Sand and dust descend upon Kuwait, airport remains open

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Sandstorms hit Kuwait. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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Sandstorms hit Kuwait. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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Sandstorms hit Kuwait. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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Sandstorms hit Kuwait. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Sand and dust descend upon Kuwait, airport remains open

  • Kuwaiti hospitals are prepared to deal with emergency cases caused by the dust storms currently affecting the country.

LONDON: Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority said Thursday that sandstorms, dust and unsettled weather have not affected flights from and to Kuwait International Airport.
In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the head of the Civil Aviation Authority Emad Al-Sanousi said that only two flights were affected by dust and low visibility.
A Kuwaiti health official said that hospitals are on high alert and are prepared to deal with emergency cases caused by the dust storms currently affecting the country.
The weather in Kuwait on Thursday night is expected to be unstable with winds traveling at speeds of between 25 — 60 km/h which will cause rising dust. There is also a chance of thunder and rain.


Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

Updated 22 January 2019
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Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

BEIRUT: A car bomb detonated in Syria's government-held city of Latakia on Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring several other people, Syrian state media reported.
Footage carried on the state-run Al-Ikhbariya news channel showed a large group of people milling around in a street while wreckage smouldered on the ground.
Though President Bashar Al-Assad has regained control over more than half of Syria, attackers have periodically continued to strike in cities he controls with suicide blasts and car bombs.
State news agency Sana reported that the driver of the vehicle, a Suzuki minivan, had been killed in the explosion, and that four other people had been wounded.
It reported that the authorities had dismantled another explosive device in the same location before the blast in the vehicle.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor reported that five people had been injured in the explosion.