Latest news from Kuwait, in Kuwaiti newspapers

Kuwait revives debate of 5% expat tax on remittances
Talks to introduce a 5 percent tax on expat remittances have been revived, according to several media reports. A member of parliament (MP) has started collecting signatures in a bid to table a motion on the issue before the National Assembly, (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 14 May 2019
3 men and 3 women arrested at Kuwait Airport
Six Sri Lankans – three men and three women – who were in transit at the Kuwait International Airport on their way to the UK have been taken into custody for possessing 12 forged passports, reports Al-Rai daily. The Sri Lankans reportedly came to (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 13 May 2019
Kuwaiti woman arrested at Airport
An unidentified Kuwaiti woman who attempted to bring a bottle of booze into the country was made to sign a pledge not to commit the offense, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, when the woman arrived at the Kuwait International Airport with (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 13 May 2019
New surveillance cams on beaches and parks
In a move aimed at controlling the environmental situation and arrest the violators of the law, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) in coordination with the Ministry of Interior has installed the surveillance cameras on the beaches and parks, (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 13 May 2019
New conditions to impose on Expats above the age of 65
The Public Authority for Manpower tends to impose new conditions on the transactions of residents over the age of 65 who do not hold university degrees or equivalent, reports Al-Qabas daily. Some departments have begun to prevent the transfer of (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 10 May 2019
Charges on remittances of expats
Head of Parliament’s Human Resources Committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh revealed that he has started collecting signatures of his colleagues to expedite discussions on a report related to levying the remittances of expatriates which was issued by the (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 8 May 2019
Eid Fitr Holidays 2019
If the month of Ramadan lasts for 29 days, then Eid Al-Fitr holidays will be for five days starting from Tuesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 8, with work resuming as usual on Sunday, June 9, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 8 May 2019
Counterfeit currency of KD 20
The phenomenon of trading in counterfeit currency has resurfaced, reports Al-Anba daily. This happened when an Asian expatriate reported to the police that an unidentified motorist filled petrol in his car tank and gave him 20 dinars which (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 6 May 2019
Power supply disconnect of 15 bachelors houses.
Head of the committee in charge of following up the trend of bachelors living in residential areas and Deputy Director General of Farwaniya Municipality and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Municipality Affairs Eng Ammar Al-Ammar affirmed that the committee (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 6 May 2019
Indian man shot in Island
An Indian man who was allegedly shot by Iranians of Kubbar Island was rushed to the Adan Hospital and doctors operated on him to extract the bullet which had lodged in his pelvis, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the 52-year-old Indian was (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 6 May 2019
Mobile cameras to control traffic – Speed cameras to double
The Ministry of Interior has installed 9 mobile cameras on the streets and main roads, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting security sources said that the task of these cameras is to monitor the roads and highways and help traffic police (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 30 April 2019
Boys and Girls arrested
Acting on information police rushed to an unidentified open area in downtown Kuwait city and took into custody several young men and women who were disturbing residents of the area by playing loud music on their car radios and dancing and (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 30 April 2019
Woman dies in fire saving her kids
An unidentified woman died when her house caught fire in Jabriya, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the sources, the woman died while trying to save her children from the fire. The causes of the fire and its circumstances are under (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 29 April 2019
Kuwaiti teacher accused of assaulting special needs boy
The father of 12-year-old Omar Al- Kamali, has filed a complaint with the police accusing his teacher of assaulting his special needs son wounding him in the head, reports Al-Rai daily. The father told the daily that when he went to pick his son (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 29 April 2019
Kuwait signs two MoUs with China on road
Kuwait has signed two memorandums of understanding with the Chinese government on the road and belt initiative for international cooperation in the framework of implementing its strategic vision in making it a safe strategic corridor and a huge (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 29 April 2019
Driving license of expat housewives not to be renewed
The traffic departments in the six Governorates of Kuwait do not have the authority to renew the driving licenses of (housewives) those who fall under Article 22 residence permit, especially those which were issued after 2014, reports Al-Anba (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 28 April 2019
120,000 expats to hunt
About 120,000 expatriates are believed to be staying in the country illegally and according to the Ministry of Interior, efforts are underway to reduce their numbers, reports Al-Anba daily. The Interior Ministry said some of the violators have (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 28 April 2019
20 years old boy breaks into a house and rapes
A 20-year old citizen broke into the house of a female compatriot and sexually assaulted her. He managed to flee the scene after the incident, reports Al-Rai daily. In details , a woman filed a complaint with the police and said an unknown (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 28 April 2019
Health fee increase for expats in Kuwait
Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah has issued a ministerial decision to increase the consultation cost for patients visiting the casualty units of public hospitals from KD 5 (about $16.5) to KD 10 (about $33). In a press statement, the (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 18 April 2019
Kuwaiti and his girlfriend break into 3 cars
Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested a Kuwaiti and his girlfriend for breaking into three cars and stealing valuables including smart phones, reports Al- Rai daily. The daily added, the arrest came after the victims (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 14 April 2019
Kuwaiti man and his girlfriend arrested.
The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti man and his girlfriend of consuming drugs and driving under the influence in Khairan on Valentine’s Day. According to the case file, the prosecution officer said a patrol team set up an impromptu checkpoint (...)
Kuwait Upto Date - 14 April 2019



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