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KPA workers to continue strike Sunday; 3 Bahrainis referred to State Security

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The strike embarked upon by workers at Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) disrupted six ships from docking at Shuwaikh Port, and 51 ships are stranded in the territorial waters, reports Al-Anba daily. In this context, Chairman of the Union of Workers of KPA Abdullah Al-Sarheed said the strike continued Saturday with increased duration from four hours on Friday to six hours, and only two hours the day before. Al-Sarheed said “We are waiting for the Director General of KPA Sheikh Yousef Al-Abdullah to make the initiative to communicate with the workers to settle their financial dues.” He added the strike will last 24 hours on Sunday.

3 referred to State security: Rabiya policemen referred three Bahrainis to the State Security to determine if they belong to any extremist groups, reports Al-Shahed daily. The three suspects were performing Friday prayer at a mosque when they stopped abruptly and tried to get out of the mosque in a suspicious manner, and their behavior raised doubts of the securitymen assigned to guard the mosque. A security source said all three suspects became jittery when asked about the reason for stopping the prayer suddenly.

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