Wednesday , September 26 2018


‘No room for mistakes, complacency’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: No room for mistakes and law must be abided by without complacency, stressed Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah late on Tuesday. His remarks came after touring a number of Husseiniyas (congregation halls for Shia commemoration ceremonies) and visiting the ‘decisionmaking’ room of …

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Sides near 2.5bn euro defense deal – PM calls for boosting trade, investment with France

PARIS, Oct 20, (Agencies): France will on Wednesday sign 2.5 billion euros of defence deals and provisional agreements with Kuwait, including a sale of Airbus-built military helicopters worth 1 billion euros, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The deal for 24 Caracal heavy helicopters has been in …

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Orders issued to shoot anyone with arms near ‘Husseiniyat’ – Security level raised

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20 (KUNA): Special Forces officers who have been assigned for the protection of Hussainiyat and their visitors have received instructions to shoot any armed individual seen in areas surrounding Hussainiyat. According to security sources, these instructions were issued after security authorities observed suspicious movements near some Hussainiyat. …

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Rent at record – Average rent increased to more than KD 300 per month

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: For the first time in the history of Kuwait, the average rent of an apartment has increased to more than KD 300 per month, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a recent study conducted by the real-estate union, the average rent of an apartment in the second …

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‘Privatise clubs’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: MP Saleh Ashour has called for the privatization of sports clubs and application of the ‘one man-one vote’ system in the clubs elections. In a press statement, he stressed that the source of the sports crisis in Kuwait is from within the country and not outside …

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Move to remove violations outside mosques

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Subai’e revealed that an official circular was sent to one of the branches of the municipality to remove all violations outside mosques, reports Al-Rai daily. He denied rumors about plans to reduce the spaces of the mosques or ban erecting …

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‘Rights’ decries Kuwait bias against expats in healthcare

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (AFP): A Kuwaiti rights group on Monday accused authorities in the Gulf state of discrimination against foreigners by barring them from certain healthcare services at public hospitals. The independent Kuwait Society for Human Rights said expatriates in the country have been barred from kidney dialysis treatment …

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‘Kuwait indispensable in anti-IS coalition’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): General John Allen, US President’s Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, said here Monday Kuwait was an “indispensable partner” in the fight against the so-called ISIL as well as its enormous humanitarian aid for the Syrian people. “Kuwait has been the indispensable …

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No Gulf Cup here; MP wants special session

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The Cabinet on Monday decided that Kuwait would not host the 23rd Gulf Cup of Nations scheduled for December 2015. The decision was made during Monday’s Cabinet weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, …

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Need to boost greenery, search for alternative energy sources: experts – ‘Ignorant people reason for acts of terrorism’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: Experts on international relations and development stressed the need to support the global issue of climate changes and control carbon emissions. They said this during a seminar titled ‘Climate Policy’ organized by American University of Kuwait on Sunday evening to discuss the goals and expectations of …

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