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KD1700 to keep parents in Kuwait, can’t sponsor children above 24 yrs


#Kuwait: Expatriates in Kuwait will have to pay up to KD1700 annually to keep their parents in the country.

= Under the new regulations a foreigner will have to pay KD200 for the residence of the parent.

= KD 600 for medical insurance if the father or mother is more than 75 years old.

= a foreigner will also have to pay KD50 to the health ministry bringing the total to up to KD850 per year for one parent.

= The medical insurance will be KD300 if the parent is less than 65 years old.

= Expatriates cannot stay in the country under family visa sponsored by their siblings if they are 24 years of age and above, they can transfer the residency to work visa if they want to avoid cancellation of their residency.

= Kuwaiti lawmakers have been pushing for imposing fees on foreigners for receiving free health and medical services provided by the state.


Saudi king’s son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince 

#KSA Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Wednesday a number of royal decrees which included appointing Prince Mohammad bin Salman as heir and deputy Prime Minister. The #Saudi Press Agency said that King Salman relieved Prince Mohammad bin Nayef from his post as a Crown Prince, deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister and appointed Prince Mohammad Bin Salman as Crown Prince and deputy Premier and maintained his Post as a Defense Minister.

Kuwait urges Citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation


#Kuwait Embassy in Belgium urged Citizens to refrain from using trains and metro services, following an explosion at Brussels-Central Station that occurred on Tuesday.
Belgian police forces killed a person at Brussels Central Station, a police spokesman said, while an explosion took place in the station.
“There has been an explosion around a person. This person was neutralized by the soldiers present at the place,” the spokesman was quoted by local media as saying.
The embassy then advised citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation, including trains and metro services.
It urged citizens wishing to contact the embassy in case of emergency to do so on following numbers: Emergency number: +32-47777-5801 Embassy: +32-2647-7950 Email:

London Mosque Attacker: ‘I want to kill all Muslims’


UK: The driver of the van that plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque in London was ranting and raving about wanting to take lives screaming, “I’m going to kill all Muslims,” a witness says. all victims were Muslims, said British police.
This heinous act of terrorism will be thoroughly investigated and security will be tightened around London, mainly near mosques, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement.
“London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us,” she added.
On her part, British Home Department Secretary Amber Rudd said London is dealing with the incident as a terrorist attack and will exert further efforts to protect mosques.

Muslims lend Christians hijabs to help them escape Isis in disguise


#Manila: Terrified Christians are escaping ISIS militants in the Filipino town of Marawi by wearing hijabs borrowed from Muslims. There are around 1,500 people trapped in the besieged Filipino city, which is about 60 miles south of Cagayan de Oro, Almost 100 people have escaped on foot, while others have swum across the river. Medics tending those who have made their way out alive recounted the resourcefulness of those who fled.

Court adjusts verdicts for suspects in Al-Abdali terror cell trial


#Kuwait The Court of Cassation adjusted Sunday a number of verdicts against individuals involved in Al-Abdali terror cell trial.
The court canceled the death verdict of one individual, sentencing him to life in prison.
The court also adjusted the innocent verdicts of 15 defendants, sentencing them to 10 years in prison. One person had his sentence reduced from life in prison to 15 years in jail. In September 2015, the public prosecution accused a number of individuals of acts that threatened national security and unity.
The defendants were also accused of providing intelligence and important information to Iran and Hezbollah as well as housing weapons, ammunition, and communication devices.