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Thursday 22nd of November Public Holiday Kuwait

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Thursday, Nov 22 off for Prophet’s birthday

Kuwait Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Thursday 22 of November as a holiday on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) birthday 1440H

Some stranded Pakistanis in Kuwait to fly tonight, rest on Sunday

The Foreign Office spokesperson Saturday said that some of the Pakistanis stranded at Kuwait airport owing to cancellation of flights to Lahore were issued boarding passes on the day while rest would be accommodated by the Kuwait airlines on Sunday.

In a statement, the spokesperson said due to heavy rains, Kuwait had declared emergency for three days and its airport had suspended operations for few hours on Thursday.

Some Pakistani passengers transiting through Kuwait were stranded due to cancellation of flights of Kuwait Airlines to Lahore.

On receipt of information, he said the team of Pakistan’s Embassy was sent to the airport to get in touch with Pakistanis and provide them assistance immediately.

He said the ambassador spoke to the head of Kuwait Airlines Operations and pressed for accommodating women and children in today (Saturday)’s flight.

“As a result some passengers were issued boarding passes for the flight leaving for Lahore tonight.

Remaining would be accommodated tomorrow, InshaAllah”, he said.

MP Safaa Al-Hashim plans to file complaint after she receives ‘threats’

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MP Safaa Al-Hashim has unveiled her intention to file a complaint at the Public Prosecution as she received insulting and offensive messages through WhatsApp, as well as threats to kill her; affirming her right to resort to the judiciary, reports Al-Qabas daily.

On the other hand, MP Rakan Al-Nisf posted on Twitter: “Regardless of our agreement or disagreement with MP Safaa Al- Hashim, it is not allowed to generalize some individual behaviors from here and there on the Egyptian people, the offender represents himself and the Kuwaiti represents himself.” He added, “Anyone against the positions of Safaa Al-Hashim has the right to resort to the judiciary.”

Source: Arabtimes

Kuwaiti singer sparks outrage after eating gold-covered meat

A Kuwaiti singer sparked a wave of criticism after he appeared in a video eating a piece of meat covered with gold, Almarsd reported.

“My mother used to tell me that I have a golden heart,” said Isa Al Marzooq before he started eating the controversial steak.

The restaurant's cook appeared in the video covering the meat with gold and cutting it before serving it to the singer.

Faced with a public outcry, Al Marzooq deleted the video from his Instagram account but it had already gone viral on social media.

Israeli blogger deported from Kuwait

Kuwait City: The Interior Ministry has deported Israeli blogger Ben Tzion from its territories, 48 hours after he arrived in Kuwait using a US passport, Al Qabas reported.

The blogger was visiting the 2018 edition of the Kuwait International Bookfair, which celebrates “Al-Quds as eternal capital of Palestine”. He took to his Instagram to post a picture of himself along with the flags of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. He has the habit of entering Arab countries, using passports other than his Israeli one. Commenting on the photo on his Instagram account, he said “The Israeli flag is missing”. He introduced himself as an Israeli citizen when he was interviewed by journalist Ahmed Zakaria. He claimed that he had arrived in Kuwait to visit the book fair and buy children’s stories.

Kuwait Airways announces gradual rescheduling of flights

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Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced on Friday gradual rescheduling of flights at Kuwait International Airport in cooperation with airlines and service providers, particularly Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways

In a press release, the DGCA appealed to passengers to understand the abnormal conditions of airport
facilities as a result of the unprecedented downpour that hit the country over the past two days and led to water pools in some parts of the airport.

It praised cooperation and support of all government agencies, notably the Ministries of Interior, Defense, Public Works and Health, besides National Guard, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, the General Directorate of Civil Defense and the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport.

It also lauded the support of all government agencies concerned in providing fuel to aircraft, especially Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

Rep. of His Highness Amir attends 70th anniversary of St. Paul’s Church inauguration in Al-Ahmadi

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Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Amiri Diwan Affairs Minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, attended the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of St. Paul's Church in Ahmadi on Friday.

Archbishop Michael Lewis, Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf of the Anglican Church, delivered a speech in which he praised the Kuwaiti people and their spirit of tolerance and peaceful coexistence through history.

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Kuwait Airport re-opens after rain; Kuwait Airways and Jazeera re-operates and re-schedules flights

As air traffic at Kuwait International Airport is now back to normal, Kuwait's national carrier, Kuwait Airways, and Jazeera Airways, have decided to re-operate and re-schedule flights. 

Kuwait Airways said in a press release that it would re-operate all scheduled flights, excluding Europe-destined trips which would resume later Friday. The airline is also rescheduling the flights that were diverted to other airports due to heavy rains, urging everyone to help under such air circumstances, according to the release.

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera Airways said in a similar statement that it would re-arrange and delay some flights as air traffic resumed at Kuwait airport. The carrier asked passengers to contact its customer service offices in order to get updated on re-scheduled flights.

Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport fully resumed earlier in the day after having been temporarily suspended because of the current unstable weather conditions hitting the country.

A wave of unstable weather conditions including rainstorms and lightning has hit Kuwait for a week.

Penalty for keeping workers passport in Saudi / 15 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to SR 1 million

The Saudi Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution warned employers across the Kingdom against keeping passports of workers to force them into working, abuse or threaten them, describing this as “human trafficking”. Argaam reported.

Human traffickers will be punished with penalties of up to 15 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to SR 1 million, the Bureau said on its Social account.

Penalties will be increased in case human trafficking crimes are committed against women, children or people with special needs.

The Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development had earlier said employers who keep the passports, visas or medical certificates of their employees will be fined SAR 2,000.

A fine of up to SAR 25,000 was imposed on companies violating safety and health standards.

In case a violation is repeated, stricter penalties will be imposed. Convicted employers are granted one month to end the violation.

Public Head of Kuwait Civil Aviation inspecting Kuwait Airport to find out the emergency plan for rain

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Head of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah on Wednesday toured Kuwait International Airport, T-4 and Sheikh Saad Building (T3) to find out the emergency plan and preparations for the wave. Rainfall in the country. 

In a statement issued by (Civil Aviation), Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud praised the efforts of government agencies working at Kuwait International Airport and airlines in order to ensure the success of operations at the airport. 

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He praised the efforts of government agencies represented by the Ministries of Interior, Public Works, Health, Public Fire Department, General Directorate of Civil Defense, General Administration of Customs and the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport.
He explained that these efforts have resulted in the success of operations at Kuwait Airport, while at the same time the efforts of companies operating such as Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways, National Aviation Services (NAS), Limac and others. 

He pointed to the efforts of the Ministry of Defense and Air Force at the airport in implementing the emergency plan, praising the role of companies and contractors such as those who have made a double effort in this area. 
Shaikh Salman Al-Hamoud expressed appreciation for the efforts of all civil aviation employees who work around the clock.