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Kuwait in talks with Comoros

KUWAIT CITY, April 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held official talks at Bayan Palace on Monday with President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani, who is currently on a visit to the country. The talks, according to Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah …

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List of prisoners who will be granted ‘amnesty’ submitted to Amiri Diwan

Need to specify 20 or 25 years as life imprisonment: MP KUWAIT CITY, April 2: The Public Prosecution on Sunday informed the parliamentary Human Rights Committee that the list of prisoners who will be granted Amiri amnesty has been submitted to the Amiri Diwan, says committee member of the MP …

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Spying on wifes phone is now a criminal offence in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced “spying” on your spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a hefty fine — and a year in jail. “Married individuals planning to spy on their spouse in Saudi Arabia will need to think twice, because such an activity could potentially …

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1% on KD 99, 2% on KD 100-200 , 3% on KD 300-499 & 5 % on KD 500 and above – Remittance tax on Expats approved

Bill must win government approval KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee has approved four bills on imposing tax on remittances of expatriates, taking into account those with low income. Committee Chairman MP Salah Khorshid said majority of the panel members approved the bills, indicating they …

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‘Death’ in absentia for couple in maid murder

KUWAIT CITY, April 1, (AFP): A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said. The court issued the sentence in the first hearing in the case of Joanna Demafelis, …

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Bus collision kills 15 oil workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 1, (Agencies): Fifteen oil workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, were killed Sunday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, officials said. Seven of those killed were Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, said Mohammed Al-Basri of …

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Kuwaiti who deliberately killed Pakistani attempts suicide

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The Kuwaiti who is accused of deliberately killing a Pakistani who was riding a motorcycle attempted to end his life inside the toilet of the Sulaibiya Police Station, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said this happened when preparations were underway to refer him to the …

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US blocks Kuwait UN draft on Gaza violence

UNITED NATIONS, US, April 1, (AFP): The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border that left 16 dead, diplomats said. Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans protested near the border on …

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15 people killed in fatal Kuwait bus crash

KUWAIT, April 1 (KUNA) — Two buses packed with passengers slammed into one another Sunday, leaving at least 15 people dead and four others wounded, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. Four other people remain trapped in the vehicles following the collision, a KFSD statement revealed. Meanwhile, Kuwait Oil Company …

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Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina’s murder

Kuwait City, April 1, 2018 (AFP) -A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said. The court issued the sentence in the first hearing in the case of Joanna …

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