KUWAIT: Criminal detectives arrested an Asian man for taking pictures of women and posting them on social media without their knowledge. The suspect works as a driver and uploaded the pictures on his personal account, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement to the press yesterday. The man was sent to concerned authorities for further action. – By Hanan Al-Saadoun

Woman found dead
KUWAIT: An Asian woman was found dead in a swimming pool in Bneid Al-Gar, said security sources. Further investigations are in progress. – By A Saleh

‘Unapproved’ engineers
KUWAIT: Chairman of the Engineers Society Faisal Al-Atal said there are 10,000 non-Kuwaiti engineers of both genders in the local market who are not approved by the society. He said 5,000 of them did not refer to the society because they do not meet the approval conditions. – Al-Anbaa

Cucumber ‘expensive’
KUWAIT: The price of a box of cucumber has risen to nearly KD 1.5 after it was 250 fils last year. Chairman of the Farmers Union Abdullah Al-Dammak said climatic factors such as humidity and heavy rain in Wafra caused the collapse of greenhouses and affected the harvest. He expected prices to fall, but could not give a time frame for that. Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Union Of Consumer Co-Operative Societies Khaled Al-Hudhaiban said the union has nothing to do with vegetables prices, pointing the finger at farmers and consumers. – Al-Rai

Security cooperation

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s National Guard signed a plan to cooperate with France’s National Gendarmerie, as part of a broader program of joint endeavors. Both sides have expressed a mutual desire to enhance cooperation in various fields, the National Guard said on its official Instagram account, with much emphasis placed on the military front, it highlighted. Amid a visit to the country, a contingent from the French police force was acquainted with the National Guard’s contributions towards national security in Kuwait, it added. – KUNA