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Qatar says stadium health, safety enhanced after worker dies

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s investigation into the death of a worker on a 2022 World Cup stadium construction site has led to “extended over-sight” of health and safety procedures, officials said Wednesday. The man, who organizers have said was the first to die in a work-related accident, was named …

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UN: Somali pirates now focus on smaller vessels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It has been almost three years since Somali pirates successfully hijacked a large commercial vessel but they retain the capacity and intent to resume the attacks and have lately shifted to targeting smaller foreign fishing boats, according to U.N. report. The report, seen by The Associated …

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Army of forgotten take White House – Amir congratulates President-elect Trump

NEW YORK, Nov 9, (Agencies): Political novice and former reality TV star Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to take the US presidency, stunning America and the world in an explosive upset fueled by a wave of grassroots anger. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a …

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Pakistanis worry Trump may favour rival India – President-elect urged to stay engaged

ISLAMABAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nucleararmed neighbours, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington …

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Many Muslims ‘dismay’ at Trump win – New US president seen as hostile figure

JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD/CAIRO, Nov 9, (Agencies): Many Muslims around the world expressed dismay on Wednesday at Donald Trump’s election as US president, saying they feared it might raise tensions between the West and Islam and contribute to radicalisation. While Egypt’s president made an early congratulatory call to Trump, ordinary Muslims were worried …

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6 questions on rupee shake-up – Bid to tackle tax evasion, corruption

MUMBAI, Nov 9, (AFP): India’s government on Tuesday withdrew the two largest-denomination banknotes from circulation in a bid to tackle tax evasion and corruption. Here are answers to key questions surrounding the shock move: What has happened? Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced late Tuesday that 500 and 1,000 rupee notes …

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Sending drugs in jail by drone

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Detective officers apprehended a citizen for smuggling narcotics to his brother in the Central Jail using a drone. Apparently, the officers received a tip-off on the activities of a citizen who allegedly managed to smuggle huge quantities of illicit drugs to his brother currently serving a …

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Crackdown against driving ‘buggies’ on streets begins – Female Egyptian pharmacist selling stolen medicines caught

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Fahad Al-Shuwai declared that traffic campaigns against riding buggies (All- Terrain Vehicles) on main roads, residential areas, highways and beaches have been launched from Wednesday, Nov 9, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He said the campaigns …

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Judge renews detention of DAESH suspect – 5-year-jail for causing disability

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The Detention Renewal Judge ordered the extension in custody of an Egyptian DAESH member to 15 days. The suspect is accused of planning terrorist operations with the aim of killing some Americans in Kuwait. It is noteworthy the suspect identified as A.S targeted five Americans and …

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African expat perishes in Mahboula fire – 6 women hurt in lift mishap

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: An African expatriate died due to smoke inhalation when fire engulfed a building in Mahboula area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the building on fire, a firefighting team was dispatched to the location. They evacuated the …

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