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Wednesday , November 21 2018


‘Follow UAE example’ ‘Promote tourism, industry to offset decline in prices of oil’

  KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on what steps should be taken in light of the declining oil prices. The majority of respondents felt that the government should be investing in tourism and the industrial sector to create more sources of …

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Kuwait is ranked 124th out of 230 in living standard survey – Vienna nicest city, Baghdad worst

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23, (Agencies): Kuwait City ranked 124th out of 230 cities in the 2016 Quality of Living Survey released by consulting firm Mercer Tuesday. The firm conducts the survey annually based on a number of criteria, such as political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport. This …

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Amir tours Souq Al-Mubarakiya; Mountaineers raise flag

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accompanied by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah paid a visit on Tuesday to Souq Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait’s oldest traditional market. During his tour to the market, His Highness the Amir was also …

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KAC sends memo about prices of tickets for govt employees

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has submitted a memo to the Cabinet about the prices of tickets for government employees and the terms and conditions in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high-level ministerial sources. Sources disclosed the ministries and other governmental institutions shall oblige their staff …

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Panel to discuss fees in private schools with reps – Deliberations over on education

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: The parliamentary Education Affairs Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to finalize draft laws on copyrights, Kuwait University (KU) and Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting Thursday, MP Auda Al-Ruweie confirmed completion of discussions on issues concerning the …

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US forces enter Kuwait to end Iraqi occupation

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23, (AP): In February 1991, after months of building an international coalition, US forces entered Kuwait to end the Iraqi occupation of its smaller, oil-rich neighbor. The ground operation to end Iraq’s nearly seven-month occupation lasted only 100 hours, despite fleeing Iraqi forces lighting hundreds of massive …

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HH AMIR RECEIVES U.S.-LED COALITION CHIEFS – Kuwaiti general calls for global plan to fight terror

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Monday His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness the Amir also received Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, and participating chiefs …

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Freed Pinoy flies home to Manila

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Finally, after 20 years of serving time in the Kuwait Central Jail and after His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah granted him pardon, Joseph Urbiztondo is now a free man as he flew home to the Philippines on Monday afternoon via Philippine Airlines …

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Govt to increase rent of ‘industrial plots’ April 1 – ‘Step in the right direction’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Budget and Concluding Statement Committee of the National Assembly stated the government’s intention to increase the value of plots rented for industrial, service and handicraft, starting from April 1. The decision is a step in the right direction, as part of measures to increase the state’s …

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Need to replace paper work with e-technology: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (KUNA): Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said the ministry is keen on using technology instead of paper in the coming period. The minister made the statement on Monday to reporters following the inauguration of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Educational Zone’s building, adding …

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