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Maintenance of aircraft queried

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: MP Mohammed Al-Dalal has submitted a query to the Minister of Finance about the technical inspection of aircraft in Kuwait. In the query the lawmaker said according to a news report the international organization designated for technical and engineering control of aviation and aircraft has refused …

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Kuwait calls for investing in youth to ‘counter’ extremism and crimes

NEW YORK, April 24, (KUNA): Kuwait has called for further investing in youth’s education and capacity building to safeguard youth from criminal networks and extremist groups. It is important to invest more in youth to build their potential and inculcate principles and values that stand as a bulwark against their …

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‘Public Prosecution barred from prosecuting two sitting MPs’

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: The Court of Appeal affirmed that the Public Prosecution is barred from prosecuting two sitting MPs, Jamaan Al-Harbash and Nayef Al-Mirdas, until their immunity is lifted by the Parliament. The two lawmakers are among 21 citizens, including former and current parliamentarians accused of repeating the infamous …

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MoI personnel raid illegal office sheltering runaway housemaids run by Egyptian and a Nepali

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Personnel from the Home Employment Department affiliated to the Residence Affairs Department of the Ministry of Interior recently raided an illegal domestic workers recruitment office run by an Egyptian and his Nepalese accomplice, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting reliable sources said the office thrived on …

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Cabinet told of action in Philippines row – Duterte visit being finalized, Interior makes third arrest

MALACANANG AWAITS INFORMATION ON KUWAIT PROTEST KUWAIT CITY, April 23, (Agencies): Kuwait has taken effective measures in response to the “incendiary remarks” made by the Filipino ambassador to the country, Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Monday. Kuwait has taken umbrage at the Filipino envoy’s comments as …

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Indian Embassy denies it formed intervention force to rescue distressed workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: When a report appeared in a local daily that the Indian Embassy in Kuwait has formed an ‘intervention force’ to rescue distressed workers from the homes of their sponsors, a senior Indian Embassy officially vehemently denied the existence of such a force. A senior official at …

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Two companies in ‘trouble’ over financial dealings with Hezbollah

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: The security authorities have requested from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry details about two companies, whose identities have not been disclosed, but are reportedly involved in illegal financial transactions in favor of the Lebanese Hezbollah, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources said …

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EPA ‘certificate’ eyed for renewal of road-worthy license for vehicles

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: Director General of Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad revealed about a new condition for issuance of road license for vehicles which will be introduced in the beginning of 2019. In a TV interview, he affirmed that a certificate from the authority should be presented …

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Customs seizes huge quantity of brain stimulant, 253,000 drug pills

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: Members of the Investigation Office at Kuwait General Customs Administration foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of the brain stimulant (pan). Deputy Director for Investigation Affairs Osama Al-Roumi said the head of department Rashed Al- Baraka received a tip-off concerning the arrival of a …

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Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

India topped with $69 billion, China $64 billion and Philippines $33 billion WASHINGTON, April 23, (AFP): Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also increased, the World Bank said Monday. The stronger-than-expected recovery in remittances …

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