Kuwait

Speaker Al-Ghanim pays convoy costs

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16, (Agencies): The International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) has announced that Kuwait’s Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim would finance evacuation operations of tens of thousands of Syrians from Aleppo to safe areas on Syrian-Turkish borders. In statements to KUNA Thursday, Director of IICO’s Media and Public Relations Department …

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Churches in Kuwait to keep low profile

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: At a time when churches in Kuwait and other parts of the world are preparing for Christmas, a suicide bomber identified as Abu Abdullah al-Masri recently detonated an explosive belt inside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, killing dozens of peaceful worshippers, reports Arab Times daily. As …

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Over 19,000 ‘visas on arrival’ issued

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Some 758,244 ‘arrival and departure’ passengers passed through Kuwait International Airport last month (November), and the Passport Control Unit detected nine people with forged documents, says General Department of Public Relations and Media Security, says Al-Seyassah. Authorities stated the overall 398,295 passengers arriving at the airport …

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Co-op eyed to tackle ‘graft’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15: Head of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority Abdulrahman Al-Namash held discussions with the Kuwait Society for Quality Education on several issues including the need for validation of university degrees after the issue related to forged and fake certificates was raised, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a recent press statement, …

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Al-Fares intends to ‘cancel’ decision to reduce expat teachers house grant

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares disclosed his intention to cancel the decision to reduce the housing allowance of expatriate teachers after coordinating with the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Al-Fares made the statement when he visited Ibn Tufail Preparatory School recently, during which …

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Govt files ‘fraud’ charges against many enterprises – Coffee shops, eateries targeted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15, (KUNA): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry referred to the commercial prosecution dept a number of irregularities and fraud cases recently detected in coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls. Under instructions of Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan, the Ministry’s sector of commercial supervision and consumer protection was able …

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Kuwait Airways launched its first commercial flight to Dubai using its new fleet of “Boeing Failaka B777-300ER”

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has launched its first commercial flight to Dubai using its new fleet of “Boeing Failaka B777-300ER” aircraft, the company announced on Thursday. The new fleet has begun commercial operations after a series of tests, a statement by the company noted. Moreover, the statement cited …

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‘Review cancelled citizenship’ – MP sees political motives

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani Al-Adsani has asked the government to look into what he calls “politically motivated withdrawal of citizenship.” He stressed there is a huge difference between those who were stripped of citizenship for obtaining it fraudulently and those who lost their citizenship because of political …

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Kuwait’s ‘Info’ launches campaign to aid Aleppo – ‘Music concert revenues to go to victims of Aleppo massacre’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ministry of Information announced Thursday the launch of a campaign to support and aid Aleppo and Syrians in need. The ministry has launched a one-week plan on Wednesday to broadcast programs on aiding Aleppo on Kuwait TV, Assistant Undersecretary for Television Affairs Majeed Al-Jazzaf …

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Kuwait & Britain ink ‘extradition’ accord

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15, (KUNA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the visiting UK Minister for the Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Tobias Ellwood signed the agreement for criminals’ extradion at …

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