KUWAIT: Thirty-six convicts sentenced to death will be executed at Nayef Palace soon. They include a Kuwaiti woman who was found guilty of burning a tent during a wedding in Jahra in 2009, which left 50 people dead. Other death row inmates have been convicted of charges that include first degree murder, drug trafficking, kidnap and rape.

Women-only shelter

The Public Authority for Manpower plans to build a separate shelter for female expatriate workers while keeping the current one located in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh for men. The shelter's director Falah Al-Mutairi asked the authority to provide the new shelter as soon as possible because the current one's capacity might not be enough to absorb more workers in the future.

E-shisha banned?

The customs department plans to announce a ban on importing electronic cigarettes and shisha after discovering drugs in many of vapor devices imported to Kuwait. The ban will be through an official decision issued by customs director following meetings with the Interior Ministry that dealt with discovering flavors containing marijuana, chemical and other drugs, sources said. They did not mention when the ban was expected to be announced.

Patients abroad

The financial crisis of patients abroad who are yet to receive unpaid allocations is over as KD 20 million was sent to health offices and will be deposited in the accounts of those eligible today. The finance ministry officially informed health ministry its approval of covering the shortage of funds at health offices, which prevented it from paying allocations and hospital bills. The finance ministry's approval came after the health ministry agreed to submit weekly reports on the money spent with the number of patients and their health conditions, besides bringing back 3,700 patients whose treatment abroad is complete. The health ministry said those on physiotherapy will be brought back too.

Man gored

A man was severely injured when a bull gored him in Salmiya yesterday morning near Salmiya fire center on Fourth Ring Road. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene and found the man critically injured, and he was rushed to Mubarak Hospital. It was unknown where the animal came from.

Students' complaints

Kuwait's cultural attaché in Cairo Dr Shaye Al-Shaye called upon any student who feels that the results of his exams are not correct to file a contestation as soon as possible or lodge a complaint to recheck the exams. He said these are the only legal procedures available to deal with this issue. He said any students in Tanta University facing a problem over results or transfers should contact deputy rector Dr Ibrahim Salem.

By A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi