Kuwait defends ban on expats' morning visits to hospital

Kuwait has defended a controversial plan to bar foreigners from attending public hospitals in the mornings, saying it was aimed at resolving the problem of "overcrowding" at health facilities.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 1:49am

Briefs, February 4, 2013

The pod was stranded in shallow waters near Albany. Photo: AFP

Thirty French warplanes blasted Islamist extremist's training and logistics centres in northeastern Mali, hours after President Francois Hollande visited the African country, the military said. 

4 Feb 2013 - 5:22am

Kuwait elects new parliament on low voter turnout

Elections officials count votes for the parliamentary election after a polling station closes in Kuwait City. Photo: EPA

Kuwaitis have elected a parliament including several newcomers which may prove more government-friendly than its predecessor but could lack legitimacy in the eyes of some due to a low voter turnout and an opposition boycott.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:06pm

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Remembrance Sunday

10 Nov 2012 - 1:51am

Kuwait security forces use tear gas against opposition supporters at rally

Kuwaiti protesters put on goggles and turn away from a cloud of smoke fired by police during protestw against new voting rules for parliamentary elections on December 1. Photo: EPA

Kuwaiti security forces fired tear gas to disperse about 2,000 opposition supporters protesting against new voting rules for parliamentary elections on December 1 that they say favour pro-government candidates.

Opposition leaders have said they will boycott the elections and have called for more demonstrations.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Briefs, November 4, 2012

The International Space Station can be seen without a telescope. Photo: AP

Army may be called in to halt march in Kuwait

4 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Briefs, October 25, 2012

Mark Wilby clips his toenails for a YouTube protest video.

Protesters 'against emir' freed in Kuwait

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Briefs, October 22, 2012

A massive clean-up was under way in the French pilgrimage town of Lourdes yesterday. Pilgrims were evacuated from flood-hit hotels. Photo: AFP

Fidel Castro appears in public after months

22 Oct 2012 - 5:15am

Kuwaiti court rejects government bid to change election laws

Kuwaiti men protest in front of the parliament. Photo: AFP

Kuwait's top court threw out a request by the government to change voting laws, in a victory for opposition campaigners who are demanding that the ruling family hand more powers to elected politicians.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

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Financial chief answers budget questions on air

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

CUHK teams with Kuwaiti school to offer degree

Chinese University is setting up a business school in Kuwait with Kuwait-Asia University in an attempt to gain a foothold in the booming field of Islamic finance education in the Middle East.

Kuwait-Asia University will open in 2014 and will initially set up a business school with the help of Chinese University.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

HK brace for showdown in cool Kuwait

Local players are hot as they aim high at the Asian Squash Championships

Hong Kong has sent a squad comprising four men and four women to the 14th Asian Squash Singles and Team Championships in Kuwait.

The tournament starts tomorrow and ends on February 21.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK good bet, Tsang tells Kuwait

Hong Kong's economy is expected to grow by 5.5 to 6.5 per cent this year despite the economic downturn in the United States, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said during a trip to the Middle East.

He urged Islamic communities to take advantage of the city's economic growth and invest in Hong Kong and the mainland.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Habib seeks access to play on grass pitches

New Hong Kong coach Aftab Habib will return tomorrow from a disappointing campaign at the ACC Twenty20 championship in Kuwait intent on brokering a deal between his employer - the Hong Kong Cricket Association - and the two clubs who have grass pitches in a bid to prevent another debacle occurring in the future.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

We need Ahmeds in Kuwait: captain

The importance of Nadeem and Irfan Ahmed to Hong Kong's hopes at the inaugural ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait next month will be the main bone of contention among top officials within the Hong Kong Cricket Association when they consider an appeal to shorten the ban on the talented brothers.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am