KUWAIT: Kuwaiti
meteorologist and historian Adel Al-Saadoun said yesterday that Eid Al-Adha
will fall on Sunday, August 11. He told KUNA that the first of Thul Hijja month
will be on Friday, August 2 and Arafat Day will be on Saturday, August 10. -

270 kg of drugs,
$30K busted

KUWAIT: Customs
officers, in coordination with the interior ministry, yesterday foiled an
attempt to smuggle more than 270 kg of hashish and shabu, as well as $30,000 in
cash, into Kuwait through the Abdaly border. - Hanan Al-Saadoun

MoI arrests
violators in raids

interior ministry's relations and security information department said security
campaigns resulted in removing several street markets selling large quantities
of various foodstuffs that do not meet health conditions, as well as arresting
20 residency law violators in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. Meanwhile, Ahmadi security
forces carried out several campaigns in Mina Abdullah, arresting 60 persons
without IDs, eight absconders and three with expired residency permits, as well
as 10 bottles thought to contain liquor. - By Hanan Al-Saadoun (More pics on
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Disabled expats
get some benefits

public authority for the disabled said several services will be provided to
non-Kuwaitis, including opening a medical file, issuance of a disability ID and
To Whom It May Concern letters, in adding to educational support for children
of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. - A Saleh

Bahrain executes

DUBAI: Bahrain executed
yesterday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing
of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public
prosecutor said. Rights groups identified two of the men as Ali Al-Arab and
Ahmed Al-Malali, who were sentenced to death last year in a mass trial along
with another 56 men convicted and given jail terms on "terrorism
crimes". Alleging they were part of a terrorist cell trained to use heavy
weapons and explosives, the court jailed 19 for life and 37 for terms of up to
15 years. - Reuters