Dusty, cloudy weather pre­dicted for week­end

Union de­mands ac­tion to re­lease stu­dent jailed in US

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

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.

School ex­pan­sion

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.

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