KUWAIT: Following multiple blackouts in Kuwait over the past five days, another blackout was experienced after another Doha power unit malfunctioned. The breakdown was reportedly due to high temperatures. The unit was repaired in less than an hour. Meanwhile, another blackout happened in Farwaniya and emergency teams were dispatched to fix the problem.
NGOs demand equal rights A number of NGOs recently filed a complaint to the Housing Minister Yasser Abul, demanding equal housing welfare rights with men, especially in relation to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. NGOs that filed the complaint include the National Syndicate for Family Security, headed by Dr Khadija Al- Mahmeed; the Women Social and Cultural Society, led by Lolwa Al-Mulla; the Children Society, led by Dr Balqees Al-Najjar; the Sociologists Society, led by Abdul Rahman Al-Tawheed; and others
Wife divorces husband over tight abaya Upon her request, a family court recently divorced a Kuwaiti woman from her husband and forced her to return a KD 6,000 dowry he had paid her. The woman had an argument with her husband, after he ordered her to wear a tight abaya. She refused and eventually asked for a divorce.
By Meshaal Al-Enezi