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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…

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…

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…

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…

Municipality to deport cleaners caught begging, fine companies

Municipal Council: Kuwait has humanitarian vision, provides help to all KUWAIT: The Municipality announced yesterday that it would deport any cleaning worker working for cleaning firms with contracts with the…

First Deputy PM’s recovery ‘excellent’

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s recovery is “excellent”, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday. Ghanem made the remarks during a…

Young doctor’s death mourned

KUWAIT: Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) yesterday expressed grief over the demise of young doctor Talal Al-Shemmari, who was found dead during night duty at Jahra Hospital early Tuesday. KMA also…

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