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Friday , November 16 2018


KGAC tightens inspection measures at customs centers – Six portable devices mounted for detecting radioactive materials

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait General Administration of Customs (KGAC) announced tightening the inspection measures at all centers after warnings that a deadly radioactive material went missing in Basra Province, south Iraq. A radiography device using Iridium- 192 has reportedly been stolen from an oil service company since last …

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Speaker urges blueprint to redress economic imbalance

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Saturday called for a national blueprint to redress economic imbalances in the country through mechanisms and decrees that keep public welfare intact. Speaking to reporters following a meeting of the parliamentary committee on financial and economic affairs, Al-Ghanim cautioned …

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‘Major decisions on public sector expats likely soon’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Major decisions concerning expatriates working in the government sector will be taken soon, as part of measures to address the lopsided population structure of the country, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Development and Planning Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh. Al-Sabeeh made the …

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No cut in traffic fines: MoI – Illegal billboards removed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (Agencies): The Interior Ministry refuted news reports circulated in the social media outlets over reduction of traffic fines value or the possibility of making partial payments for such violations. The Ministry described in a statement such news as “baseless”. The Security Media Department at the ministry …

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‘More women should join forces’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: The widespread circulation of a picture of Al-Anood Al-Abdali, a female Kuwaiti military officer, on social media has made her an Internet sensation in the Gulf region, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Anood was a Physical Education teacher for five years before she joined Ministry of Interior and …

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Kuwait marks His Highness the Crown Prince’s 10th anniversary – ‘A visionary leader; a true statesman’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait celebrates on Saturday the tenth anniversary of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah’s assumption of the senior post. On Feb 7, 2006, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued an Amiri Order, naming …

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‘Time to OK law on Strategic Alternative to Salary Scale’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: MP Ahmad Lari insists it is time for the government to approve the law on Strategic Alternative to Salary Scale, which is currently being studied by the parliament’s Human Resources Committee. He affirmed that this law will streamline the first chapter of the general state budget, …

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MoE authorities alerted after error found in students’ tablet – ‘Probe those responsible for blunder’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Concerned sectors in the Ministry of Education were mobilized after an error was detected in the students’ tablet on a lesson note for Islamic Education regarding prerequisites of selecting an Imam to lead a group prayer. The issue was referred for investigation to identify those responsible, …

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Amir condoles, Kuwait condemns Ankara attack

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a car bombing killed and wounded dozens of Turkish people in central Ankara on Wednesday evening. His Highness the Amir expressed profound grief …

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Prices of many commodities up 30-55 percent, say sources – Consumers file complaints with Ministry of Commerce

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The prices of many commodities have been increased by 30-55 percent under the pretext of higher prices of transportation and storage as well as the unstable political situation of the region, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. They revealed that many consumers have filed complaints in …

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