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Relics ex­perts meet:

Di­rec­tor of An­tiq­ui­ties and Mu­se­ums at the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Letters, Dr Sul­tan Al-Deweish, af­firmed on Mon­day sig­nif­i­cance of the 12th meet­ing of the Arab ex­perts com­mit­tee for in­ter­na­tional her­itage which kicked off ear­lier to­day in Kuwait.

Dr Al-Deweish said in a state­ment to KUNA that par­tic­i­pants in the meet­ing dis­cussed the cul­tural her­itage in the Arab states and plans to safe­guard the trea­sures in ad­di­tion to the an­cient sec­tor of the an­cient city, Jerusalem. The con­fer­ees will dis­cuss, dur­ing a sec­ond ses­sion sched­uled to­mor­row, Arab land­mark an­cient sites nom­i­nated to be en­listed in the in­ter­na­tional her­itage — namely Al-Khalil (He­bron) town in Pales­tine, the Jor­da­nian town of Al-Salt and Dubai Bay.

Kuwait, for its part, is seek­ing to en­list epic sites, namely Kuwait Tow­ers, Al-Ah­mar Palace, the old Al-Jahraa Farms, Failaka Is­land and the his­toric Kadhma Al-Bo­hour re­gion. (KUNA) ‘End refugees plight’: The Arab League on Mon­day called anew for work­ing out a strat­egy to re­solve the refugees’ plight in the Mid­dle East.

The league, in a state­ment on eve of the World Refugee Day, warned that con­tin­u­a­tion of this cri­sis would lead to a host of so­cial, eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity reper­cus­sions, af­fect­ing par­tic­u­larly refugees’ host­ing coun­tries.

It called for bol­ster­ing in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion to help the host coun­tries cope with the hu­man­i­tar­ian needs for the large num­bers of the refugees. (KUNA)

PM in­ter­ven­tion eyed:

Pri­vate Sec­tor La­bor Union Head Saoud Al-Ha­jailan has called for the in­ter­ven­tion of HH the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah to re­move ob­sta­cles that the union is cur­rently fac­ing, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

In a press state­ment, Al-Ha­jailan pointed out this step is nec­es­sary for the union to per­form its role ef­fec­tively; while em­pha­siz­ing the im­por­tance of al­low­ing the union to work with con­cerned au­thor­i­ties in push­ing the wheels of de­vel­op­ment for­ward.

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