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Hariri status murky – Wednesday return seen

PARIS, Nov 19, (Agencies): Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon. Hariri and his …

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Last DAESH town retaken

DEIR EZZOR, Syria, Nov 19, (AFP): The Syrian army and loyalist militiamen Sunday retook full control of Albu Kamal from the Islamic State group, a military source said, ousting the jihadists from their last urban stronghold in Syria. Albu Kamal has changed hands several times, with government forces announcing the …

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Iraqi president to discuss vital issues on Kuwait trip

Masum calls for investment BAGHDAD, Nov 19, (KUNA): Iraqi President Fuad Masum will visit Kuwait on Monday to discuss vital topics such as the compensations file, the borders issue, and ways to boost and enhance relations. The visit is also seen as a step to coordinate efforts for the upcoming …

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Government submits draft law on borrowing to cover deficit – MP renews impound queries

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: The government has submitted a draft law on obtaining loans from international and local financial institutions to address the State’s budget deficit, says Rapporteur of Financial and Economic Affairs Committee in the National Assembly MP Saleh Ashour. However, Ashour argued that there are alternatives for the …

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“Revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways” – German Ministry

BERLIN: The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable. Christian Lange, parliamentary state secretary in the ministry, appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to personally advocate a ban on Kuwait …

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France grants Kuwait Nat’l Guards’ Al-Refai top medal – Ties deep-rooted: envoy

PARIS, Nov 18, (KUNA): French Government awarded late Friday Assistant Chairman of Kuwait National Guards Lt Gen Eng Hashim Al-Refai with The National Order of The Legion of Honor for his contributions in military field and relations between the two countries. France also awarded the Medal of Honor to Lieut …

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Hariri in Paris … Beirut in days – Saudis recall envoy to Berlin

PARIS, Nov 18, (Agencies): Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a political crisis in Lebanon. Hariri …

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IS attack kills 26 in Syria

BEIRUT, Nov 18, (AFP): A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based Observatory said 12 children were among the victims of the attack on a gathering at a …

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Impounds for not wearing seat belts or using mobile phone while driving suspended

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: The General Traffic Department (GTD) has suspended implementation of the decision to impound vehicles if the driver and front seat passenger are not wearing seat belts or if the driver is using mobile phone by hand while driving in compliance with the directive of acting Minister …

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German Court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passenger

BERLIN: A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti …

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