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Residency violators can settle dues or leave without a fine – MoI

KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) — Privately-employed foreign residents, who have exceeded their permitted stay in Kuwait beyond January 3, 2016, after going absent from work, will be allowed to settle their penalties or leave the country without paying a fine, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. The decision was taken …

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Sri Lanka to probe anti-Muslim riots, lift curfew

Colombo, March 10, 2018 (AFP) -An investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced Saturday by President Maithripala Sirisena. A panel of three retired judges will probe the breakdown in law and order in the picturesque …

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Love thy neighbor: US sanctuary churches protect migrants under Trump

Greensboro, United States, March 10, 2018 (AFP) -Business owner Oscar Canales has spent the past three months confined to a church basement in the US city of Greensboro, knowing he could face deportation to El Salvador the moment he steps outside. Expulsion would mean tearing him apart from his wife …

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Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for ‘disrespectful’ remarks about Duterte

MANILA, March 10 (Reuters) – The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations’ human rights chief for issuing “irresponsible and disrespectful” comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent. Duterte’s attacks against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to …

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Indian police arrest hard-line Hindu activist for journalist’s murder

NEW DELHI, March 9 (Reuters) – Indian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of a journalist late last year, officials said. The Sanatan Sanstha, one of the many Hindu fringe groups, have gained prominence since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya …

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Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots

Colombo, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -Soldiers and police guarded mosques across Sri Lanka during Friday prayers amid fears of new anti-Muslim attacks after four days of riots that have left at least three dead. Most Muslim-owned businesses in the island nation remained shut in protest at attacks by mainly Buddhist …

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Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’: UN rights chief

Geneva, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”. Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including reportedly filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

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Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to …

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Pakistani court allows Islamist party backed by a radical cleric involved in terror attacks to enter elections

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has ordered the country’s elections oversight body to register an Islamist party backed by a radical cleric who carries a U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in terror attacks in India. Pakistan’s election commission on Friday said it was examining the order, …

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India’s top court allows ‘living wills’ for terminally ill

New Delhi, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -India’s top court ruled Friday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of “living wills” to set out how they want to be treated. The Supreme Court’s order — hailed as “historic” by petitioners — means medical treatment …

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