Monday , December 18 2017

Arab Times

‘Kuwait govt’s descision to cut number of expats may backfire’ – Analysis considers decision controversial

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: The decision of Kuwait’s government to reduce the number of expatriates could backfire, considering that 2.9 million of 4.3 million people currently residing in the country are foreign workers, reports Al-Rai daily quoting blouinnews.com – a groundbreaking news website in the US. Following the announcement made …

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Umm Al-Namel Island rich in ancient relics – 4th largest island magnet for leisure seekers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Umm Al-Namel island, located in Kuwait bay with abundant ancient relics, is an accessible resting location for fishermen and sea-goers. Umm Al-Namel, the fourth largest Kuwaiti island after Boubyan, Failaka and Warba, with a 568,000-sq-m land, has been named Umm Al-Namel (Arabic for …

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‘Ministry to approach ‘Fatwa’ if grants include bedoun teachers’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa was recently quoted as saying the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has specified the value of housing allowance the expatriate female teachers are eligible to when the law was enacted, reports Al-Rai daily. He went on to say …

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Saudi King Salman blames Assad for ISIS rise in Syria – ‘Security, economy top priorities’

RIYADH, Dec 23, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday of having aided the rise of the Islamic State group and called for a political settlement with moderate forces to end the war there. The solution would be to form “a transitional government made up of moderate …

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Pakistani minorities live in fear after mob killings – Blasphemy allegations unproven

KOT RADHA KISHAN, Pakistan, Dec 23, (AFP): Four-year-old Aliya’s life collapsed last year when her illiterate Christian parents were falsely accused of tossing out pages of the Holy Quran in their rubbish, and then lynched and burnt on a brick kiln by an angry mob. The mob killing of Shama …

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Police arrest man in Islamist terror probe

LONDON, Dec 23, (AFP): Police in Britain said Wednesday they had arrested a 31-year-old man in London in connection with suspected “extremist Islamist terrorism”. “The man was detained by offi cers at a business address in south London” on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said. “The arrest is being linked to …

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Somalia bans Xmas festivities – Celebrations may provoke attacks

MOGADISHU, Dec 23, (AFP): Somalia’s government has banned celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the Muslim majority country, saying the festivities might attract Islamist attacks. “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community,” the …

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3,338 arrested as commandos, copters used in big Jleeb raid – Early morning crackdown targets all kinds of law-breakers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Some 1,700 security operatives, 150 patrol teams and helicopters stormed Al-Jleeb Shuyoukh in a commando style for a campaign leading to arrest of 3,338 residency law violators and people wanted for various offenses. The operation was in line with directives from the Deputy Prime Minister and …

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Indian trio held with 206 liquor bottles

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Ahmadi securitymen arrested three Indians for trading in alcohol with 206 bottles of local liquor in their possession. While patrolling the area in compliance with the instructions of Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safah, the officers noticed a vehicle transporting three Indians who acted suspiciously. The …

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