• Kuwait Times

    Man arrested with 125 liquor bottles in Subhan

    KUWAIT: An Asian man was arrested in Subhan with possession of 112 homebrewed liquor bottles and 13 imported ones. He was sent to concerned authorities. Swindling A Kuwaiti woman accused a Lebanese man of swindling her out of KD 4,500 by promising to remodel her restaurant in Salhiya. The woman said that she met the man and agreed with him to decorate her Italian restaurant and paid him the deposit. The woman could not reach him four days later and his phone was switched off. Under the influence A citizen and a Saudi were found under the influence of drugs when stopped in Oyoun in Jahra. The two resisted arrest and hurled insults at police. They were taken to Taima police station, where it was

  • Kuwait Times

    At Riyadh gold souq, 'Saudization' spells scarcity of salesmen

    RIYADH: A Riyadh gold souq festooned with glittering jewelry has run short of salesmen after a government edict to replace foreign workers with Saudis, part of contentious efforts to tackle high unemployment. The oil-rich kingdom has long relied on foreign labor for jobs in sales and services, both for skills and cost, but these positions are increasingly being reserved for Saudi workers. The problem is that many Saudis, long accustomed to a generous cradle-to-grave welfare system that has been scaled back, regard such jobs as degrading. In the capital’s labyrinthine Tiba gold market, the widening policy known as Saudization has upended businesses. Some gold shops have shut down and others are

  • News

    UAE expat community show support to family after husband dies on Emirates flight

    The UAE’s expat community has come together in a time of need after a young British family residing in the country lost a husband and father onboard an Emirates Dubai-bound flight. The late man, a New Zealand resident, died on a flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18, reported The National. The family currently awaits autopsy results at a hotel in the emirate. Upon hearing the news, social media platforms buzzed calling for support to the young family.

  • Kuwait Times

    Projects to be completed by the first quarter of 2019

    - Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway - expected to be the fourth longest bridge in the world, the $3 billion JAS Causway will link Kuwait City with Doha and Subbiyah in the north and a major transit way for the new Silk City project (Madinat Al-Hareer). The main part of the causeway will travel across Kuwait Bay, linking the Shuwaikh Port area on the south side to the Subbiyah New Town area to the north. The length of the main causeway is 36 km of which 27 km is a marine bridge structure. The Doha Link crosses the south of Kuwait Bay and links Shuwaikh Port with the Doha motorway. The Doha link is 13km in length and is predominantly a marine bridge structure. - Kuwait International Airport’s

  • Arab News

    Crown prince, US officials discuss latest Middle East peace efforts

    WASHINGTON: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the latest efforts to find a lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis with Jared Kushner, Trump adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East peace process, Tuesday night. During the meeting, both sides reviewed the latest developments in the region and the future of peace between the Israeli and the Palestinians, and the mutual US-Saudi interest in finding a permanent solution to the Palestinian issue. Crown Prince Mohammed reiterated in his CBS interview that Riyadh was keen to focus on discussing with the US administration issues that help Palestinian interests away from the divisive issue

  • CNN

    Lena Dunham on life after her hysterectomy: 'I have ups and downs'

    "I completely have ups and downs. I'm so lucky to have work that I love and an incredible community and friends and family. But yes, of course I do, because just that change in your body, that change in your hormones, that change in the ecosystem in your body is going to rock you and change you in ways you couldn't have imagined. I think it takes some time to stabilize." You've said you've frozen your eggs [to preserve fertility.] Do you feel the clock is ticking and that you need to do have a child now? "I'm still really recovering and my surgery was four months ago ... I'm really focusing on my recovery. I think to become a parent you need to be comfortable in your own body and understand and

  • The National

    Young family stuck in Dubai after man dies onboard Emirates flight

    The UAE expat community has rallied around a young family after a man died on a flight bound for Dubai. A British man, who was a permanent resident in New Zealand, died onboard an Emirates flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18. He was travelling to the UK with his wife and children, who are now in a Dubai hotel while they await autopsy results. After a call went out on various Dubai, and New Zealand, social media channels, offers of help have been rolling in for the family. Complete strangers rushed to the hotel in the hopes they could be of some assistance. The man's wife, who did not want to be named, said she was getting "all the support that we need" and was grateful for the aid.