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Kuwaitis safe amid violent French protests

Kuwait’s Embassy in France said its nationals in the country are safe after angry anti-government protests witnessed their fourth week Earlier, French authorities said the nationwide protests resulted in 118 people injured, including 17 police officers Some 1,350 arrests out of the 125,000 demonstrators who gathered across France, some of whom destroyed private property and .set fire to cars Kuwait’s Embassy in Paris said it was ready to respond to queries and provide nationals with necessary guidelines around-the-clock through its following emergency hotlines:- (+33) 147 23 54 25 34 38 67 70 6 (33+) In the embassy statement, Ambassador Sami AL-Sulaiman went on to reiterate calls for Kuwaitis to exercise the utmost caution and vigilance and to closely follow instructions and guidelines issued by French authorities.


H.H Amir expresses deep sympathy over demise of former Pres. George H.W. Bush

Kuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Saturday to US President Donald Trump, expressing his sincere sympathy over the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

In his cable, His Highness the Amir said on behalf of the Kuwaiti government and people, he expressed sincere condolences on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America.

His Highness the Amir recalled George H.W. Bush historic stands and support to Kuwait and his rejection of the Iraqi occupation in its early hours, including the decisive decisions taken by the American administration under the leadership of Bush and his pivotal role in forming an International coalition, mandated by the UN to liberate the State of Kuwait.

His Highness the Amir sent similar cables of condolences to President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America and the deceased president’ family.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to US President Donald Trump, marking the occasion.

Compensation requests Starts Sunday for Citizens and Expats

Kuwait: The compensation team tasked with assessing damage inflicted due to the heavy rain and floods will start receiving compensation requests on Sunday, the forms and procedures for receiving compensation requests for those affected by heavy rain are being prepared.

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh said compensation forms will be provided for those who have been affected by the heavy rains in the building of the Compensation Authority or through the website of the Ministry of Finance http://www.mof.gov.kw.

the requests for compensation would be received at the Public Authority for Compensations Assessment in Shamia area.

MOI affirms readiness to deal with emergency situations

«الداخلية».jpgMinistry of Interior’s Assistant Undersecretary for Operations Major-General Jamal Al-Sayegh affirmed Tuesday the ministry’s full readiness to face any emergency situation resulted from volatile weather.
Al-Sayegh, also Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, made his remarks after holding a coordination meeting with the ministry’s field security leadership to discuss preparations and coordination measures between MoI’s sectors to face the heavy rains, which are expected to fall within the next hours, the ministry said in a press statement.
There are officers in charge of communication and coordination, and ready to receive and follow incoming reports and calls, he said, adding there are also emergency teams, from all state bodies, that will be working around the clock.
Al-Sayegh also stressed the importance of raising public awareness of safety and security guidelines, in addition to contacting the emergency line (112) in case of any emergency or help.
Today’s meeting is part of security bodies’ preparations to alleviate the impact of recent unstable weather in the country.
It was held under the directions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and supervision of MoI’s Undersecretary Lieutenant General Essam Al-Naham, noted the statement.


Kuwaitis in Jordan safe amid flash floods

Screen_Shot_2018-10-25_at_8.50.53_PMKuwait’s Embassy in Amman provided assurances over the safety of all of its nationals in Jordan after heavy torrential rains and flash floods hit the country on Thursday.
The embassy has not received any inquiries regarding missing persons due to the extreme weather conditions across numerous areas, Ambassador Aziz Al-Daihani said in a statement.
According to local reports, some 18 people died with another 35 others injured as a result.
Kuwaitis residing in the country were urged to exercise caution in their cross-country movements, particularly in the capital Amman, northern regions and the Jordan Valley, areas which were severely affected.
The embassy stands ready to provide round-the-clock assistance to its nationals in the event of an emergency and may be contacted through the following hotlines: (+962) 26-567-5135, (+965) 26-567-5136, (+965) 26-567-5137.

Kuwait designates 9 persons for links with Taliban, Iran Revolutionary Guards


Kuwait designated nine terrorists for their link with Afghanistan’s Taliban and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.
The designation was taken hand-in-hand with Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), co-chaired by the US and Saudi Arabia, as well as in line with UN Security Council resolutions under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, it said in a statement.
The foreign ministry identified the terrorists as: Mohammad Owhadi, Esma’il Razavi, Abdullah Faroqui, Mohammad Muzzamil, Abdul Rahim Manan, Abdul Aziz Zamani, Sadr Ibrahim, Hafiz Majid and Naeem Paretch.
The ministry said the designation was part of efforts by the TFTC to address terrorism financing, and crack down on terrorist groups which posed a threat to interest and security of TFTC member countries.
The TFTC also includes Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).