Kuwait

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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Cabinet examines grilling motions, calls for focusing on basic issues

KUWAIT CITY, April 23, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Cabinet at its weekly session on Monday examined interpellation motions tabled by MPs against His Highness the Prime Minister and the ministers, urging the legislators to focus on crucial issues that affect citizens’ interests. The ministers examined the motions, addressed to His Highness …

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CSRSIR security ID cardholders to be exempted from paying medical fees

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: In the meeting held between the Central System for Remedying Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) and Ministry of Health, a decision was taken to exempt holders of security ID cards issued by CSRSIR paying medical fees just like citizens regardless of the observations recoded in the …

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PAM employees strike for an hour to protest ‘non-parity’ with MGRP staff

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: Employees of Public Authority for Manpower carried out a one-hour strike to protest the non-parity with the employees of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) in terms of bonuses and allowances, reports Al-Rai daily. At the same time, Deputy Director for Financial and Human Resources Department …

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Foreign cash reserve totals KD 11b, four times more than int’l average

Kuwait can cover needs of the country for 13 months KUWAIT CITY, April 23: According to official data released recently, the public reserve of foreign cash in Kuwait reached KD 11 billion, which is four times more than the international average that covers only three months while the cash reserve …

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MoH solves insect problem at Sabah Al-Ahmad city: official

KUWAIT CITY, April 23, (KUNA): Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) said Sunday it took all necessary measures to address spread of insects at Sabah Al-Ahmad residential city, and the problem was solved. Dr Majda Al-Qattan, MoH’s Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health, was sending a message of assurance to the public …

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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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Overnight fire at onshore oil rig now contained

  KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country’s southwestern oilfields. The Kuwait Oil Co. said early on Monday that a fire broke out while an emergency team responded to what it described as a “minor” …

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