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Eid Al-Adha on Aug 11

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. – KUNA

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

KUWAIT: The 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 Page 3)

Disabled expats get some benefits

KUWAIT: The 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 three

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

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