The law had criminalized “imitation of the opposite sex”, giving Kuwaiti authorities free rein to arrest and prosecute people whose appearance did not match the gender on their official identification card.
25,000 homes will be built on the site as part of a plan to create a “smart city.” South Saad Al Abdullah city has been labelled as the Middle East’s first development focused on green, smart technology.
Kuwaiti state media reported that the country’s parliament had voted 40 to nine in favor of lifting the Ministry of Information’s control over books imported into the country. Previously, the ministry had blacklisted more than 4,000 books since 2014.
The first phase of the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park has now been completed with 70 MW of new capacity. Government officials said the project to establish a 1,500-MW solar energy station will be the largest in the Persian Gulf.