Thursday , September 20 2018


‘Let It Rot’ campaign against hike in Zubaidi prices starts

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: Several Kuwaiti citizens and experts have declared their support for the ‘Let It Rot’ campaign, which will begin on Thursday, against traders of Zubaidi fish for increasing the price of the fish to more than KD 13 per kilogram in the markets. The campaigners believe boycotting …

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Contract cuts to nudge some expats out – Jobs to Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: The Cabinet has instructed all state authorities to reduce the number of contracts with private companies that provide expatriate workers as technical and administrative staff, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that this step is among those taken by the government with the intention …

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MP notes uncertainty over fuel price policy

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: The government seems to be uncertain and confused about the issue related to granting gasoline support to citizens, says Chairman of the Parliamentary Priorities Committee MP Yusuf Al-Zalzalah. He cited reports that the government is studying the possibility of granting gasoline subsidy directly to citizens by …

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Kuwait revokes citizenship of 20

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: The General Citizenship and Passports Affairs Department in the Interior Ministry, under the leadership of Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah, arrested 20 naturalized Kuwaitis — 19 men and a woman who are members of one family in …

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Clear phone bills now or face disconnection: MoC – KD 50, two warnings and line is cut

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10, (KUNA): The Ministry of Communications appealed on Wednesday to all landline subscribers to pay their phone bills and warned that those who fail to pay overdue bills would face automated cutting system this month. The ministry will send a first warning message to subscribers next Sunday …

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1,231,000 driving license holders in Kuwait: report – Large number of passports available: Maj-Gen Al-Jarrah

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: About 488,000 Kuwait men and women as well as 712,000 expatriates and 31,000 Bedoun residents have driving licenses, as per an official statistical report, reports Al-Rai daily. Ways to provide support to these citizens following the implementation of the government’s decision to increase the fuel prices …

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Sides stand ground over fuel price hike – Rise due from September

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: The Parliament-Government meeting on the government’s decision to increase gasoline prices on Tuesday ended with both sides sticking to their views on the issue. While the government is determined to implement the decision by the beginning of September, members of the Parliament insist that the government …

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Kuwait buys 30 choppers in $1.1b defense spend

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): Kuwait’s armed forces placed a firm order worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for 30 Airbus Caracal military helicopters, the French defence ministry said. The deal signed on Tuesday is part of 2.5 billion euros in French defence contracts announced last year by the …

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‘About KD120mn will be saved in fuel price hike’ – ‘Oil revenues insufficient for salaries’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: Assistant Undersecretary for General Accounting at Ministry of Finance AbdulJaffar Al-Awadi disclosed that the total budget deficit was KD 2.4 million as of the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Awadi pointed out that between KD 100 million and KD 120 million will …

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Deficit ends 16 years of surplus – Shortfall totals KD 4.6bn

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (AFP): Lower oil prices have pushed Kuwait into a rare budget deficit, ending 16 straight years of surpluses for the energy-rich Gulf state, the finance minister said. The OPEC member recorded a budget shortfall of 4.6 billion Kuwaiti dinars ($15.3 billion) in the fiscal year which …

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