November 10, 2014 at 10:42

One in every five people in Kuwait ‘mentally ill’

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One in five people will become mentally ill during their lifetime, according to World Health Organization statistics. The Ministry of Health is now working on a new awareness campaign to shed light on this issue and help people in Kuwait deal effectively with those suffering from mental health difficulties. “Mental health is just as important as physical and spiritual well-being,” said Lulu Al-Rodaini, leader of local NGO Human Line and a member of the steering committee charged with the awareness campaign.

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November 10, 2014 at 08:56

Asians ‘arrest’ fake cops

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Two Bedoun men were arrested for impersonating police and attempting to rob Asian expatriates in a laundry shop in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, reports Al-Shahed daily. Workers at the laundry suspected the two impersonators even though they were wearing police uniforms and tied them up before notifying the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior. Securitymen rushed to the location, arrested the two suspects and referred them to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them.

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November 10, 2014 at 08:52

Expat workers in Kuwait dread false absconding reports

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Fabricated absconding reports are like swords pointed at the necks of expatriate employees as they have become tools for depriving these workers of their rights, reports Al-Anba daily quoting the Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS).

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November 9, 2014 at 09:48

Fire at insulator warehouse under control

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A fire at an insulator and air-conditioner warehouse at Al-Shuwaikh Industrial Area has been brought under control, a senior fire department official said.

A fireman was slightly injured in the fire which caused only limited damage at the storage facility, Director-General of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate Maj. Gen. Yusuf Al-Ansari said in a statement to KUNA.

Five fire teams worked together to quench the fire, he said, adding that a probe team was investigating the fire in order to find relevant causes.

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November 9, 2014 at 09:10

The Kuwait public transport system is used by only 8 percent of people

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Only eight percent of the Kuwaiti population uses public transport facilities in the country, local daily reported quoting Director for Transportation at Kuwait Public Transport Company Abdullah Saleh. The total population of Kuwait is around 3.7 million people. It’s noted that the average percentage of public transport usage in most countries is 30 percent.

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November 8, 2014 at 12:49

Runway collision with stray buffalo badly damages SpiceJet plane

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Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet says that its plane hit a buffalo on the runway at Surat airport, causing enough damage it had to cancel flights.

"A stray buffalo hit one of our aircraft, flight SG-622 from Surat to New Delhi, carrying 140 passengers and six crew, on take-off roll at Surat airport," an airline spokesman said. "The buffalo was essentially invisible against a dark background."

via Mashable

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November 8, 2014 at 12:10

Asian arrested with 800 bottles of locally brewed liquor

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Four Asian expatriates were arrested in possession of 800 bottles of locally brewed liquor in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh area, reports Al- Rai daily. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about four Asian expatriates involved in selling liquor, a directive was issued to conduct necessary investigations and arrest them. Khaitan securitymen arrested them in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in possession of 800 bottles of locally brewed liquor.

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