KUWAIT: Schools and government departments in Kuwait were forced to shutdown on Tuesday as floods lashed the Gulf state. The country closed its main stock exchange as well as government, ministerial offices and schools due to the bad weather. The heavy rain, that started on Monday night and continued into the
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday said he hoped a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad. "There are concessions from all sides, including the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM)," Hariri told reporters. "We hope for the formation of a government after the return
(Arab News) CAIRO, LONDON: The appointment of two more female ministers this month to the new Egyptian Cabinet means women now fill eight out of 34 positions, the highest number in the modern history of Egypt. Hala Zayed is the new health minister while Yasmine Fouad takes over as environment minister.
(Arab News) AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced on Monday that he “stands with the Jordanian people” regarding the on-going crisis in the kingdom. King Abdullah II said in a statement that he recognizes the people’s “struggles” amidst a hike in the cost of living that has led to five consecutive