Category Archives: Kuwait

Parliament chief vows to follow-up on gov’t efforts on Burkina Faso victims


National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim asserted Sunday on the assembly’ determination to follow up on government efforts regarding the treacherous attack on two Kuwaiti citizens, Sheikh Walid Al-Ali and Fahd Al-Husaini, who were killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last week.
Al-Ghanim said they would use all available diplomatic and parliamentary means to help in this regard, adding, “Kuwaiti blood is not cheap.” In a press statement, after meeting with the martyrs’ families in his office, Al-Ghanim said National Assembly members would exerts all efforts to do everything possible on this issue, including finding the culprits and terrorists who carried out this blatant attack.

Awqaf ministry to handle Hajj process for Bedoons


#Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced that it has set up an emergency team to help Bedoons ‘illegal residents” perform the Hajj pilgrimage without facing any inconvenience.
Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri, who doubles as the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, ordered the formation of the team after Saudi authorities decided to permit illegal residents to carry out the annual Islamic pilgrimage, a statement by the ministry noted.
The statement added that it has launched a special website to allow all illegal residents who plan to attend this year’s Hajj to register their details starting Saturday.
The ministry will also put together five Hajj campaigns to accommodate them.

“Maryam” App spreads fear among teenagers parents


“Maryam” application is the newest controversial game, with a basic rhetoric of attempting to lead a lost girl back to her home by asking the player a series of personal questions based on psychological implications and fear factors.
Social experts have vociferously called for banning the interactive online game as they feel it can cause a damaging impact on the player. The game gathers personal information and this may result in an invasion of one’s privacy, the experts warn.
This brings back to minds the infamous suicide-enabling “Blue Whale” application, which cost many disturbed teenagers their lives worldwide.

Embassy in Spain secures Kuwaitis in attack aftermath ..

The State of Kuwait Embassy in Spain affirmed on Friday that all necessary measures had been taken to secure the Kuwaiti tourists and cater to their needs “since the moment the attack was launched in Barcelona.
The diplomatic team located 70 Kuwaiti tourists in the areas, surrounded by the government forces, and transferred them to a hotel in a secured area. Residency and meals’ costs were all at the expense of the diplomatic mission, the ambassador added.
There were no casualties among the Kuwaitis, except for a lady who fainted after seeing the horrific scene, he said, adding that he was assured about her condition after the incident.