KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Director- General of the Kuwait General Administration of Customs (GAC) Jamal Al-Jalawi has issued a decision to temporarily ban the import of all types of live birds and eggs from the United Kingdom, Japan and Thailand because of the outbreak of bird flu in those countries, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Jalawi also issued a decision to temporarily ban the import of horses from Turkey due to the outbreak of glanders. Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. While people can get the disease, glanders is primarily a disease affecting horses.

It also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by other mammals such as goats, dogs, and cats. Al-Jalawi issued yet another decision to lift the temporary ban on importing birds and eggs from Zimbabwe and Mexico after it was proven they are void of bird flu.

Hunt continues: Security personnel have found some clothes near the Abdali farms, which may belong to the non-Kuwaiti photojournalist, identified as Sabah Al-Jandeel, reports Al- Anba daily. Jandeel went missing in Subbiya 100 kms from Bubiyan and later it was disclosed that a vehicle apparently belonging to the missing man was pulled out of water with help of Coast Guard and the Ministry of Interior. A security source said the clothes were found at 7:00 pm yesterday and Forensic men and police dogs were at the scene to identify if the clothes belong to the missing person. The same source said the Ministry of Interior will make public details of the incident once it has all the relevant information
source: Arab Times