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LAWMAKERS SEEK 30-DAY PANEL RUSH ON KEY LEGISLATION

Assembly wrestles with MP jailings – Amendment of Municipality Law approved KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The National Assembly, in its regular session Wednesday, approved the request of MPs for the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee to expedite completion of reports — not later than 30 days — on two bills, one …

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MP Al-Dousari voted into Foreign Affairs panel – Empowered municipalities eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: The National Assembly, in its ordinary session on Tuesday, elected MP Nasser Al-Dousari as member of the Foreign Affairs Committee replacing MP Ali Al-Deqbasi. MP Talal Al-Jalal was also elected as member of the Public Utilities Committee in place of MP Mohammed Al-Hadiya. It can be …

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Imprisoned activists announce hunger strike

KUWAIT CITY: Thirteen imprisoned activists in Kuwait have announced they started a hunger strike to protest what they say are the country’s “paradoxical” statements supporting protests in Iran, but barring protests at home. The 13 activists say they began the hunger strike on Sunday. Their published letter of intent, with …

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MPs of blackmail and Cabinets of fear … the base of affliction

IS the boycott of 11 MPs from the recent parliamentary session in which the new Cabinet took the constitutional oath a part of democracy? In fact, isn’t it a violation of the concepts of democracy and an evidence of rejection of the prerogatives of authorities? Not a single new government …

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Some boycott oath-taking – PM to present action plan

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Landing on clear to reach a new stage of cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is needed in order for national ambitions to be attained, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Tuesday. The government will present to Parliament its action …

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MP threatens to internationalize issue of ‘prisoner of conscience’

Bureau head says some official bodies hindering probe KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri has threatened to internationalize the issue of ‘prisoner of conscience’, people who have been sentenced to various jail terms for storming the National Assembly, reports Al-Rai daily. He has also threatened to resort to the …

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Ashour not impressed with some members of new Cabinet line-up

‘Voters want MPs to perform their role’ KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: MP Saleh Ashour described the recent formation of the Cabinet as “massacre”, reports Al-Shahed daily. During an interview in Al- Shahed satellite TV channel, he explained that eight of the replaced Cabinet members in the former government were close …

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MP warns on favoritism – Meeting held on ‘imprisoned’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has warned the new government against appointment of officials based on favoritism, claiming HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah played a minor role in the selection of Cabinet members as this task was carried out by the Parliament Speaker and …

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Nine new as Amir confirms Cabinet – Amir’s son named Defense Minister

SPEAKER URGES GOVERNMENT BE GIVEN CHANCE TO WORK KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Sief Palace His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. During the reception, His Highness the Premier presented the new formation of the State …

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Lawmakers react to likely Cabinet picks – Focus on Jerusalem

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim adjourned Sunday the special session for discussing national unity and reconciliation due to lack of quorum and absence of the government. Earlier, members of executive and legislative authorities were invited to a special session on Sunday in accordance with Article 72 …

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