The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday winning the “outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018” prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between February 19-21.
More than 260 people, including 20 children, have been reported killed in airstrikes carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in a rebel-held area outside Damascus.
Nigeria’s aviation authorities said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt, The plane, which was flying in from Abuja, skidded off and went into the bush near the runway, No life was lost; all the passengers and crew disembarked to safety.
Kuwait’s National Guard has pardoned officers held for disciplinary offenses in a gesture of goodwill to mark the national holidays.
The decision was made as per instructions from the chief of the National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and his deputy Sheikh Mishal Al-Sabah, to allow the soldiers the chance to celebrate the joyous occasion with their families, read a statement by the military force.
Kuwait is celebrating its 57th Independence Day, 27th Liberation Day and the 12th anniversary of His Highness the Amir’s ascendancy.
Kuwait’s national celebrations have come to epitomize the gaiety of such festive occasions, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday.
Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah made the remarks while presiding over a meeting to ensure that security measures are in place ahead of the national holidays.
He urged citizens and expatriates alike to enjoy the festivities and cooperate with security forces to guarantee their safety, read a statement by the Kuwaiti interior ministry.
Addressing security forces, Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah advised them to remain alert and prepared in their efforts to provide foolproof protection to the Kuwaiti people, which in turn, keeps the country on the path towards prosperity.
Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dosari said the interior minister’s explicit instructions would only accentuate the jovial mood during national celebrations.
The statement also pointed out that the meeting outlined the details of an intricate plan the ministry has concocted in its determination to make sure that national celebrations go off without a hitch.