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Kuwaitis in US are safe after Ohio, Texas mass shootings

71d7f76f-4970-48f9-930f-49af949f35d1Washington: Kuwait’s embassy in Washington has affirmed that the Kuwaiti visitors and students in the United States are safe after the two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, In a statement on Sunday, the embassy urged all Kuwaitis in the US to keep in touch with it or with any of the Kuwaiti consulates in Los Angeles and New York.
In case of any emergency, the embassy advised nationals in the US to seek help through the following phone numbers: the Kuwaiti embassy in Washington’s emergency number (+12022620758), the Kuwaiti General Consulate in Los Angeles’ emergency number (+13102793644), the General Consulate in New York emergency number (+19172426688), and the Washington Cultural Office emergency number (+ 12023642104).

 

 

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Around 400 Indians committed suicide in Kuwait in 10 years

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Kuwait: Almost 400 Indian expatriates living in Kuwait committed suicide in the past 10 years.
According to official statistics, 394 Indian expatriates took their own lives between 2007 and 2017, 63 of whom are women, The statistics also revealed that the Indian expatriate community had the highest rate of suicide in ten years in Kuwait, Around one million Indians, live in Kuwait, making up the largest expatriate community in the country.
The high rate of suicides among Indians is not restricted to GCC countries.
A wide-ranging study published in the Lancet found that Indian women make up 36.6 per cent of all females who commit suicide.
The study also found that 15 in 100,000 Indian women living in their country commit suicide, compared to seven for 1,000 as a global average.

Expats face new tests to regulate work

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Kuwait: A string of new measures aimed to regulate the work of expatriates in Kuwait were announced, The manpower authority unveiled the decisions which apply namely to expatriate workers doing technical jobs as per their work permits. Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al Aqeel said the regulations will limit all forms of manipulations and eventually put an end to visa trafficking. “The manpower authority has set very strict measures including banning the change of a worker’s profession or educational level except through certain measures,” Aqeel said.

In case of changing professions to become an educator for persons with special needs, a worker will be subjected to specific tests, a measure that will be later applied to other professions. Special tests are being currently set for 20 technical jobs and crafts. The terms include a commitment to the qualification degree and speciality, the activity practised, passing the set tests and having the required certificates of experience. Transfers will be allowed within the same sector from one technical profession to another based on certain regulations, regardless of the educational level or degree, if a worker had entered Kuwait as a technician or craftsman.

Tests will be initially mandatory for expatriates working as auto mechanics, electrical technicians, safety and security supervisors, pipe fitters, land surveyors, aluminium technicians, welders, turnery operators, advertisement and publicity representatives, salesmen, irrigation grid technicians, steel reinforcement workers, construction carpenters, asphalt lab technicians, purchase officers, accountants, librarians, legal consultants and legal clerks. In case a worker desires to change their profession, they will have to depart and return with a new work visa matching the degree they want to use for work.

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Commission: human remains discovery in Iraq possibly of Kuwaiti POWs

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A Joint statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-affiliated Tripartite Commission announced the recovery of human remains in southern Iraq, offering hope for families of missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War, said a statement.

According to the commission, more than 28 years after the end of the Gulf War, families of missing people in both Kuwait and Iraq still do not know the fate and whereabouts of their relatives.

The recent recovery of the remains of a number of people in Al-Muthana, Samawa district in southern Iraq, thought to have gone missing during the conflict offers hope for some answers.
The remains, believed to be of Kuwaiti citizens including civilians and prisoners of war, were found at two burial sites, as a result of joint efforts between Iraqi and Kuwaiti authorities, and experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), conducted within the framework of the Tripartite Commission (TC).

The remains were fully exhumed and transferred to Baghdad’s Medico-Legal Directorate for DNA analysis, said the statement, adding that subsequent comparison with the genetic profiles of families of missing people from this period.
Forensic analysis will also reveal the number of individuals recovered and provide information on their nationality.

The discovery of the remains is the result of relentless work of the Kuwaiti and Iraqi authorities, and the ICRC in both Kuwait and Iraq, and the sustained joint efforts in gathering and analyzing information, identifying new witnesses and using satellite imagery to guide field teams. It is hoped that the identification of these human remains will help bring closure to the families and relatives of a number of those who went missing during the war and answer questions about what happened to them.

The Tripartite Commission and its Technical Sub-Committee were set up in 1991 and 1994 respectively to help ascertain the fate of people missing in connection with the 1990-1991 Gulf War.
They are chaired by the ICRC, and composed of representatives of the Republic of Iraq, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of France.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) joined later, in 2013, as an observer. The mechanism also provides technical assistance, including forensics and analysis of satellite imagery.
The last time remains of Kuwaiti citizens were found within the framework of the mechanism was in 2005, while Iraqi remains were last recovered in 2011.

The members of the Tripartite Commission continue to work relentlessly to identify the whereabouts of those still missing in both countries from the 1990-1991 Gulf War.

 

WMO: Scorching temperature in Kuwait and Pakistan recorded highest for Asia

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially evaluated temperature record extremes of 54.0 °C at two locations, one in Mitribah, Kuwait, on 21 July 2016 and a second in Turbat, Pakistan, on 28 May 2017.

In its most intensive evaluation ever undertaken, the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes, has verified the Mitribah observation as 53.9 °C (± 0.1 °C margin of uncertainty) and the Turbat one as 53.7 °C (± 0.4 °C).

The Mitribah, Kuwait temperature is now accepted by the WMO as the highest temperature ever recorded for the continental region of Asia and the two observations are the third (tied within uncertainty limits) and fourth highest WMO-recognized temperature extremes. Significantly, they are the highest, officially-recognized temperatures to have been recorded in the last 76 years.

According to the Weather and Climate Extremes archive, the hottest temperature ever recorded was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California at 56.7°C on 10 July 1913. The highest temperature for the Eastern hemisphere was set in July 1931 in Kebili, Tunisia, at 55.0°C. Some weather historians have questioned the accuracy of old temperature records. The WMO Archive for Weather & Climate Extremes is always willing to investigate any past extreme record when new credible evidence is presented.

Kuwait Embassy follows conditions of 2 injured Citizens in Pattaya

#Bangkok: #Kuwait Embassy to #Thailand said Saturday it dispatched two diplomats to Pattaya to follow up conditions of two Kuwaiti Citizens who were subjected to an accident to make sure they get proper medical attention.

The Embassy, acting upon instructions of Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said in statement.

The two Citizens, whose names were not disclosed, were injured in an accident in Pattaya, it noted, one of them was hospitalized but in stable condition and the other had a fractured leg.

Naked Couple Caught Making Love In Car

Kuwait: An Egyptian man and a Filipino woman were arrested for indulging in immoral activities inside a car parked at opened yard behind the police station, two securitymen were checking the area when they noticed a couple sitting inside a parked vehicle in a parking lot, they approached the vehicle and noticed the couple indulging in some immoral acts, they checked the details of the couple and discovered they are not married, the man told the police that he is going to marry her, they were referred to Forensic department to complete legal proceedings against them.