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Amiri decree names new Cabinet
KUWAIT: An Amiri decree was issued on Sunday announcing the formation of the new Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, which retained most of the ministers in the previous Cabinet. The economic team of the oil, finance and public works were retained while the ministers of electricity and water, commerce and industry, justice and social affairs were changed, bringing in new and old faces.Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef...
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Court refuses to free ex-candidate, sets May 15 hearing
KUWAIT: The criminal court on Wednesday rejected a request from defense lawyers to release ex-election candidate Musaed Al-Qraifa, on trial for allegedly insulting the political leadership, and set May 15 for the next hearing. Defense lawyers for Qraifa said the court heard the testimonies of a secret service officer and the legal representative of the interior ministry on the case.The court then refused an appeal by the defense lawyers to free...
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Man held for plotting attacks on US bases; Qraifa’s trial begins
KUWAIT: The public prosecution said on Wednesday it has ordered the detention of a Kuwaiti citizen on charges of joining an outlawed group plotting terrorist attacks inside the country. The prosecution said in a statement on its account on X that the man posted videos and audios on social media of actions of that group as a sign of support.He also learned the manufacturing of explosives and instigated others to learn the same with the aim of...
The sun sets behind electricity pylons in this file photo. -- Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat
MPs urge govt to find solutions to power shortages
KUWAIT: Lawmakers called on the government on Tuesday to take emergency measures to face what they called massive shortages in power production that could lead to catastrophic results. The lawmakers were apparently alerted by a limited power outage in two Kuwait City suburbs way before the start of the summer peak when electricity consumption is expected to surpass the 17,000 megawatts mark, resulting in a key deficit.MP Abdulwahab Al-Essa warned...
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Prosecution detains ex-candidate
KUWAIT: The public prosecution on Thursday ordered the detention of former candidate in the April National Assembly elections Musaed Al-Qraifa for 21 days pending investigation and trial on charges of insulting the political leadership during an election campaign.Qraifa was interrogated for hours by the public prosecution after he was arrested by state security agents, his lawyer Ahmad Al-Mutairi said. Mutairi alleged that the law was not applied...
KUWAIT: MPs attend a National Assembly session on April 21, 2024. - Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat
40 lawmakers attend ceremonial opening of Assembly session
KUWAIT: Forty lawmakers attended on Sunday a ceremonial opening session of the new National Assembly “in a bid to ward off any constitutional suspicions”, according to MP Saleh Ashour, who chaired the session as one of the oldest MPs. Ashour adjourned the session immediately after he opened it because the government was not present, a precondition for the session to be legal. The government has not yet been formed following the snap polls on...
KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives Prime Minister-designate Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah to take the oath as the Deputy Amir on April 21, 2024. – KUNA photos
PM-designate named Deputy Amir
KUWAIT: Prime Minister-designate Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah on Sunday took the constitutional oath before HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to become the Deputy Amir. HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal earlier signed a decree appointing Sheikh Ahmad as Deputy Amir while he is abroad.The Amiri decree states that this designation would remain valid until the naming of a Crown Prince, and that the prime minister should comply with...
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Curbs on overseas hiring eased
KUWAIT: The Public Authority of Manpower announced on Thursday the reopening of recruitment of expat manpower from outside the country from June 1 in a move aimed at reducing the cost of labor in the domestic market and fighting trafficking in persons. The authority said the decision was taken during a meeting headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and acting Interior minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah, who also chairs the...
Aerial View of Kuwait Parliament Building during Day
Assembly ‘opener’ on April 21
KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour, the second oldest lawmaker in the National Assembly who will chair the house’s opening session, invited lawmakers on Tuesday to attend the new Assembly’s opener on Sunday, April 21. Ashour said the Assembly’s secretariat contacted former speaker Ahmad Al-Saadoun, who is the oldest member at 90 years old, to chair the opening session, but he apologized because he plans to run for the speaker’s post.As a result,...
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Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Amir names Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah as new premier
KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday appointed Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah as the new prime minister and asked him to form the new Cabinet. The US-educated Sheikh Ahmad, a veteran member of the Cabinet in the past, replaces HH Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who reportedly declined an offer to form the next Cabinet after barely three months in his post. HH Sheikh Mohammad resigned after the snap...
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41 MPs agree on key issues during informal meeting
KUWAIT: As many as 41 of the 50 new MPs held an informal meeting on Sunday and agreed in principle on a number of key issues that must be approved in the shortened term, MP Saud Al-Asfour said. Asfour said five more lawmakers said they couldn’t attend the meeting because they were outside the country.Asfour said that lawmakers agreed to tackle during the shortened term issues like raising the cost of living allowance for Kuwaitis, amending the...
Amir delays National Assembly opening session until May 14
KUWAIT: Just a few days after snap parliamentary polls, Kuwait plunged into a political crisis on Monday over the new National Assembly’s opening session, which was scheduled to be held on April 17. An Amiri decree was issued late Monday postponing the opening session until May 14, following media reports that caretaker Prime Minister HH Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah declined to form the new Cabinet.The new Amiri decree eclipses an...