a grilling against Commerce and Industry Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan over alleged financial and administrative violations and that he intends…

Kuwait Airways, Higher Education ministry sign memorandum of understanding

15 percent discount for Kuwaiti students studying abroad KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) yesterday at the KAC premises…

Domestic workers’ rights discussed in Niqashna debate

KUWAIT: Niqashna held a civilized debate entitled ‘Domestic workers in Kuwait; have we become modern-day slave owners?’ on Wednesday at promenade culture center in the Promenade Mall in Hawally. Niqashna…

We are not weak

A new print shop for manufacturing and selling high-tech figurines caused a ruckus in Kuwait between Islamist activists and liberals. Some called it “the manufacturing of idols”, over which there…

No labor strike at South Mutlaa housing project

KUWAIT: Official spokeswoman of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Aseel Al-Mazyad commented on news regarding a strike of laborers signed in the second contract of the South Mutlaa housing…

Bank armed robbery reported

KUWAIT: A Gulf Bank branch was subjected to an armed robbery and no injuries to clients or employees were recorded, the bank confirmed yesterday in a post on its verified…

Book bans and the challenge for activists

Nearly a hundred activists and book enthusiasts gathered recently in Kuwait City to protest the government’s ‘strict censorship’ that has reportedly resulted in the banning of around 4,000 books from…

The day in the life of a librarian in Kuwait

‘Few visitors, lots of time to read’  It’s a common refrain that people in Kuwait don’t read, and modern technology has exacerbated the matter. Yet there are dozens of…

Gaming industry in Kuwait: Possibility or pipe-dream?

If you were to tell me 10 years ago that Poland would be the home of one of the most critically-acclaimed games of the decade and the most anticipated game…

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