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‘Not hiding vital info on security sector from public’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Director General for Public Relations and Media Security at Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al- Hashash has affirmed that his department possesses clear vision and follows a policy based on scientific principles. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Brigadier Al-Hashash said this …

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‘Specify duty hours for staff in the family way’ – Law affects schools, ministry sectors

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Ministry of Education Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athary has requested the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to indicate the date for implementing reduction in working hours of pregnant female employees in all levels of education – kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, …

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Bangladesh extremist to hang for attack on UK envoy

Dhaka, Dec 7, 2016 (AFP) -Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top militant and two of his followers for a 2004 attack on the British ambassador that left three people dead. The Supreme Court rejected the appeals by Mufti Abdul Hannan, head of …

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Almost 60 people missing after ship sinks off Yemen

Aden, Dec 7, 2016 (AFP) -Nearly 60 people are missing after a ship sank off Yemen’s Socotra island, its fisheries minister said on Wednesday, with state media reporting that only two people had been rescued. The boat went missing five days ago while heading from Yemen’s southeastern port city of …

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Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52: official

Meureudu, Indonesia, Dec 7, 2016 (AFP) -At least 52 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, an official said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake hit Pidie Jaya district at dawn, toppling homes, flattening buildings and sending people running …

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Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry called for the city to come together Tuesday as investigators tried to piece together the final moments of three children who were killed when they arrived home with their mother to find a gunman waiting inside. The mayor described the shooting as …

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Iran denies ‘baseless’ Saudi espionage charges

Tehran, Dec 6, 2016 (AFP) -Iran on Tuesday denied Saudi charges of espionage as “baseless” after a court in the Sunni kingdom announced death sentences for 15 people it said had spied for Tehran. “Saudi Arabia must not seek to bring baseless accusations against Iran with the intention of political …

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Law permits attacks on extremists – WH report offers legal rationale

WASHINGTON, Dec 6, (AP): The White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama’s expansive use of US military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the US now deems the al-Shebab group in Somalia to be …

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‘Philippine drug war serious’ – Duterte office responds to questions on RTRS probe

MANILA, Dec 6, (RTRS): Reuters submitted five questions to the Presidential Communications Office of Rodrigo Duterte for the news agency’s investigation into police killings of drug suspects. The questions and replies are reproduced here in full, edited only for spelling and punctuation: Question: In anti-drug operations in which police say …

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Queries on transfer of Project visa

Firstly I would like to express my gratitude to the Legal Clinic staff of the Arab Times newspaper for the genuine answers provided on most labor related issues experienced by the expatriate community here in Kuwait. You have been a great help in resolving a lot of the issues/ queries …

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