Wednesday , September 26 2018


Good times over for expats in Saudi – Kingdom steps up efforts to employ more Saudis

RIYADH, Feb 26, (AFP): Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of its own people, and with economic …

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Militants plan attacks in UK

LONDON, Feb 26, (RTRS): Islamic State militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new terrorism watchdog said In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on Sunday, …

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Terrorist Blast injures woman in Bahrain

DUBAI: A “terrorist blast” slightly injured a woman near the Bahraini capital on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the latest in a series of explosions in the small Western-allied kingdom. The ministry said the explosion happened in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama and …

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Dubai joins Kuwait to mark National Day – Burj Khalifa to display Kuwaiti fl ag

DUBAI, Feb 23: Dubai will join the State of Kuwait in celebrating its National Day and Liberation Day on Saturday by displaying the state’s national flag and offering various tourism options to those visiting the emirate, reports the Gulf News. Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building and one of the …

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India congratulates Kuwait – National Days celebration

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: On the occasion of the National Day and the Liberation Day of Kuwait, Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi have extended warm greetings and heartiest felicitations to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir, …

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US issues deportation plan

WASHINGTON, Feb 22, (AFP): The Trump administration issued tough new orders Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs. The orders sent shivers through US immigrant communities, where millions of people who have spent years building families …

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Germany to speed up deportations

BERLIN, Feb 22, (Agencies): Despite agreeing to the package of repatriation measures, five German states have decided to halt most such expulsions to Afghanistan, citing the worsening instability in the war-battered country. Meanwhile, more than a year ago, Mayar and Nawar Ballish escaped car bomb attacks in Damascus. Now the …

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Only ‘100 jihadists’ left in IS-held Syria town: Turkey – 130 killed in three days of Syria clashes: monitor

ISTANBUL, Feb 22, (AFP): Turkey said Wednesday fewer than 100 jihadists were still holed up in the flashpoint Islamic- State Syrian town of Al- Bab, as rebel commanders predicted its capture was imminent. The fight for Al-Bab has seen the bloodiest clashes of Ankara’s halfyear campaign inside the conflicttorn country …

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Suicide bombings kill 7 in Pakistan

At least seven people were killed when multiple Taleban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda …

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Drones close airports – UAE grapples with new ways to keep skies safe

DUBAI, Feb 21, (AFP): Dubai authorities are grappling with new ways of keeping the emirate’s skies safe after drones halted air traffic at one of the world’s busiest airports three times last year. The delays were necessary to protect passengers, officials said, but they hit thousands of travellers and cost …

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