Dusty, cloudy weather predicted for weekend
Union demands action to release student jailed in US
Kuwait Meteorological Center has predicted dusty weather and scattered clouds to prevail with a little chance of rain tomorrow. Meteorologist Yasser Al-Bloushi forecast a significant decrease in temperature today with light to moderate northwesterly wind with speeds of 15-40 km/h with a chance of dust during the daytime. He also predicted haze with light to moderate northwesterly wind with speeds of 1030 km/h to prevail by nighttime and a little chance of rain tomorrow.
The secretary of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students in the US Talal Al-Thafeiri said the union has been following up the cases of Kuwaiti students in the US. Thafeiri added that the union is in constant contact with the Kuwaiti Embassy with regards to detained Kuwaiti student Nayef Al-Rasheedi to make sure he receives all possible legal services. Thafeiri stressed the union has always defended Kuwaiti students and played a significant role in releasing other students who were returned to Kuwait three months ago. “Students facing any problems can contact the union through the info available on its website nuks.org,” he underlined. Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that attempts to release the Kuwaiti student, who was arrested in New York because his mobile phone contained “illegal photos and videos,” have failed but they have assigned a lawyer to follow up the case.
The Ministry of Education’s assistant undersecretary for educational facilities and planning Khaled Al-Rasheed said that the ministry is currently arranging with the Ministry of Public Works to technically examine a few private school buildings in Jahra and decide whether they can bear building a third floor as requested by the owners, who will pay for the testing costs. Separately, Kuwait Municipality approved a request by the Ministry of Education to adjust the boundaries of a location allocated to build a primary school for girls in Garnata.