Wednesday , April 25 2018

Arab Times

Pakistan bars US diplomat from travel over fatal crash

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a civil court case. The U.S. military attaché, Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall, is accused of running a red light and …

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Indian court finds spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping devotee

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court has found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Wednesday because of fears that his followers …

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Philippines gives Australian nun 30 days to leave country

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday cancelled an Australian nun’s missionary visa for engaging in political activity and gave her 30 days to leave the country, though she said she still hoped she could explain her mission and have the decision reconsidered. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered …

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At least 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April 25, 2018 (AFP) – At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a huge blaze at an illegal oil well in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday. An oil spill sparked a huge fire about 1:30 am (1830 GMT Tuesday) in a residential area …

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US high court reviews Trump’s power to block Muslim immigrants

Washington, April 25, 2018 (AFP) – President Donald Trump’s effort to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries heads to the Supreme Court Wednesday, which will decide if his argument asserting national security interests was tainted by religious bias. The case, known as Trump v. Hawaii, will address the president’s broad …

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‘REDUCING FILIPINO DIPLOMATS IN KUWAIT POSSIBLE’

Philippines apologises over rescues – Villa to remain head of mission KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa on Tuesday issued an apology to Kuwait for the controversial rescue of Filipino household service workers from their employers’ homes which the Kuwaiti government viewed as a violation of …

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Saudi Arabia to insolent media: eat your hearts out

LAST Saturday, in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the security forces shot down a ‘toy drone’ which was hovering near one of the royal palaces. This was immediately announced the Saudi security forces and this was all that happened. This reality was very difficult for the evil minds to swallow. They …

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SCPD touts Kuwait’s efforts to achieve sustainable dev goals

Plan modified to cope with UN agenda BEIRUT, April 24, (KUNA): Secretary General of Kuwait’s Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) Khaled Mahdi touted Kuwait’s moves to materialize the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) of 2030. Kuwait has formed the permanent national steering committee to implement the 2030 …

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Maintenance of aircraft queried

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: MP Mohammed Al-Dalal has submitted a query to the Minister of Finance about the technical inspection of aircraft in Kuwait. In the query the lawmaker said according to a news report the international organization designated for technical and engineering control of aviation and aircraft has refused …

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Kuwait calls for investing in youth to ‘counter’ extremism and crimes

NEW YORK, April 24, (KUNA): Kuwait has called for further investing in youth’s education and capacity building to safeguard youth from criminal networks and extremist groups. It is important to invest more in youth to build their potential and inculcate principles and values that stand as a bulwark against their …

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