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Housing aid eyed for Kuwaiti wives with foreign husbands

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: The Women and Family Affairs Committee on Thursday discussed several items in its agenda, including the right of Kuwaiti women married to foreigners to obtain houses and housing loans in the presence of State Minister for Housing and Services Affairs Jinan Bushahri. Committee Chairman MP Saleh …

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Hawalli restaurant serving pork in its menu ‘busted’

Serious violation of the law, Shariah  KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: A team of inspectors from the Department of Monitoring, Inspection and Consumer Protection at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has discovered a restaurant in Hawalli that included pork in its menu. In a statement, the department noted its …

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Qataris eye air defense system

MOSCOW, Jan 25, (RTRS): Qatar is in talks with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile air defense systems, Tass state news agency quoted the Qatari ambassador to Russia on Thursday as saying. Qatar is engaged in a deepening diplomatic row with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours, including Saudi Arabia …

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Four Americans among 25 killed in Afghan hotel attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 25, (Agencies): Four US citizens were killed and two injured in last Saturday’s attack by the Taleban on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the US State Department said on Wednesday. “We can confirm that there were four US citizens killed and two injured. We offer our deepest condolences …

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Dignity’ or Duterte to pull workers – ‘BUT ONE MORE INCIDENT … I’M GOING TO BAN’

Philippines President asks Kuwait, Middle East to end abuse of Filipino workers MANILA, Jan 24, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday he may impose a permanent ban on sending workers to Kuwait and withdraw his countrymen working there if another Filipino domestic helper is raped and dies. The …

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Kuwait has changed, jobless go home – Elated expats urge extension in amnesty time to 3 months

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Statistics issued by the General Department of Immigration reveal that the number of residency violators as of 2016 reached 22,738 compared to 25,106 violators in 2015. This marks a decline in the number of violators of residency law. Domestic workers (with visa No. 20) constitute majority …

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Easier to get latest e-passports – Overseas care linked

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: A number of senior officials at Ministry of Interior attended the weekly meeting at Al-Naham Diwaniya in Al-Salam area where they discussed a number of important issues, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant Director General of General Department for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Colonel Khalid Bahwa explained that …

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‘Bid to counter threats’ – Plan to buy 40 jets

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24, (Agencies): Kuwait has informed the US that it plans to go ahead with the purchase of 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. However, specialized military committees will follow up on the details of the purchase of the fighter jets, and their maintenance, training and spare parts. Kuwait had …

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Turk threat on Manbij … We’re ready: Kurds

ANKARA/BEIRUT, Jan 24, (RTRS): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States. Turkey’s air and ground operation, now …

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Iraqi Vice President praises Kuwait – Kuwait has moral standing in the region, world: Allawi

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): Iraqi Vice President Dr. Iyad Allawi hailed on Wednesday Kuwait’s ability and wisdom to deal with “great political dilemmas”, adding, “despite its geographical size, it has a moral standing in the region and the world.” The remarks were made during a meeting with a visiting Kuwaiti …

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