Kuwait allows workers resume outdoor work at noon

Workers are allowed to resume working between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at outdoor locations as the summer end has set in, Kuwait Authority for Manpower has affirmed. The laborers, especially those who do hard work like construction and other sweaty jobs in open areas, had been banned from working during the heat peak period. The authority had assigned inspectors to ensure workers were not being obliged to do work during the soaring sun light at open locations.

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Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border 

Bangladesh has summoned the Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka to protest against the planting of landmines along the border between the two countries. It comes amid growing tensions over the huge influx of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. A senior official in Bangladesh said they believed Myanmar government forces were planting the landmines to stop the Rohingya returning to their villages.

Kuwait says its detained citizen in Turkey set free

 Turkish authorities have released Kuwaiti citizen Abdullah Al-Shatti after he was arrested, under the proviso that he would remain in the country, Kuwait’s embassy in Turkey said on Wednesday.A statement issued by the Kuwaiti mission attributed Al-Shatti’s release to the efforts of the Kuwaiti foreign ministry, which it said was the only reputable source for all information on Kuwaiti nationals abroad. Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti embassy thanked the Turkish government for its “concern and understanding”. It also called on Kuwaitis in Turkey to remain alert and abide by the country’s laws to avoid any legal trouble, providing a hotline of (00905331648479) in case of any emergencies.

Kuwait Red Crescent Society to launch campaign on Monday to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh  

 #Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) plans to hold a fundraising campaign at its headquarters on Monday to raise donations for the #Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh. The endeavor is a response to the plight of one of the most oppressed communities in the world and no effort would be spared to ensure the success of the campaign, KRCS’s Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer said. He pointed out that the four-day donation drive starts on Monday, saying that the Rohingyas are in dire need of aid, as women and children are among the victims. Al-Sayer hoped that the campaign would yield an impressive turnout, given the magnitude of the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Myanmar, adding that KRCS seeks to deliver comprehensive aid to the Muslim minority group.

Embassy in Washington reaching out to Kuwaitis ahead of Irma

#US Kuwait Embassy urged its nationals in the State of Florida to be cautious about their safety as the potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma is barreling towards the state from the Atlantic Ocean. Out of keenness on the security and safety of the Kuwaiti citizens and students living in the state, the Embassy urged them a press release to follow the safety instructions specified by the local authorities. It called on the Kuwaiti nationals to keep in touch with Kuwaiti mission in Washington and report on any eventuality via the embassy’s Emergency phone No: +12022620758 or the culture office +12023642104. 

Myanmar allows Turkey to distribute humanitarian aid to Rohingya people

Myanmar’s government has given permission to a Turkish aid agency to distribute 1,000 tons of aid to Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state just hours after telephone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. According to the UN on Tuesday, 123,600 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh as tens of thousands more were internally displaced by the latest violence.