Kuwait’s overall security situation is stable, under control, and unaffected by the ongoing events in southern Iraq, the Kuwaiti army announced Saturday.
The incidents that are currently taking place nearby Kuwait’s northern borders with Iraq are interior affairs of a neighboring country, the army said in a press statement.
The recent actions carried out by the Kuwaiti army in cooperation with security bodies in the country are merely precautionary measures, added the statement.
The Chief of the General Staff of Kuwait’s Army Lieutenant-General Mohammad Al-Khudher, accompanied by a number of military and security leaderships in the country, has inspected the northern area to check on the Kuwaiti forces and the precautionary procedures, it noted.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to pay an official visit to Kuwait next October, the Kuwaiti foreign ministry will set a date for the visit of the President Duterte.
Kuwait’s health ministry said on Saturday that a widely used blood pressure drug known by the trade name ‘Diovan’ is safe for consumption, refuting recent information alleging the medicine “could cause cancer.” All registered pharmaceuticals available in Kuwait are totally safe, the ministry’s assistant undersecretary for food and drug safety Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader said in a statement, advising patients to be wary of false news and alerts.
Kuwait’s health ministry has put an emergency response plan in place after 287 people came down with food poisoning from consuming tainted falafel served by a local restaurant, Dr. Nadia Al-Jumaa, the director of Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospital, said in a statement on Saturday.
As per the ministry’s emergency response plan, she said that all specialists and physicians have been called in to provide urgent medical care to the patients, none of whom appear to be in critical condition.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ali Al-Allanda, the director of Amiri hospital, said that the medical facility has taken all the necessary measures to treat the influx of food poisoning cases and ensure the safe discharge of patients.
Kuwait embassy in Japan warned Kuwaiti residents, students and visitors of Typhoon Prapiroon expected to bring potential flooding and strong wind to southern Japan.
Japanese authorities expected heavy rains on all Japanese provinces on July 5 – 6 , warning of river floods and mudslides, the embassy said in a statement.
Japan usually witnesses such weather conditions during this time of the year.
The embassy calls on citizens to exercise caution and abide by safety and security instructions issued by the local authorities.
In case of emergency, Kuwaitis shall call the embassy on: + 810334550361, or send an e-mail to: kuwait-embassy.or.jp@consular.
Kuwait is to drop the deportation exceptions it had extended to Syrian and Yemeni expatriates who had broken the law, explaining that the higher interests of the country were much more significant than any other considerations.
Anyone who breaks the laws or commits a felony should be deported as per the interests and security of Kuwait, the committee tasked with studying the cases of expats on the deportation list, said. “Whoever does not respect the laws of Kuwait will be deported, even if there is an armed conflict in his home country.
In the past, Syrians and Yemenis on the deportation list used to be pardoned by the interior ministry in consideration of the difficult humanitarian situation in their country,” a source familiar with the work of the committee said.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated all citizens and expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr, said the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
The Diwan, in a statement, also congratulated His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister on the advent of the joyous occasion, praying to Allah Almighty to bestow peace and security on the Arab and Muslim nations.