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Islamic State militants assault kills 11 Afghan soldiers – Military academy hit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29, (AP): Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taleban and …

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Brexit transition period to end 2020

May faces challenges on all fronts BRUSSELS, Jan 29, (Agencies): European Union ministers on Monday formally agreed demands for a transition period that gives Britain access to the EUs single market for nearly two years after Brexit, without having any policy-making power. Sabine Weyand, the EU’s deputy chief negotiator, said …

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Duterte looks to China jobs – Philippine Commission backs suspension

PROTECTIONS BETTER BAN: HRW   KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the government of the Philippines to implement strict protection measures for its workers instead of putting a ban on their employment overseas, reports Al- Rai daily. The HRW also said he must demand …

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Stray dogs threat to residents

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Various parts of the country are witnessing the increasing phenomenon of stray dogs on the streets. Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates especially children have expressed fear over the presence of such dogs, especially with cases of dog attacks in the past such as the case of a …

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‘Cyber Security’ team formed to track hackers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: In response to the recent cyber attacks on some state agencies particularly vital and sensitive institutions as well as banks, the Acting Director General of Criminal Investigation Department Major General Mohammad Al-Sharhan has formed a special team to confront hackers based on instructions from the top …

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Turks press campaign in Syria

HASSA, Turkey, Jan 28, (AFP): Turkey on Sunday stepped up its offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria for a ninth day, in a campaign that has strained relations with the United States. After several days of poor visibility because of heavy rain and fog, Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage …

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Kingdom Holding shares soar

DUBAI, Jan 28, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s stock market celebrated the release of some of the kingdom’s top businessmen from detention on Sunday but the after-effects of a purge of the business elite may last for years, deterring private investment. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, head of global investment firm Kingdom …

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Duterte serious … contingencies eyed – ‘Ban with plan’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said President Rodrigo Duterte is serious in considering a total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement Thursday, the DOLE chief noted that such action would depend if the investigation …

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15,447 illegal Sri Lankans in Kuwait – ‘Happy to leave … but worried about future’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: There are about 15,447 Sri Lankans in violation of the residency law in Kuwait, as per a press statement issued by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait. Recently, Ministry of Interior declared an amnesty period from Jan 29 to Feb 22 for expatriates who do not …

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Human rights panel takes Bedoun issue

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: The parliamentary Human Rights Committee will discuss the situation of Bedouns, including the humanitarian and social consequences of the issue, on Sunday. MP Adel Al-Damkhi will preside over the meeting, with Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh in attendance. Meanwhile, the …

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