Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

Fingerprint attendance system exposes workers – Sheikh Salman launches award for youth excellence, creativity

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (Agencies):  In what was meant to monitor the attendance of employees, the fingerprint attendance system in the Ministry of Information has exposed employees who are supposedly present at their workstation and are actually outside the country or behind bars, reports Al- Rai daily. Ministry sources said …

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Rent Receipt

We have been living in our new apartment for a year. The rent is paid via bank transfers or through the KNET. Suddenly, our landlord has stopped issuing rent receipts to us for the past 3 months. Should we go to the rent court over the issue? Name withheld Answer: …

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Assemblymen elect committee chairmen

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Several parliamentary committees held meetings Sunday and elected their chairmen and Rapporteur. The Housing Affairs Committee elected MP Faisal Al-Kandari chairman and MP Saud Al-Hareeji Rapporteur. MPs Rakan Al-Nisf, Sultan Al-Gosaim Al-Shimiri and Mansour Al-Zufairi are the committee members. The Interior and Defense Committee elected MP …

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Russian plane crash kills 224 – I.S. CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY, MOSCOW SAYS UNTRUE

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO, Oct 31, (Agencies): ARussian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah sent a cable of condolences, on Saturday, …

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IS beheads four Iraq Kurdish fighters

BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AFP): The Islamic State group beheaded four Iraqi Kurdish fighters following a joint raid with American special forces against the jihadists, according to a video posted online. The US-Kurdish operation last week, which freed some 70 people from an IS prison, deepened American involvement in the war …

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Iraqi-born cleric jailed for hailing Paris attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct 31, (AP): A Norwegian court has sentenced an Iraqi-born cleric to 18 months in jail for praising the slaying of cartoonists at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had lampooned Islam and other religions. The Oslo city court also found Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah …

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Intolerance attacks alarm intellectuals – Secularism enshrined in its constitution

NEW DELHI, Oct 31, (AP): First writers then artists, followed by filmmakers, historians and scientists. The chorus of Indian intellectuals protesting religious bigotry and communal violence grows louder by the week with a single message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: protect India’s tradition of secularism and diversity. Those protesting are …

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Pakistani mom begs to be reunited with son stuck in India

KARACHI, Oct 31, (AFP): A Pakistani mother whose son has been stuck in India for years begged Friday for them to be reunited after they made contact last month for the first time since 2008. In a story mirroring that of Geeta, the deaf-mute Indian woman who returned to Delhi …

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Seven Egyptians, Yemenis arrested for fighting in Ardiya area

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Seven Egyptian and Yemeni expatriates were arrested for their involvement in a public brawl in Ardiya Industrial Area, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the fight, securitymen rushed to the location and settled the …

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