Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kuwait

Abolish 153 campaign seeks to rid Kuwait of “honour-killing” law

A campaign is gaining steam in Kuwait to abolish an outdated ‘honour-killing law’ which charges men who kill their female family members who engage...

Kuwait: MPs/clerics accuse shop selling figurines of idolatry, demand it be...

An online dispute over the merit of selling figurines in Kuwait threatens to worsen after a lawmaker has taken the issue to the country’s...

Kuwait: 70,000 Road Accidents & 5 Million Traffic violations in 2017

Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said that 70,687 road accidents were recorded and nearly five million traffic violations were issued in Kuwait in 2017 leading to...

Relief for expatriates as Kuwait declares residence amnesty from Jan 29-Feb...

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday issued ministerial Decision No. 64/2018 stipulating regulations for expatriates, whose residency applications were rejected...

Increase In Public Spending Stimulates GCC Growth

GCC countries are expected to grow by 2.3 per cent in 2019 and 2.6 per cent in 2020, from an estimated 2.4 per cent...

Kuwait MPs furious at Filipino envoy for ‘rescuing abused maids’

Photo from Kuwait Times of Filipino maids abused by their Kuwaiti employers.KUWAIT: MPs blasted the Philippines Embassy in the country for allegedly helping Filipina...

MPs demand panel to study population

Eleven lawmakers called to form a temporary parliamentary panel to study the issue of population imbalance and rampant visa trading. The lawmakers claim that...

Kuwait: Oil Minister, Top Executives Resign Amid Internal Rows

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Bakheet Al-Rashidi and two top executives of state-owned energy companies resigned amid persistent internal disputes that have been delaying projects in...

Expat income tax will hit region’s “attractiveness” – IMF

Taxing the income of foreign workers in the GCC will help the region boost its revenues, but it will reduce the attractiveness of the...

Kuwait: Around 290 people poisoned from restaurant food

More than 287 suffered food poisoning this weekend in Kuwait, after eating from a falafel restaurant in Hawally area according to Kuwait News Agency...
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