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No reduction expected in food prices soon: minister – ‘High rates not linked to oil prices’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yousef Al-Ali says the ministry is not expecting the prices of foodstuff to reduce in the near future, reports Al-Kuwaitiah daily. On the sidelines of the inaugural event of Huawei Technologies Company in Kuwait, he affirmed that there are no …

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US firms seek ‘licenses’ to operate in Kuwait: diplomat

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22, (KUNA): A bevy of American companies will shortly ask to be licensed to operate in Kuwait in the same manner that recently IBM, GE, and the Chinese company Huawei did, senior commercial officer at the US Embassy Jeff Hamilton said here on Thursday. At a press …

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Operation rescues 70 IS hostages – Five Islamic State members held, 10 killed

WASHINGTON/ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 22, (Agencies): One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Around 70 hostages were successfully …

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Stabbing attack kills teacher, student – Black day for Sweden: PM

TROLLHDTTAN, Sweden, Oct 22, (Agencies): A knife-wielding masked man stabbed four people Thursday at a school in southern Sweden, killing a teacher and a student before being shot dead by police, authorities said. One student thought the man had something to do with Halloween. Students fled from the Kronan school …

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Russia flew 53 sorties, hit 72 militant targets in Syria – Drone video shows staggering destruction near Damascus

MOSCOW, Oct 22, (Agencies): The Russian defence ministry said on Thursday its planes had flown 53 sorties and struck 72 militant targets in Syria in the last 24 hours, Russian news agencies reported. The Russian air force hit a range of targets in the Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus, and …

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Clinton defends actions on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, (AP): Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came faceto- face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the 2012 attacks on a US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city, hoping to put to rest the worst episode of her tenure as secretary …

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Flying on fake ID: refugees’ path less travelled to Europe

PARIS, Oct 21, (AFP): Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger known as “The Whale” at an Arab-style shisha cafe near Athens. “It turns out the guy I’d been speaking to, who sounded so big and …

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2 kids burned alive, 4 held – Clashes erupt over beef killing

BALLABHGARH, India, Oct 21, (RTRS): Police in northern India have arrested four men over allegations that they burnt alive two low-caste children, an official said on Wednesday, a case that triggered a street protest and drew condemnation from an opposition leader. Authorities ruled out caste violence as a motive for …

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‘Freedoms, human rights values drive immigrants to US, Europe’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the pull factors that make developed countries of North America, Europe, and Oceania, preferred destinations for migration today. The majority of respondents felt that the freedoms available and value attributed to humans were the determining …

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Fire Dept ready to cope with rain incidents

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has taken all necessary precautions to cope with incidents that may happen due to possible torrential rains and floods, an official of the department said on Wednesday. Brig Gen Mohammad Al- Mahmeed, the acting deputy director general for fight sector …

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