Arab Times

Women risk all for their ‘rights’

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 18, (Agencies): Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a …

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Egypt orders to close down human rights organisation – ‘Part of crackdown on NGOs’

CAIRO, Feb 18, (Agencies): Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organisation that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday. The Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, whose headquarters are in central Cairo, documents allegations of torture, death and …

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Calculation of Overtime based on the basis of the monthly salary

First of all I would like to thank you for your awesome work on answering our legal questions. The reason for this mail is that I also have a legal question for you — regarding overtime. I would like to know if someone has a salary of KD 344 and …

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Officers, civilians honored for aiding nab Farwaniya culprits

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Fahad Al- Fahad, on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, honored the officers who arrested the youths involved in an attack on the police on Wednesday in Farwaniya. Civilians who assisted …

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Crocs, anacondas left to die in Kabad farm

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The Arms and Ammunition Collection team during a search of the arms ended up finding mummified crocodiles and other animals facing death by starvation, during one such raid on an animal pen which also fetched a Kalashnikov rifle and eight rifles and five pistols, reports Al-Rai …

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Cross-dressers harassing families in mall arrested – Ordered to shave their heads

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Four young cross-dressers were arrested for harassing passersby and families and dancing inside a popular mall in Al-Rai area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about four girls behaving indecently inside the mail, securitymen rushed to the location …

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Rights body welcomes court ruling in maid’s torture case

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Kuwait Society for the Human Rights has welcomed the judgement of the Court of Appeals on the accused woman of torturing an African domestic worker and caused loss of sight in her left eye and severe bodily pain. The society added that the judgment was issued …

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Kuwaiti held for helping sister flee police

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The Ahmadi police have arrested a 30-year-old Kuwaiti for helping his sister escape from police, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the sister was wanted by law in connection with a financial case. According to a security source the Ahmadi patrol men during a security check …

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Amir condoles, Kuwait condemns Ankara attack

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a car bombing killed and wounded dozens of Turkish people in central Ankara on Wednesday evening. His Highness the Amir expressed profound grief …

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Prices of many commodities up 30-55 percent, say sources – Consumers file complaints with Ministry of Commerce

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The prices of many commodities have been increased by 30-55 percent under the pretext of higher prices of transportation and storage as well as the unstable political situation of the region, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. They revealed that many consumers have filed complaints in …

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