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Decision to stop kidney dialysis for expats inhumane – ‘Residents pay medical insurance’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers reacted to the Ministry of Health’s decision to stop kidney dialysis for expatriates with the majority of respondents condemning the action as inhumane. According to recent news reports, the Ministry of Health has stopped providing kidney dialysis treatment …

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Cpt Dhoni stars in India’s 22-run win over S. Africa – Series at 1-1

INDORE, India, Oct 14, (AP): Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a courageous knock under pressure and Axar Patel came up with some timely strikes as India completed a gritty 22-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Dhoni gave a superb exhibition of batting in the …

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Iran deploys troops to Syria – Deployment under cover of Russian air campaign

BEIRUT, Oct 14, (Agencies): Iran has sent hundreds of troops into northern and central Syria in the first such open deployment in the country’s civil war, joining fighters from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah in an offensive against rebels and taking advantage of cover from Russia’s air campaign, a regional official …

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IS urges jihad on Russia, US as Syrian strikes intensify

BEIRUT, Oct 14, (AFP): The Islamic State group called on Muslims Tuesday to wage jihad on Russia and the United States, as Moscow announced it had intensified its air campaign against Islamic militants in Syria. The call came as Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for refusing to cooperate with …

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Religious freedom facing increased threats: report – IS, Boko Haram atrocities cited

WASHINGTON, Oct 14, (AP): The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In …

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Rockers Coheed & Cambria land on Earth – Pianist Kovacevich beats stroke, celebrates 75th birthday

ASBURY PARK, United States, Oct 13, (Agencies): Coheed and Cambria built an avid fan base by creating an epic new galaxy both through hard-charging guitar rock and a parallel series of comic books. But after selling more than 1.5 million albums, events here on Earth — most notably, fatherhood — …

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Kuwait signs $13bn contract for new refinery

  KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13, (AFP): The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Tuesday signed contracts worth $13.2 billion (11.6 billion euros) with international firms to build a refinery said to be the Gulf state’s largest development project. The deal comes as Kuwait, a key oil producer, moves to modernise its …

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US citizen held with drugs, chemicals, Gems, various currencies seized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Interior Ministry’s Financial Crime Department apprehended a US citizen in possession of 1,126 packets of illicit drugs and other chemical substances plus $305,000, Iranian Toman (40 million), (KD 2,165), Chinese Yuan (4,200), Afghani (Afs 3,310) and 112 precious gems. Statement indicated the Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal …

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Qatar win; Kuwait, Lebanon draw – Oman, Thais, North Korea move clear in Asia WCup qualifying

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13, (Agencies): Kuwait National Football Team took a difficult stance in the sixth round of Group G qualifying matches for the World Cup 2018 scheduled to take place in Russia and finals of the Asian Cup 2019 in UAE after a goalless draw with the Lebanese national …

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Migrant arrivals 170K in Sept – Austria jails human trafficker

BRUSSELS, Oct 13, (Agencies): Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in September, the bloc’s border agency Frontex said on Tuesday, taking the total for the year so far to 710,000. That compares with 282,000 migrants crossing irregularly for the whole of 2014 as Europe faces its biggest refugee …

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