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Saudi forces arrest armed ‘extremist’ after gunfight

RIYADH, Aug 16, (Agencies): Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed “extremist” after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom’s conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday. The man had embraced the Islamic State group’s “ideology” and was found to be in possession of a …

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Key German firms quit Iran – Iraq tourism squeezed

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom are ending projects in Iran after Washington imposed new sanctions against Tehran and said firms doing business with Iran would be barred from doing business with the United States. New US sanctions against Iran took effect last week …

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58,164 expired work permits cancelled – Stayed outside Kuwait for more then 6 mnts

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), in line with the governmental procedures for organizing the labor market and calculating the number of residency violators, has cancelled about 58,164 work permits that were recorded under PAM as expired because the residence permits of those individuals had expired when …

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MP forwards questions to minister over flight delays

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: MP Khalid Mohammad Al–Otaibi has forwarded questions to State Minister for Housing and Services Affairs Jenan Bushahri regarding delayed flights in and outside the country which resulted in the suffering of many Kuwaitis. He pointed out this is a recurring problem and several people have filed …

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Kuwait Airways transports 4,654 pilgrims to Makkah

Kuwaiti team in completes inspection of pilgrimage campaigns JEDDAH, Aug 15, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways has transported 4,654 pilgrims from Kuwait through 16 flights to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Madinah and King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the regional director of (GCC) in Kuwait Airways said Wednesday. The …

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Indian Embassy marks Independence Day

Envoy begins ceremony by garlanding statue of Mahatma Gandhi KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: Thousands of Indians from all walks of life gathered at the Indian Embassy early morning on Aug 15 to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day. The ceremony began with the Indian Ambassador His Excellency K. Jeeva Sagar …

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Saudia glitch hits pilgrims

RIYADH, Aug 15, (AFP): Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the Kingdom prepares to host the annual Hajj pilgrimage. “Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) informs its valued guests about flight delays across the network due to an unforseen system issue,” the state-owned carrier …

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US said to seek Iranian surrender

Tehran seeks to mitigate damage to people’s lives TEHRAN, Aug 15, (Agencies): The United States is trying to make Iran surrender through the imposition of sanctions, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Wednesday. New US sanctions against Iran took effect last week, and President Donald Trump said companies doing business …

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Summer allowances paid only to the administration staff, not teaching staff

Award encourages children to be obedient KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14: The Kuwait University Faculty Association (KUFA) lamented that the university administration paid summer semester allowances for administration staff but deprived faculty members from receiving these allowances despite the efforts they exerted and the additional burdens they incurred during the summer …

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Mourners pay respects to late Sheikha Fareeha Al-Sabah

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah welcomed mourners at Bayan Palace on Tuesday, where they offered their condolences over the passing away of Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. The mourners included international …

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