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Bogus maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Nine women were arrested for operating a bogus domestic workers office where they carried out illegal activities involving fraud, cheating and trading in runaway domestic workers as well as providing shelter to absconders and selling them to other people. According to a press release issued by …

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Hostages faced ‘mass execution’ – ID on ‘Delta’

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Oct 23, (Agencies): US special forces who raided a prison compound in northern Iraq were acting on intelligence that Kurdish fighters were being held there by Islamic State, a source in the Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Friday. A US serviceman died of wounds sustained in the predawn …

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Suicide bombing kills at least 55 in northeast Nigeria mosque – Boko Haram using iPads, laptops, phones for bombs

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 23, (Agencies): At least 55 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Friday, raising fresh security concerns after a wave of similar attacks. The attack happened shortly after 5:00 am (0400 GMT) in the Jidari area of the Borno …

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Suicide bomber kills 11 – 6 children among dead in mosque blast

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 23, (AFP): A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque killing at least 11 Shiite minority Muslims, including six children, and wounded at least a dozen others in a remote southwestern Pakistani town on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place as Shiites gathered at the …

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Current fish prices can be afforded by all: official – ‘Sales fraud will not be tolerated’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Following the huge turnout of public at the fish and shrimp auction on Thursday, Chairman of Kuwait Fishermen Union Dhahar Al- Soyaan revealed that 879 baskets of shrimps were presented for the auction sale and the fish prices differed on basis of the type of fish. …

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Eye lost as female sponsor tortures maid

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: The Criminal Court has set Nov 4, 2015, to look into the case of a maid from Madagascar who was reportedly assaulted by her 55-year-old female Kuwaiti sponsor, a doctor by profession, reports Al-Anba daily. According to case papers the maid was battered so much that …

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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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