Kuwait to deport expatriates who violate curfew hours

Kuwait has earlier imposed a nationwide curfew to stop the spread of COVID-19. (File/AFP)
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Updated 03 April 2020

Kuwait to deport expatriates who violate curfew hours

  • Nearly 200 people have been arrested so far in violation of the curfew hours

DUBAI: Kuwait has warned citizens not to violate curfew regulations amid the coronavirus outbreak, or face harsh punishments such as deportation for expatriates, according to a report by local daily Kuwait Times.

The country’s Interior Ministry issued the warning, asking people to seek special permits online to be able to leave their homes during the curfew.

Nasser Buslaib, the head of the ministry’s security media department, said citizens caught violating the curfew will be referred to proper authorities for investigation, while expats could face deportation.

Nearly 200 people have been arrested so far in violation of the curfew hours.


Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace

Updated 15 August 2020

Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace

  • Houthi drones were shot down before leaving Yemeni airspace

DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen have intercepted a number of armed Houthi drones, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.

The drones were shot down in Yemeni airspace on Saturday evening after being launched by militia in the country’s capital city, Sana’a according to the state news agency SPA.

There was no suggestion that anyone was hurt in the incident.

The Houthis regualrly fire drones towards Saudi Arabia in breach of international law, but the majority are shot down without causing any fatalities or injuries.