Wednesday , December 13 2017

Kuwait

‘Residence ends with passport’ – New call to rectify status

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Director General of Residency Affairs Department at Ministry of Interior Major General Talal Marafie affirmed that the department and its affiliated units have been trying their best to ensure all citizens and expatriates carry out official procedures without stress. In a press statement issued by Ministry …

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MPs demand 24 prosecutions over Dow deal – Nod to juvenile draft law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Kuwaiti MPs called on the government Wednesday to refer 24 ex-oil officials to the Public Prosecutor over a scrapped deal with US firm Dow Chemical that resulted in a $2.2 billion fine. A parliamentary probe report charged the officials, including two former oil ministers and ex-top …

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Kuwait invites int’l community to take part in Syria donors’ confab

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): Kuwait invited the international community to participate in Kuwait’s fourth donors’ conference in February in London to support the Syrian people in their suffering. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said in his opening remark at the 6th meeting for major donors aiding Syrian people that …

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‘Recovering’ stolen funds

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Social Security (PASS) has asked the Swiss Public Prosecutor to consider PASS as an aggrieved party in the court case against the former director of PASS, said at a parliamentary session Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister …

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Government seeks $20bn more from MPs for arms

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1: Kuwait’s government has asked Parliament for $20.5 billion in additional funds for defence purchases over the next 10 years, local media and a minister said Tuesday. Kuwait is looking to upgrade its firepower amid increased security concerns in the region linked to the rise of the …

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‘Purely administrative decision to suspend Swiss visa issuance’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1, (KUNA): Ambassador of Switzerland to Kuwait Aldo de Luca, said Tuesday, that the suspension of the visa issuance from Kuwait is “purely administrative” and does not entail for residents of Kuwait any necessity whatsoever to travel to Qatar in order to submit their visa applications. Swiss …

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ISIL / DAESH gives orders to kill Kuwaiti preacher

KUWAIT CITY: The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the so-called DAESH is said to have issued ‘orders to kill’ Kuwaiti preacher Abdul Rahman Abdul Khaliq because he is the first preacher who is said to have issued a fatwa to fight the terrorist organization, reports Al-Rai …

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Battling humanitarian crises – Kuwait contributions lauded

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1, (KUNA): UN Secretary General’s Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs and Amiri Diwan Advisor Dr Abdulla Al- Matouq said on Monday that the ongoing humanitarian conference in the country aims to bolster efforts to cope with humanitarian crises. The 6th Conference on Effective Partnership and Information Sharing for …

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Gates to visit Kuwait on Amir’s invitation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1, (KUNA): Bill Gates is due to visit Kuwait next Monday at the invitation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to participate in a dialogue session with Kuwaiti youth. Gates is one of the founders of Microsoft, the company that revolutionized computer …

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Kuwait firm on combating climate change

PARIS, Nov 30, (Agencies): Environment Public Authority (EPA) Director General Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah reaffirmed Monday that Kuwait is amongst the frontrunners in its attempts to reinforce international efforts to stem the effects of climate change. In comments to KUNA on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations (UN) …

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