Kuwait

Overnight fire at onshore oil rig now contained

  KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country’s southwestern oilfields. The Kuwait Oil Co. said early on Monday that a fire broke out while an emergency team responded to what it described as a “minor” …

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Speaker vows response to Philippines escalation – Two arrested

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: “Procedures taken by the Embassy of the Philippines in Kuwait are in violation of the international law particularly the Vienna Convention. Therefore, decisive and deterrent actions against these unacceptable and irresponsible acts can be expected”, says the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim. Concerning the actions …

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‘Inability to replace expats’ – MP files to grill Al-Sabeeh

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: MP Saleh Ashour Sunday presented a grilling request against Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh containing three major points: ■ Deviation from applying the law, and misuse of power ■ Failure in achieving reform and development, mismanagement, and …

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Holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17

KUWAIT CITY: The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, coinciding with a Thursday, said Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said Sunday. He noted that the crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb …

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Amir condoles loss of 57 in Kabul suicide attack

DAESH claims hit on voter registration center KABUL/KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on death of scores of citizens in the suicidal bombing attack that targeted a polling station in …

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US hits Kuwait state of women

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The US State Department in its report says that discrimination against Kuwaiti women is quite evident, in spite of the fact that they are given their political rights including the right to contest elections, cast their ballots but are still miles away when it comes to …

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Tourism likely to thrive in Kuwait soon: official

DUBAI, April 22, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is forecast to witness booming tourism in light of the strategy, Vision-2035, and planned mega projects namely development of the northern region and the islands, a leading Kuwaiti official affirmed on Sunday. The visionary strategy explicitly stipulates developing tourism as part of …

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Co-op investors given three months to ‘renew’ licenses

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The cooperative sector in Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor gave investors in the cooperative societies a grace period of three months for renewing their expired licenses at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, prior to registering violations on the files of investors not under the name …

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Two professors at Faculty of Law condemn Filipino diplomats action

Action violated international law KUWAIT CITY, April 22: Two professors at the Faculty of Law- Kuwait University have condemned the action of some diplomats at the Embassy of Philippines in Kuwait in smuggling a domestic worker from the residence of her sponsor to the embassy with a diplomatic car. The …

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Nazaha talks strategy with the private sector – ‘Forged certificates’ referred to prosecution

KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (KUNA): The Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has held talks with private sector’s representatives as part of the efforts to hammer out a national strategy against irregularities. Louai Al-Saleh, member of Nazaha’s board of trustees, told KUNA on Sunday that the authority officials held discussions with officials …

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