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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ARAB TIMES, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Voting Record
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Palestinian minister
                          Salah Al-Ateeqi
                   Second Constituency
                                                                                      The proponents of the bill
                                                                                   stressed this project will give hope
                                                                                   to Kuwaiti youths and open enter-
                                                                                                                                                                    Al-Ateeqi is a first-time MP and
                                                                                                                                                                  has no voting record.


                                                                                                                                                             Our nation is suffering due to years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lauds Kuwait support
                   (Salafist/Independent)                                                                                                                    of ignoring this demand, and we
                                                                                   prising and useful doors for their
        MP SALAH AL-ATTEQI holds a                                                 aspirations and abilities, create a                                       must realize that oil is an                                                                              Donation to Quds Zakat Committee delivered
        master’s degree in general health                                          future for the Kuwait economy,                                            exhaustible resource and, accord-
        from Harvard University after tak-                                         diversify its resources and create                                        ingly, we must plan for the future,”
        ing his bachelors in med-                                                            job opportunities other                                         he commented.
        icine and surgery and                                                                than government jobs.                                              There is also a great need for                                                    BEIRUT,       Jan     17,
        another in law from                                                                                                                                  tighter monitoring and accountabil-                                                  (KUNA):          Visiting
        Egypt’s         Alexandria
                                                                Statements                                                                                   ity so that we may curb administra-                                                  Palestinian      Interior
        University. He is current-                          “The Kuwaiti people                                                                              tive and other forms of corruption.                                                  Minister Dr. Saeed Abu
        ly employed as regional                          demand a great deal of                                                                              This is only possible with adminis-                                                  Ali      praised       on
        head of Al-Sabah area in                         accomplishments by the                                                                              trative and financial autonomy of
                                                         government, within the                                                                              the specialized bodies, said Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday       Kuwait’s
        the Ministry of Health, is
        a member of the Muslim                           framework of Article 98                                                                             Ateeqi.                                                                              adherence      to     the
        Health Organization and                          of        the      Kuwaiti                                                                             “With high percentage of                                                          Palestinian cause and
        held the title of President                      Constitution which refers                                                                           younger citizens in our population,                                                  their struggle for free-
        of the Kuwait Medical                            to the government pre-                                                                              we must work harder still on                                                         dom and democracy.
                                         Al-Ateeqi       senting a working pro-
        Association.                                                                                                                                         improving and securing services.                                                        The minister, in an inter-
           Al-Ateeqi became a parliamen- gram to the National Assembly                                                                                       Most important in this coming stage                                                  view with KUNA, affirmed
        tarian in December 2012 with 910 soon after its formation,” said Al-                                                                                 is to curb the rise of the corruption                                                significance of the recent
        votes in the second constituency. Ateeqi.                                                                                                            index. It is unacceptable to find our                                                restoration of diplomatic rela-
        During the first round of the 14th       He added that the Kuwaiti peo-                                                                              country climbing all the way to 66th                                                 tions between the states of
        legislative term, he joined the ple expect the program to satisfy a                                                                                  slot,” he stressed.                                                                  Kuwait and Palestine, noting
        Health      and     Social Affairs set of requirements and meet cer-                                                                                    He further noted the role of                                                      the move signaled “depth of
        Committee and the Foreign Affairs tain demands, such as dialogue                                                                                     media in shaping social awareness                                                    the historic relations and joint
        Committee. He was elected chair- among all groups in society and                                                                                     and instilling the values of democ-                                                  destiny” of the two countries’
        man of the health committee.           most particularly between the                                                                                 racy and constructive dialogue.                                                      peoples and leaderships.
           As the oldest parliament mem- young and the old.                                                                                                     Al-Ateeqi also addressed the vot-                                                    On January 10th, the
        ber, Al-Ateeqi presided over this        “There is also a need to establish                                                                          ers in the recent elections. “I salute                                               Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign
        Parliament’s first session on justice where employment is con-                                                                                       all my countrymen, those who cast                                                    Affairs celebrated reception of
        Dec.16, as it is customary until a cerned and to uphold the law to                                                                                   their ballot and those who chose not                                                 credentials of the newly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  assigned Palestinian ambassa-        HH the Crown Prince with the Minister of Justice, and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
        Parliament Speaker is elected. One amend the many aspects of admin-                                                                                  to. Both are patriotic citizens doing
        of the first works of the health istrative corruption and slack in                                                                                   what they thought best for their                                                     dor to the country, Rami Ehsan
        committee was the approval of the government bodies, which are the                                                                                   nation and both have our greatest                                                    Tahboub, manifesting restora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tion of the ties that had turned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crown Prince receives officials
        Sports Law decree of urgency.          root causes of all our problems,” he                                                                          esteem and respect. In the end, it is
           Al-Ateeqi, along with MPs Safa said.                                                                                                                                                                                                   sour in the early 90s during the
                                                                                                                                                             what is in the ballot box that                                                       Iraqi aggression on Kuwait.         His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh             take the recommendations and proposals
        Al-Hashim,         Masouma       Al-     The MP also noted a need to                                                                                 decides what is to be, and our                                                          Dr. Ali expressed gratitude      Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah                 promulgated at the conference in consider-
        Mubarak, Abdulhameed Dashti and address chronic problems such as                                                                                     respect of that is true democracy                                                    for the Kuwaiti support for the     received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday            ation in order to fortify our societies to
        Taher Al-Failakawi also submitted security and decent housing.                                                                                       and is what has been seen in Kuwait                                                  Palestinian struggle and the        Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf        achieve national unity, glory and prosperity
        a draft bill to establish a national “When it comes to our develop-                                                                                  for centuries and, God Willing,                                                      Palestinian authority’s quest       and Islamic Affairs Shareeda Abdullah Al-        in light of the current changes and interna-
        fund to support and develop small ment plans, we need to bring in                                                                                    would last for many more to come,”                                                   that resulted in winning recog-     Muosherji.                                       tional circumstances.
        and medium scale projects.             more and maintain sustainability.                                                                             he concluded.                                                                        nition at the UN as a non-             HH also received the delegation mem-             The meeting was attended by head of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  member state in the interna-        bers of the “Reform and Change from the          HH the Crown Prince’s Office or Diwan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tional organization.                Islamic Perspective” Conference, which           Sheikh Mubarak Al-Faisal Al-Saud Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      was held in Kuwait on Monday under the           Sabah.
                                                                         2012 recorded 6 pct growth                                                                                                                                                       Appreciation                patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-           Sheikh Nawaf then received HH the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He also expressed deep           Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.                         Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  appreciation of the Kuwaiti            HH Sheikh Nawaf welcomed the guests           Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Record traffic at Kuwait Int’l Airport                                                                                                                                                                                                            material and financial support      and expressed appreciation of their efforts         HH also received the First Deputy PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  as well as stances that had been    on holding such a successful conference,         and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  declared by HH the Amir             stressing the approach of the Islamic religion   Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Minister of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-           is of moderation, tolerance and reformation.     Commerce and Industry Anas Khaled Al-
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17,                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jaber Al-Sabah, affirming              HH wished that the Islamic states would       Saleh. (KUNA)
(KUNA): Air traffic at                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kuwait’s commitment to the
Kuwait          International
Airport grew six percent
                                                                                                       News in Brief                                                                                                                              Palestinian cause.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Meanwhile, Kuwait present-
in 2012 compared to                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ed a donation of $361, 540
2011, deputy director of                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, to support the activi-
civil aviation Nabil al-                                                                                                                                  sion in the United Arab Emirates.                                                       ties of the Quds Zakat
                                                                        ‘Lets do it in Kuwait’: Kuwait                                                                                                                                            Committee in caring for the
Zamel told KUNA on                                                      National Assembly Speaker Ali Al-Rashid                                              In statements to Kuwait news agency
                                                                        said that having different points of view                                         (KUNA) Al-Hamad noted that the opening                                                  needs of the Palestinian people
Thursday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and families in the holy city.
                                                                        was healthy, but criti-                                                           of the mission will contribute to strength-
   Concomitant with that,                                                                                                                                 ening relations between the 6-member                                                       The Kuwaiti Ambassador to
                                                                        sised complaining to
the number of passengers                                                the outside world as a                                                            GCC and the 27-member European Union,                                                   Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij
going through the airport                                               “shameful” act.                                                                   especially in light of the current condi-                                               presented the donation to the
increased five percent last                                                “There is nothing                                                              tions in the Middle East region and the                                                 committee’s treasurer Ashraf
year, he said as he noted                                               wrong in having dif-                                                              important role played by the GCC coun-                                                  Sahlab upon hosting him at the
that     these      increases                                           ferent points of view                                                             tries to promote regional security and sta-                                             embassy in Amman Thursay
                                                                        but, it is shameful to                                                            bility.                                                                                 morning.
occurred at a time when                                                                                                                                      She praised the important role played
the air travel industry                                                 complain to the out-                                                                                                                                                         The Ambassador            told
                                                                        side world,” he said                                                              by the European Union mission in                                                        KUNA this comes within a
worldwide had experi-                                                   in press statements                                                               Riyadh, stressing that opening another                                                  policy of supporting the
enced rough going due in                                                Thursday.                                                                         EU mission in the United Arab Emirates                                                  Palestinian people in their
the main to the global eco-                                                “Whatever the                                                                  is an important step in the interest of pro-                                            struggle and resistance, as
nomic slump, particularly                                               scale of differences,         Al Rashid                                           moting relations between the two sides.
                                                                                                                                                          (KUNA)                                                                                  urged by the Kuwaiti leader-
in Europe, and political                                                we have to tackle and                                                                                                                                                     ship, and translates the com-
turmoil      in      different                                          iron them out in Kuwait through dialogue.                                                      ❑        ❑       ❑                                                         passion and support of the
                                                                        Difference in viewpoints is the main fea-
regions of the Middle                                                   ture of a democratic society.” He added                                           Al-Haifi meets envoy: Minister of                                                       Kuwaitis to their brethren in
East.                                                                   that the constitution, the rule of law and                                        Health Dr. Mohammad Barrak Al-Haifi                                                     practical measures.
   However with Kuwait’s                                                the view of the majority should be the ref-                                       held a meeting with the US Ambassador                                                      The Palestinian cause is and
                                                                        erences in resolving any dispute.                                                 to Kuwait Mathew Tueller on Thursday                                                    would remain a central con-
Open Skies policy and its                                                                                                                                 during which they tackled means of med-                                                 cern and priority for the
continuing trend to sign                                                   Al-Rashid also expressed optimism
                                                                        about the cooperation between the govern-                                         ical cooperation between the two nations                                                Kuwaiti government and peo-
bilateral agreements with                                               ment and the parliament. (KUNA)                                                   and future visions to develop this sector                                               ple, he stressed.
more international air car-                                                                                                                               to best serve the interest of both states.                                                 On the Palestinian side,
                                                                                      ❑       ❑        ❑                                                     The two sides held talks on means of
riers and its constant                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sahlab expressed appreciation
streamlining of services                                                Envoy lauds EU decision: The head                                                 bolstering bilateral ties, exchange of                                                  for this latest donation and
                                                                        of the mission of the Gulf Cooperation                                            expertise, besides discussing issues of
directed at passenger and                                                                                                                                 common interest in the field.                                                           recalled with gratitude other
                                                                        Council (GCC) in Brussels Ambassador                                                                                                                                      past gestures, and particularly
airlines alike, all con-                                                Amal Al Hamad, Thursday commended                                                    The meeting, held at Health Ministry
verged to encourage air                                                                                                                                   headquarters, was attended by Ministry’s                                                hailed the support and activi-
                                                                        the decision by Catherine Ashton, EU
carriers to increase their                                              High Representative for Foreign Affairs                                           Undersecretary Khalid Al-Sahlawi.                                                       ties by Kuwaiti Islamic
                                                                        and Security Policy, to open an EU mis-                                           (KUNA)                                                                                  Heritage Revival Committee,
flights to and through                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and noted such contributions
Kuwait last year, he said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are vital in financing the proj-
   For instance Bahrain                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ects in Al-Quds and the initia-
Air, Iran’s Zagros Air, and                                   Air, Turkish Airlines,                                       Kuwait airport last year                                   85,117 flights in 2011, he                                  tives aiming at sustainable sup-
Thailand’s       Jet     Asia                                 Egypt Air and Emirates,                                      topped 8.9 million com-                                    said. Air cargo also was                                    port in particular, to enable the
ramped up their flights                                       to name a few.                                               pared to 8.5 million in                                    quite brisk in 2012 where                                   Palestinians to keep up the
through Kuwait’s major                                          Al-Zamel,      further,                                    2011. Those numbers                                        over 181 million kgs of                                     resistance in the face of
airport as did Qatar                                          noted that the number of                                     translated    into    over                                 merchandize were trans-                                     immense challenge and to
Airways, FlyDubai, Gulf                                       air   passengers   using                                     85,567 flights in 2012 and                                 ported.                                                     stress and preserve the city’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arab and Islamic identity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The people of the city suffer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from closure, the wall and its
           Kuwait Today                                                                                                                                                                                                                           suffocating impact on move-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ment of goods and people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  taxes, and increasing unem-
               Prayer Timings                                                                                             Site for checking travel ban                                                                                            ployment, all aimed at forcing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  them to quit the city so as the
Fajr ............................................05:19 am                                          www.kuwaitcourts.gov.kw/mojweb/NGeneral/Main.jsp
Sunrise ............................................06:43                                                                                                                                                                                         Israelis may succeed in their
Zohr .................................................11:58                                                                                                                                                                                       ploys to change its cultural and
Asr .............................................02:54 pm                                                                                                                                                                                         demographic identity, the offi-
Maghreb ..........................................05:14
Isha..................................................06:35
                                                                                                                                                                                          deaths                                                  cial pointed out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Present for delivery of this
                     Weather                                  Jahez Faris Sanad Al-Otaibi, 75 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: Qasser, Block 4, St 4,                                                                                  donation was the embassy’s
    Expected weather for the next 24                          House 60, Tel: 66666808-66914776. Zamla Abdullah Hindi, 78 years old, Al-Ajmi, widow of Faleh                                                                                       financial and administrative
hours:                                                        Sanad Jari Al-Ajmi, buried on Thursday. Condolences: Riqqa, Block 3, Riqqa St, House 9, Tel: 99743420-
    By Night: Partly cloudy with light vari-                  99766969. Abdullah Saad Eqail Al-Mutairi, 25 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: Ardiya,                                                                                    affairs official, Abdullah
able wind, with speed of 06-20 km/h.                          Block 10, St 5, Avenue 5, House 32, Tel: 55255606-66476986. Mohammad Faleh Mejlad Al-Azemi, 77                                                                                      BuAbbas.
    By Day: Partly cloudy with light vari-                    years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: (Men) Adan, Diwan Al-Mejlad, Block 8, St 3, House 11, Opp                                                                                  The Islamic Heritage
able wind changing to light to moderate                       Dahiyat Sabah Al-Salem, Tel: 99770966, (Women) Sabahiya, Block 3, St 7, House 795, Tel: 97790008.                                                                                   Revival Committee is a
south easterly wind, with speed of 08-28                      Haya Mohammad Awad Al-Enzi, 61 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: (Men) Omariya, Block
km/h with a chance for drizzle.                               2, St 3, House 23, Tel: 99879099, (Women) Rabiya, Block 1, St 41, House 45, Tel: 97410595. Safooq                                                                                   leading charity in Kuwait
Station                   Max          Min                    Metib Al-Enzi, 84 years old, to be buried on Friday after Asr prayers. Condolences: (Men) Jahra, beside                                                                             and beyond, founded in
                          Rec          Exp                    Fire Dep, Tel: 99760554, (Women) Qasser, Block 1, St 2, Avenue 3, House 26, Tel: 55554910.                                                                                          1981 and based in Kuwait
Kuwait City                 17           09
Kuwait Airport              18           05                                                                                                                                                                                                       with regional branches that
Nuwaiseeb                   18           04                                                                                                                                             Jan 18, 2013                                              execute projects across the
Wafra                       20           02                                                                                                                                                                                                       continents. It has projects
Salmi                       16           01                                                                                                                                                                                                       and contributions in 75
Abdaly                      18           01                   Expected weather ...........................sunny                         Saturday, Jan 19                              1st low tide: .....................................22:15
Jalaliyah                   18           02                   Max Temp ..........................................23C       Expected weathersunny + chance for fog                     2nd low tide: ....................................10:15     countries in both seasonal
Failaka                     19           05                   Min Temp............................................11C      Sea state .....................slight to moderate          Sunrise: ...........................................06:43   and continuous projects.
Ahmadi Port                 16           08                   Wind Direction ...........................VRB-NW             Wave height .....................................2-4 ft    Sunset: ............................................17:14
Umm Al-Maradem              17           13                   Wind Speed............................08-30 km/h             Max Temp ..........................................22C
Warba-Bubyan                16           02
                                                                           Marine Forecast
                                                                                                                           Min Temp ...........................................09C     Recorded yesterday at Kuwait
                                                                                                                           Wind Direction .....................................SE
   4-days forecast — Weather                                  Station               Max Min Sea            Today’s         Wind Speed............................10-30 km/h                      Airport
              Friday, Jan 18                                                        Exp Rec Surf            Waves                        Sunday, Jan 20
                                                                                                        Ht Direction       Expected weathersunny + chance for fog                     Max temp ...........................................17C
Expected weather partly cloudy + chance
for drizzle                                                   South Dolphin         16 8 13 2ft                    SW      Sea state .....................slight to moderate          Min temp ............................................05C
Max Temp ..........................................20C        Ahmadi L/V            17 08 - 2ft                    SW      Wave height .....................................1-4 ft    Max Rh..............................................61%
Min Temp ...........................................05C       Beacon M28            19 8 14 2ft                    SW      Max Temp ..........................................23C     Min Rh...............................................15%
Wind Direction............................VRB-SW              Beacon N6             14 7 - 2ft                      E      Min Temp............................................11C    Max Wind .............................NW 43 km/h
Wind Speed............................08-28 km/h              Umm Al-Maradem        17 13 - 2ft                     N      Wind Direction.............................VRB-SE          Total Rainfall in 24 hrs...................00 mm
            Saturday, Jan 19                                  Sea island Buoy       16 11 16 2ft                   SE      Wind Speed............................10-30 km/h
Expected weathersunny + chance for fog                        Salmiyah              15 9 - 2ft                     SE                   Monday, Jan 21                                  Recorded yesterday at South
Max Temp ..........................................22C        Julaia Port           16 6 - 2ft                     SE      Expected weather ...........................sunny
Min Temp ...........................................09C                                                                    Sea state .....................slight to moderate                     Dolphin
Wind Direction .....................................SE           4-days forecast — Marine                                  Wave height .....................................1-4 ft    Min/Max/ Air Temp ........................08/16C
Wind Speed............................10-30 km/h                            Friday, Jan 18                                 Max Temp ..........................................23C     Min/Max Rel Hum.........................26/69%
             Sunday, Jan 20                                   Expected weather partly cloudy + chance                      Min Temp............................................11C
                                                                                                                           Wind Direction ...........................VRB-NW           Wind Direction/Wind Speed.....N/65 km/h
Expected weathersunny + chance for fog                        Sea state..........................................slight
Max Temp ..........................................23C        Wave height .....................................1-2 ft      Wind Speed............................08-30 km/h           Prev Wave Dir/Max Wave Ht..........N/ 1 ft
Min Temp............................................11C       Max Temp ..........................................20C                                                                  Min/Max Sea Surface Temp .........13/14C
Wind Direction.............................VRB-SE             Min Temp ...........................................05C        Tide times at Shuwaikh Port                              Sea Current..............................Downdraft
Wind Speed............................10-30 km/h              Wind Direction............................VRB-SW             1st high tide:....................................04:00    — Directorate General of Civil
            Monday, Jan 21                                    Wind Speed............................08-28 km/h             2nd high tide:...................................16:30     Aviation, Meteorological Dept.                                 Ambassador Tahboub

								
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