News in Brief
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.