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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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Amir accepts resignation of Cabinet

MOVE HEADS OFF NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE IN ASSEMBLY KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s Cabinet. The Amiri Order, effective as of Monday, stipulates the …

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Kuwait reaffirms backing to IAEA’s sustainable dev

ABU DHABI, Oct 30, (Agencies): Kuwait on Monday reaffirmed support to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in sustainable development. Mohammad Bu Shehri, Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), said Kuwait contributed to the establishment of Kazakhstan-based low-enriched uranium bank, which was recently opened, refl ecting its …

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Saudi Arabia to allow women attend sports events

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women. The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families from early …

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Killer’s brother denies extremism

PARIS, Oct 30, (AP): Abdelkader Merah wants to show that he has escaped his violent past through devotion to Islam. Once nicknamed Bin Laden in the French housing project where he grew up, the violence-prone ex-delinquent now says he is a peaceful Muslim and has displayed calm, wit and knowledge …

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Success of The Avenues of Kuwait gives birth to The Avenues-Bahrain

Prince Salman opens Bahrain’s newest shopping landmark MANAMA, Oct 29, (KUNA): Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa inaugurated Saturday Bahrain’s newest shopping landmark, The Avenues Mall. Speaking at the ceremony, the Crown Prince emphasized Bahrain’s commitment to advancing its key economic sectors and bolstering regional competiveness. He also …

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Qatar warns on ‘military action’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 29, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani said US President Donald Trump has offered …

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Unity march in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Oct 29, (AFP): Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Crowds of protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow …

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Kurdish leader Barzani to quit

ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 29, (AFP): Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum. “After Nov 1, I will no longer exercise my functions, and I reject any extension …

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