Wednesday , January 17 2018

Arab Times

‘Political deal’ being prepared

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: A ‘political deal’ is being prepared in the corridors of the executive and legislative authorities to conduct partial reshuffling of ministerial posts, targeting certain ministries — Public Works, Communications, Municipality, Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources. According to sources, the National Assembly …

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BRUSSELS, Feb 12, (Agencies): US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Arabian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s capital. Carter made the comment after meeting Friday …

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Iraqi refugees leave Finland voluntarily – Returnees miss families, find Finnish life hard

HELSINKI, Feb 12, (RTRS): Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment with life in the frosty Nordic country. Europe is in the grip of its worst migrant crisis since World …

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Philippines, Muslim rebels ‘fortify’ truce

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 12, (AP): Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and her rebel counterpart, Mohagher Iqbal, expressed disappointment in a joint statement Friday over …

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Pakistan arrests 97 militants – Jailbreak plan to free Pearl murderer foiled

ISLAMABAD, Feb 12, (RTRS): Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break US journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer out of jail, the army said on Friday. The men are accused of involvement in major attacks …

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Asian expat caught running ‘liquor factory’ in his home

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Mina Abdullah area for running an illegal liquor manufacturing factory in his apartment. According to security sources, when Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa received a tipoff about an Asian expatriate manufacturing liquor in his apartment, investigations were launched based …

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Crackdown on vice

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: A Kuwaiti citizen, who is wanted by law for his involvement in a financial case, was arrested in Capital Governorate in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to security sources, Capital securitymen, based on instructions from Capital Security Director Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, were patrolling …

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Indian kills self – Woman in suicide bid

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: An Indian expatriate ended his life by hanging himself with a rope tied to a branch of a tree in Amghara area. Security sources said the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior received a report about the episode and dispatched paramedics and securitymen to the …

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Kuwaiti citizen admits killing wife in car inferno

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: The Ahmadi plainclothes policemen have taken into custody a Kuwait for the premeditated murder of his wife one month ago by setting fire to his car using an inflammable substance, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the incident happened in Mina Abdullah area. According to police …

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