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High-level security meet in UAE to follow-up regional situation
Raising level of security readiness at border posts tied to Muharram
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: A senior
security source disclosed that raising
the level of readiness of security
departments at the border posts early
next week as announced by the
Interior Ministry coincides with the
beginning of the month of
Muharram and nothing more,
reports Al-Anba daily.
The source added such tough
security measures are being taken
based on the current territorial situation, stressing preparations for the
month of Muharram, which is the
period of worship for Shiites and the
day of Ashura, necessitates regulating the traffic and enforcing security
in front of the Hussainiyas.
On the other hand, a source said
high-level security meeting will be
held in United Arab Emirates
(UAE) this week to follow-up the
regional situation, security coordination, and action plans of the six
Gulf states, adding Kuwait will
attend the meeting with a high-level
security delegation from Interior
Court demands insurance firm to
pay sanitaryware company KD 65K
MoH ordered to pay KD 20,000 compensation to woman
By Jaber Al-Humoud
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18:
The Court of First Instance
presided over by Judge
demanded an insurance
company to pay KD 65,000
to a sanitaryware company
that was robbed.
Photo by Mohammed Kalaf
The kitchen which was gutted in fire.
Gas leak cause
By Munaif Nayef
Fire broke out in the kitchen of a house in
Sabah Al-Nasser area due to gas leak. No
injuries were reported but limited material
losses were incurred.
According to security sources, when the
Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service
Directorate received information about the
incident, firefighters from Ardiya and Jleeb
Al-Shuyoukh fire stations rushed to the
location and extinguished the fire within a
The drugs and other things seized from those arrested persons.
38 arrested in security sweep
By Munaif Nayef
A total of 38 individuals were arrested during
security campaigns that were launched by
Jahra securitymen based on instructions
from the Jahra Security Director Major
General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.
According to security sources, eight expatriates were arrested in possession of locally
brewed liquor, six individuals in possession
of drugs, 15 individuals without their Civil
IDs, five violators of residency law and four
individuals who were reported as absconding. The officers also seized 10 vehicles and
issued 80 citations against various traffic violations.
Sources revealed that the campaigns
were held in Kabad, Taima, Sulaibiya, Oyoun
and Nassem Roundabout.
Police have arrested five persons for violating Environment Protection Law by shooting
birds and ducks using hunting guns, reports Al-Rai daily. Sources said the Interior Ministry
assisted police patrolmen and guided them to the suspects with helicopter. The suspects
with their guns were referred to concerned authorities.
News in Brief
Motorist hurt: Police have arrested an
unidentified Kuwaiti youth for possessing
drugs, reports Al-Anba daily.
The suspect, who was arrested on suspicion in Salmiya, has beed handed over to the
General Department for Drugs Control.
Fire tackled: Firefighters were able to
extinguish a fire that broke out in an apartment at Hawalli immediately after the
Operations Room of the Interior Ministry
received a report about the incident.
The officers went to the location accompanied by paramedics and securitymen and
the fire was extinguished without registering human casualties. A case was registered.
MoH shuts down ‘unit’: Chairperson
of Hayat Committee at Al-Qitami
Foundation for Breast Cancer Laila AlGhanem said the Ministry of Health has
shut down the Breast Examination Unit in
Abdullah Abdul Hadi Health Center due to
the lack of technical staff, reports Al-Watan
In a recent press statement, Al-Ghanem
disclosed the committee will organize a
charity dinner on Oct 28 at the Sheraton
Hotel in the presence of the Egyptian artist
Al-Ghanem also stressed the importance
Admitted in ICU
Three children said
By Munaif Nayef
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: Three children
of ages 3, 4 and 5 were admitted in the
Intensive Care Unit of Jahra Hospital
after they consumed pesticide.
According to sources, the man that
requested for the rescue of the children
explained that representatives of a
company that sells the pesticides left
some pesticides in the house, which
the children had innocently consumed.
He revealed that they started falling
one after the other such that one of
them had even stopped breathing but
he was resuscitated in the hospital.
The police have registered the case for
of early diagnosis for breast cancer. She
encouraged all women to regularly undergo
breast examination and other medical procedures after reaching a particular age to prevent breast cancer.
During the court session, the
defense counsel representing the
sanitaryware company Lawyer
Fahad Al-Dousari said the two
companies had signed a contract
based on which his client has paid
about KD 72,000 for the insurance
of the company’s properties.
He explained that his client
spoke to the insurance company
for receiving the value of the
stolen items based on articles 799
and 800 of the Civil Law but the
insurance company refused to pay
which was why his client filed a
case against the company.
Meanwhile, the Court of
Appeals presided over by Judge
Uwaid Al-Duwaimir ordered
Ministry of Health to pay compensation of KD 20,000 to a Kuwaiti
woman whose baby’s health was
negatively affected due to a medical error that was committed during the delivery process.
The plaintiff counsel Lawyer
Mohammad Ahmad Taleb said his
client received three injections
while she was in the hospital,
which however caused permanent
movement disability for her child.
According to the medical report,
an investigation was made to
determine the cause of the injuries
after which it was discovered that
the cause was a medical error.
Accordingly, the plaintiff demanded for compensation for the related
Man acquitted of beating wife:
The Misdemeanor Court acquitted
a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused
of attacking his wife and daughter
during a family dispute. His wife
had filed a case against him and
had presented a medical report to
support her claim.
During the court session, his
daughter said she was trying to
separate her parents during the dispute when her father started beating her due to which she sustained
bruises. His son also revealed his
father had physically attacked his
The defense counsel Attorney
Khalid Al-Suweifan from AlKhashab Law Firm stressed that
all allegations against his client
were fabricated because of a marital misunderstanding.
He urged the court to discountenance the testimonies of the children because they were part of the
dispute, stressing that the allegations were based on circumstantial
evidences rather than reality.
Trucker arrested for drugs:
Customs officers at Abdali border
post foiled an attempt by a
Pakistani trucker coming from
Iraq to smuggle 10 kgs of hashish
inside ice block hidden in a secret
compartment of the truck, reports
Al-Watan Arabic daily.
The contraband and the smuggler were referred to concerned
Bid to rob ATM machine:
Police are looking for unidentified persons who broke into the
building of the Joint Operations
Unit at Kuwait National
Top: the aerial view of the boat store on fire, and (above) firemen contain the blaze.
KFSD officers to inspect investment residential buildings
No casualties in Shuwaikh boat store fire
By Munaif Nayef
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: Fire
broke out in a boat store in
Shuwaikh area. No casualties
were reported but material losses
According to sources, when
the Control Room of Kuwait Fire
Service Directorate received
information about the store on
fire, firefighters from Shuwaikh
Industrial Area and Shuhada fire
stations rushed to the location
and extinguished the fire before
it spread further.
Petroleum Corporation (KNPC)
and tried to drag away the ATM
Apparently, the suspects tried in
vain to break open the machine by
connecting an electrical wire to
drag it outside the building. They
drove off after failing to fulfill
their mission. Personnel from the
Criminal Evidences Department
lifted fingerprints to identify the
Two loot grocer: Police are looking for two unidentified persons
for breaking into a grocery in
Investigations are ongoing to
determine the cause of the fire.
KUWAIT CITY: About 50 fire officers will embark on the most
extensive precautionary inspection of investment residential
buildings on Sunday based on
directives from the Director
General of Kuwait Fire Service
Directorate Major General
Yousef Al-Ansari and Deputy
Director General for Preventive
Affairs Brigadier Khalid AlMekrad.
Director of Fire Prevention at
Hawally Governorate Colonel
Khalid Al-Ajmi disclosed that
the inspection of six areas in the
governorate will begin at the
same time, indicating that the
areas are Jabriya, Hawally,
Hawalli and Shaab seaside,
after which the officers will
eventually move to other governorates.
Colonel Al-Ajmi hinted that
the inspection will include
checking of fire extinguishers,
lifts, maintenance contract and
storage in the basements of
Fintas and escaping with an
undisclosed sum, reports Al-Anba
A security source said the
Egyptian man in his 40s lodged a
complaint against two persons
armed with a cleaver and an ax,
saying the men had forced him to
hand over the day’s proceeds and
escaped with the loot.
the doors of the school to students
for three days beginning next
Tuesday to protest against the
Ministry of Education’s habit of
transferring efficient teachers of
the school to other schools, reports
Manager of Harun al-Rashid secondary school for boys in Ahmadi
Educational Zone, Mohammed
announced his decision to close
2 Indians held for liquor: Jleeb
Al-Shuyoukh securitymen arrested
two Indians wanted by law for
trafficking in local liquor and
referred them to Drug Prosecution,
reports Al-Anba daily.
The suspects were caught in
possession of 36 polyethylene
bags filled with local brew.
Pakistani family, Lebanese detained at airport
25 held aboard German ship over damage caused by collision
The ship which was involved in the
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: Twenty five
foreigners are being held on board a
German ship (KATHERINA St Jones)
in Shuwaikh Port for four months,
reports Al-Rai daily.
The management of Marine Survey in
the Ministry of Communications has
issued a decision to impound the ship if
payment isn’t made against the damage
caused by a collision with a crane container worth KD 2.5 million, which
belongs to a company operating in the
port. The crew indicated lack of ability to
pay, considering it exceeds the price of
the ship itself.
Expats held at airport: Officers at
the airport prevented a Pakistani family from entering the country on forged
British passports, reports Al-Anba
The father claimed he and his family holds authentic British passports,
but high-tech device proved they were
forged. The family has since been
referred to the Criminal Investigations
Meanwhile, officers at Kuwait
International Airport referred a
Lebanese man to concerned authorities for attempting to bribe a passport
officer to allow him entry to country,
reports Al-Anba daily.
The passport officer is said to have
checked the records and discovered
the Lebanese man was earlier deported
and banned from entering the country.
He offered the officer KD 1,500 in
bribe to allow him entry but the officer
notified his superior and the man was