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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.

Kuwaitis in Spain urged to be vigilant after Barcelona attack

Kuwait Ambassador to Spain urged his compatriots to be cautious about their safety and avoid crowded areas in the wake of the deadly van attack in the heart of Barcelona, northeast Spain, on Thursday. Dr. Suleiman Al-Harbi called on the Kuwaiti tourists in the city to abide by the safety regulations issued by the local authorities. Al-Harbi advised the Kuwaiti nationals not to hesitate to seek help from the Embassy in case of emergency via the phone numbers: +34971777677 and +34913869666. 

Kuwait bids final farewell to actor Abdulredha, philanthropists


#Kuwait will witness an atmosphere of utter sadness and sorrow as people of all walks of life will bid their final farewell to legendary Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha and Kuwaiti philanthropists and religious figures the State’s Grand Mosque Imam Dr. Waleed Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Hussaini.
today will be especially traumatic for people who will bring the bodies of the deceased Kuwaitis to their final resting place , the two Kuwaitis were in Burkina Faso on a charity mission before they were killed in a terrorist attack targeting a cafe in the capital Ouagadougou.


MOH opens world-class oncology laboratory


The Ministry of Health opened Tuesday the Yacoub Behbehani Laboratory, a world-class oncology laboratory and the first of its kind the Middle East, in Al-Sabah Medical zone in Kuwait City.
The sophisticated oncogene laboratory, which is part of the ambitious Yacoub Behbehani Laboratory Building and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center, is expected to make a great difference in discovering and treating advanced and complicated types of cancer, ministry spokesman Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti said, Some cancer patients do not improve after receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy, and the new laboratory would help discovery if they have any genetic mutation, thus allow their doctors to identify the most suitable treatment, he said.
He added that these tests could also help doctors know the genetic mutations of other diseases such as children epilepsy, hearing loss, etc.
He pointed out that oncogene laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and devices.
Previously, the ministry used to send samples for such tests to laboratories abroad and wait between 14-30 days to receive results, but now the new laboratory would provide it with results in less than one week.
This will save much time and cost, he said.