KUWAIT CITY, June 15: Kuwait has advanced seven places on the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019, issued by the Institute of Economics and International Peace, compared to its rank on the index last year, ranking 43rd globally and second Qatar (among the GCC countries) which is ranked 31st in the world, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The Institute is also based on other indicators related to the military situation of each country and access to weapons. Data are measured on the military expenditures of each country as a percentage of gross domestic product, the number of military personnel and the state’s financial contributions to the UN peacekeeping missions.
The world has become calmer this year for the first time in five years, with the average level of calm rising by 0.09 percent, the institute said, pointing out that the increase in calm came as a result of the decline of the intensity of many major conflicts around the world, and number of deaths.
Iceland and New Zealand maintained their lead this year, followed by Portugal (3), Austria (4), Denmark (5), Canada (6), Singapore (7), Slovenia (8), Japan (9) and Czech Republic (10). Afghanistan came at the bottom of the list at 163, preceded by Syria at 162, South Sudan (161), Yemen (160) and Iraq (159).
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, June 15: An unidentified Kuwaiti woman has filed a complaint with the police accusing her husband of torturing her, holding her captive inside the sixth floor apartment of a residential building in Khaitan, reports Al-Anba daily.
Many people may have seen the piece of paper and thought it was a joke, but not the Saudi man, who took the issue seriously and informed the Khaitan Police Station. Securitymen from the Khaitan Police Station moved to the location and rescued the woman and took the husband into custody, although he tried to convince the police that his wife was unsound and behaving abnormal. However, medical reports confirmed that she has been subjected to prolonged assault and injuries required treatment for more than 21 days.
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested an unidentified Indian for stealing the bank credit card of a Kuwaiti woman and making purchases, reports Al-Rai daily. The arrest came after the woman filed a complaint with the police station in Mubarak Al-Kabir.
KUWAIT CITY, June 13: A woman who has been accused of defaming the name of another woman and threatening to publish her private pictures justified her act under the pretext of defending her family life after discovering a suspicious relationship between her husband and the complainant, reports Al-Rai daily.
A security source said when the woman was called in for interrogation she told police the complainant was in love with her husband and she has pictures to prove her point. She also told police she had asked the complainant to stay away from her husband. Police are investigating
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, June 13: A number of patients and visitors to various clinics and hospitals complained about lack of bags to carry medicines, reports Aljarida daily.
When the pharmacists in their healthcare centers were asked about this matter, they revealed that the ministry did not supply them with bags for carrying medicines, adding that they spent money to buy plastic garbage bags for carrying medicines.
The patients and visitors urged Ministry of Health to respect their situation and work on providing medicine bags as soon as possible.
Source: Arab times
Need to increase awareness about rights of laborers, labor law: Dr Mohammad
KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Head of Freedom Organization for Human Rights Dr Abdulrahman Mohammad stressed the need to increase awareness about the rights of laborers and the labor law in order to curb the phenomenon of visa trading, which is the main reason behind the huge number of marginal workers in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily.
He revealed that 80 absconding reports are filed on a daily basis in Kuwait against marginal workers. Dr Mohammad indicated that the state’s ignorance to take action against the visa traders and their transgression represents its official sponsorship of this phenomenon, which in turn negatively affects the cultural and social fiber of Kuwait and delays the country’s progress in humanitarian activities.
He highlighted that the issue of high number of marginal laborers in Kuwait is a well-known matter internationally such that even the US State Treasury and other countries concerned about human rights have been discussing with Kuwait about the actions taken in this regard in the annual report issued in December.
Dr Mohammad lamented that visa traders are the reason behind such high number of marginal workers in Kuwait as well as the greed of these traders to earn money illegally, adding that the ministry has been hiring workers to work in the mornings but letting them go to do as they please without any awareness about the activities of these employees in the evenings.
He revealed that many marginal laborers have been arrested for running liquor factories, being involved in prostitution or stealing money through the Internet and telecommunication means. Regarding the Freedom Organization for Human Rights, Dr Mohammad revealed that 20 cases have been referred to the organization, and the lawyers of the organization have been in contact with them.
source: Arab times
KUWAIT CITY, June 3: A bedoun has retracted what he said in a video clip that an unidentified Bangladeshi man stabbed him with a knife, reports Al-Anba daily.
He told police the Bangladeshi hurt himself while selling watermelon in Northwest Sulaibikhat. He added this happened following a quarrel between him and the buyer over the weight on the melon.