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Tightened security could force ‘Two days off’ for Arab Summit
March 11, 2014, 9:34 am

Kuwait prepares to take ‘exceptional security procedures’ during the Arab Summit later this month, which could include giving two days off for schools and some state departments, a local daily reported yesterday quoting sources familiar with the preparations.

Recent reports suggested that tightened security will be enforced when Kuwait hosts the summit on March 25 and 26, amid security concerns based on information that Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant prepared to send members into the Gulf state in time for the event.

The sources who spoke to Al-Qabas on the condition of anonymity confirmed that the procedures would render Kuwait ‘almost completely closed’ in light of the “critical situations under which the summit is held”.

“Citizens and residents are asked to cooperate considering the critical conditions based on the information about the terrorist plot,” the sources said, adding that giving a day off on the 25th and 26th remains a likely option that the government can possibly make.

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