Sunday , October 21 2018


‘Shortfalls’ in schools to be covered soon, says minister

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bader Al-Essa expressed recently his ministry’s keenness to cover all shortfalls in all schools in Kuwait in a short period. Al-Essa said in a statement during an inspection tour of Fari’aa Bint Al-Salt secondary school for …

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No increase in prices after fuel hike: report – 5 pc rise in some items: official

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: Chairman of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies (UCCS) Dr Saad Al-Shabou affirmed that his meetings with the Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousef Al-Ali are part of the consistent coordination between the union and the ministry to monitor price increase in cooperative societies. Dr Al-Shabou …

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‘E-visa for 52 countries bid to promote Kuwait tourism’ – ‘Over 100 e-visas issued to EU nations daily’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: Director General of Residency Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry Major General Talal Al-Ma’arafi met several diplomatic officials of European Union member nations whose citizens are benefiting from the e-visa service launched recently. Also present in the meeting were Deputy Director General of the Residency …

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Al-Omairi wins Best Actor Award – Faisal’s role in Kuwaiti movie hailed

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: Actor Faisal Al-Omairi won the Best Actor Award in Arab Movies Festival at the annual International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries held in Alexandria recently, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Expressing his joy and pride over winning the award, Al- Omairi said he got the award for …

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Ministry announces latest in a series of partial road openings – ‘Jahra Road Development Project’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: The Ministry of Public Works announced today another partial service road opening on the Jahra Road Development Project. The at-grade road opening starts from the Ali Al-Sabah Academy, and extends to the roundabout at the intersection of the Mohammad Bin Al-Qasim Street, in both directions. The …

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Saudi appoints retired Kuwaiti police officers

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appointed retired Kuwaiti police officers to benefit from their experiences, especially in the fields of investigation and inspection, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources said retired Brigadier Abdulrahman Mosaed Al-Jazzaf was one of those appointed to work in Saudi Arabia. …

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Court finds fuel hike ‘unlawful’ – ‘No wage cuts’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28, (Agencies): A Kuwaiti court on Wednesday said the government decision to increase petrol prices was unlawful nearly one month after it took effect in the country. The court said the decision “breached the law” because of procedural flaws, according to a copy of the verdict obtained …

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Healthcare at hospitals unsatisfactory, says poll – ‘Will go home for major treatment’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the health care services in Kuwait with the majority of respondents sharing that they had experienced poor diagnosis and treatment at public medical facilities. 30% of voters felt that the diagnostic and treatment at public …

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MoI unveils security plan for the month of Muharram – ‘Hussainiyat owners responsible for law and order’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Ministry of Interior has completed preparing a security plan for the first ten days of the month of Muharram, which will start next week, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They said the implementation of the security plan will be carried out under the supervision of …

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Minister launches ‘health’ insurance plan for retirees

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28, (KUNA): Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaidi launched on Wednesday health insurance scheme for retirees declaring start of distributing cards for 117,000 eligible citizens, at a total cost of KD 82 million. Minister Dr Al-Obaidi, speaking during the inauguration ceremony, said retirees eligible to benefit from …

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