KUWAIT: Hawally Traffic Department started receiving people applying to renew their automobiles registrations, in addition to issue and renew driver's licenses and pay fines, the departments director Colonel Mubarak Al-Hajri announced. The department is open between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekdays, he said, adding that applicants won't be allowed inside the building without wearing face masks.

21 flights
KUWAIT: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that 21 flights were set to depart from Kuwait International Airport yesterday, carrying a total of 3,370 passengers. They included seven flights to India, six flights to Egypt, three flights to Nepal, two flights to the UAE, one flight to Qatar, one flight to Lebanon, and one flight to Iran.

Red tide
KUWAIT: The Kuwait Institution for Scientific Research said that an increased level of chlorophyll has been observed in areas in Kuwait Bay, which could lead to the red tide phenomenon that caused fish kills in the past. The observation was made through analyzing satellite images of Kuwait Bay, in cooperation with the Environment Public Authority and the Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment.

Oil price up
KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti oil price went up by $6.82 to settle at $43.16 pb Wednesday, compared with Tuesday's oil price of $36.34 pb, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said yesterday. In global markets, Brent crude increased by 76 cents to stand at $42.03 cents, while the US West Texas Intermediate went up by 55 to settle at $39.82 pb.