Kuwait

Assembly to plug loopholes in e-law

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: The Parliament will address loopholes in the Electronic Media Law to ensure it does not suppress freedoms, says MP Yousef Al-Zalzalah. Al-Zalzalah made the statement in a seminar entitled, “Electronic Media Law. Supporters and Detractors,” held Tuesday at the Kuwait Lawyers Association (KLA) building. The other …

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AMIR OFFERS PUTIN CONDOLENCES OVER LOSS OF AIRLINER – Sides agree ‘IS’ fight a top priority

MOSCOW, Nov 10, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir on Tuesday made his first trip to Russia to confer with President Vladimir Putin on the regional crises and potential areas of cooperation, and a Kuwaiti investment agency allocated $500 million for projects in Russia. Putin welcomed HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah …

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Jihadists hack Twitter accounts in drone-hit revenge – ‘Unidentified drones spying Kuwaiti installations’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10: Jihadists have hacked tens of thousands of Twitter accounts in retaliation for the drone attack that killed British Islamic State extremist, reports Al-Rai daily. A group called Cyber Caliphate set up by Junaid Hussein from Birmingham urged its followers to take control of the accounts to …

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Bad weather warning for motorists, campers

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10, (Agencies): The Interior Ministry issued a statement Tuesday warning road users, sea and desert goers of the current bad weather conditions experienced in Kuwait. The Interior Ministry’s public relations department called on the public to use the 112 hotline in case of emergency. The weekly statistical …

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Education for expats require a huge budget

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said the proposed compulsory education for expatriates born in Kuwait requires a huge budget and a comprehensive study to identify the actual number of these students and their academic level, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Essa confirmed that he …

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Speaker touts path of constitutional democracy – Kuwait seeks to lift its int’l rating in combating intellectual crimes

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10, (KUNA): The era of the constitution in Kuwait is no longer a transitory national experience but a complete way of life, said National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday. Year after year Kuwaitis have stuck to the sanctity of the nation’s constitution, seeing in it a …

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‘Saving lives important, no to laxity in implementing laws’ – KFSD launches countrywide inspection campaigns

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Deputy Director General for Fire Prevention Sector at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Major General Khalid Rakan Al- Mekrad urged fire inspectors against laxity in implementing the law on all violators during their inspection campaign in Dajeej area on Monday. According to a press statement issued …

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Family panel proposes course on ABCs of marriage – ‘Experts’ to conduct course

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The Family and Women Affairs Committee at the National Assembly approved Monday the proposal on requiring couples planning to get married to complete a course on marital life, which will be conducted by family affairs experts from the Ministry of Justice for not less than two …

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‘Dev plan blessing ahead of budget unprecedented’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9, (Agencies): A leading strategist said that the recent adoption of the 2016-2017 development plan ahead of the projected budget was an unprecedented step, noting that the plan is distinguished “with a lot of new features necessary for continuous planning development.” Suad Al-Awadh, the director of the …

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No progress made, grilling minister still on cards: MP – ‘Sack teacher accused of blasphemy’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeran has said the pivots of his grilling request against the Minister of Education Dr Bader Al- Issa are still valid. He added a recent meeting with the minister and his undersecretary clearly revealed that education issue has become a national burden, heavier than …

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