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KUWAIT: In response to an emergency phone report regarding an assault with a sharp object at a wedding, security personnel swiftly took action. The Farwaniya Governorate Investigation Department, within the criminal security sector, successfully apprehended the assailant. A case of attempted murder has been registered against the perpetrator, and appropriate legal measures are currently underway.

KUWAIT: In a relentless pursuit of maintaining security and upholding the law, significant progress has been made by the Ministry of Interior. Their dedicated efforts recently led to the apprehension of 27 females engaged in prostitution. These females, were found involved in engaging in immoral acts within various apartments in exchange for monetary compensation. Following their arrest, they have been promptly handed over to the appropriate authorities for further legal proceedings and necessary actions to be taken against them.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior arrested four individuals. These individuals have been charged with engaging in behaviors that are contrary to public morals through multiple social media accounts. Following their arrest, they have been referred to the appropriate authorities, who will take the necessary legal actions against them.

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Civil Information has urged both citizens and expats to promptly collect their Civil ID cards from the self-service kiosk. However, according to informed sources, there are approximately 211,000 unclaimed cards stored in the Authority’s devices at its headquarters and two branches in Al-Jahra and Al-Ahmadi.

The accumulation of these unclaimed cards is impeding the process of issuing cards to new applicants. The sources explained that cards for citizens, residence holders under Article 20, and children under 5 years old are promptly issued. However, the issuance of other cards is currently in progress, limited by the capacity of the installed smart devices used by the Authority.

The sources also highlighted that digital identity through the “My Identity” application enables citizens and expats to carry out transactions and travel without the need to physically carry their original cards.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior stated that travelers are now exempted from taking fingerprints when leaving Kuwait, as long as the procedure is completed upon their return to Kuwait. This measure aims to facilitate the travel process for individuals.

According to a statement by the ministry, there are three centers in Al-Jahra, Ali Sabah Al-Salem, and the West Mishref region that operate 24/7, along with the Farwaniya Governorate Center, which operates from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, where individuals can have their fingerprints taken.

To complete the fingerprint procedures, the Ministry of Interior emphasized the need for citizens to schedule an appointment through the Matta platform, while visitors should make appointments via the ministry’s website.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Social Affairs has referred two cooperative societies from the Capital and Farwaniya governorates to the General Department of Investigations at the Ministry of Interior, on the background of some financial and administrative irregularities, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily has learned that the cooperatives sector recently referred the reports compiled by the two committees which were formed to investigate the work and accounts of two cooperative societies to the General Department of Investigations in the Ministry of Interior.

The daily added, this will hurt the shareholders’ funds and negatively affect the solvency if these violations continue without treatment. According to the sources, among the violations monitored is the failure to follow the proper mechanism when purchasing vegetables, the large number of individual decisions without referring to the Ministry or obtaining its prior approval, in addition to the violations related to paying bonuses for additional work and some allowances in an exaggerated manner, in violation of the text of Article No. (66) of Law (6/2010) issued regarding work in the private sector, in addition to reducing working hours for some employees, and the non-cooperation of the boards of directors of the two societies with the supervising authorities. The ministry has not and will not tolerate anyone who tempts himself to tamper with the shareholders’ money saying the public funds are inviolable.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of 20 pharmacies due to their violation of the Law Regulating the Pharmaceutical Profession (No. 28 of 1996), as amended by Law (No. 30 of 2016). These closures come as a result of diligent monitoring and oversight efforts conducted by the ministry in relation to private health sector institutions.

The ministry further explained that the decision to close these pharmacies was based on the violations observed and the outcomes of the investigations conducted by specialized inspection committees. In accordance with the recommendations put forth by these committees. The Ministry of Health emphasizes its commitment to upholding the standards and regulations that govern the pharmaceutical profession in order to safeguard public health and ensure the delivery of quality healthcare services. Efforts will continue to monitor and supervise the private health sector, taking decisive actions against any violations detected.

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