Tuesday , October 17 2017

Kuwait

Kuwait, Mexico ink several agreements, MoUs

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Wednesday, in the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the visiting President of the United Mexican States Enrique Pena Nieto and the accompanying delegation. After …

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Mixed reaction to new e-media draft law – ‘Careful what you say on Net’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the new media law with the respondents equally concerned about its potential for curtailing free speech and its necessity for meting out harsher punishment for sympathizers of terror organizers. Last week, the Parliament on Wednesday …

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Oil sector staff increments postponed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: There is no intention to cancel the annual increments for the employees of the oil sector, reports Al- Nahar daily quoting sources from the oil sector. They stressed that the circular issued by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is related to delay in the disbursement of …

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Schools to ‘resume’ second semester on Jan 24: Al-Essa – Some teachers, Arab students reject laptops

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: A total of 653,624 students in public and private schools, as well as 63,844 teachers, are now ready for the second semester of academic year 2015/2016, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa. According to Al-Essa, classes for the second …

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AMIR MEETS SHIITE MPs AS ASSEMBLY BOYCOTT ENDS – MP warns of economic disaster if oil falls below $20

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday met seven Shiite lawmakers following the end of their boycott of the National Assembly sessions, reports Al-Rai daily. Parliamentary sources said the meeting lasted one hour during which recent developments were discussed. The parliamentarians also paid …

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Kuwait eyes domestic energy price reforms

ABU DHABI, Jan 19, (RTRS): Kuwait is considering several options for energy subsidy reforms but any possible rise in domestic prices would not impact citizens’ livelihood, the chief executive of state oil firm Kuwait Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday. Nizar Al-Adsani said “the Kuwaiti government is currently studying several options …

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Kuwait as capital of Islamic culture a ‘crowning moment’ for all: Premier

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has expressed his great joy in Kuwait’s cultural celebrations that kicked off earlier Monday to mark Al-Qurain 22nd Cultural Festival and Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016. These festivals coincide with Kuwait’s national day celebrations, …

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KSE, banks eye resuming dealing with their Iranian counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The banks and Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) are now preparing to resume dealing with their Iranian counterparts without the need for a decision from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), following the lifting of US and European sanctions on Tehran, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Kuwaiti ‘islands’ will be country’s future project

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said making use of Kuwaiti islands would be the country’s future project. His Highness Sheikh Jaber made the statement on Tuesday in a speech before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber …

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MPs laud Amir-ordered cut to Diwan budget – Others should follow

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Lawmakers have lauded the directive issued by HH the Amir Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to reduce the budget of the Amiri Diwan, calling on all ministries and other government institutions to follow in the footsteps of the Amir considering the current economic situation. MP …

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