Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

LA files no ‘felony’ against Saudi royal

LOS ANGELES, Oct 20, (AP): Los Angeles prosecutors declined to press a felony sexual assault charge against a member of the Saudi royal family because of insufficient evidence, a spokeswoman said Monday. The district attorney forwarded the case against Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor …

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20 terrorist plots foiled in Russia this yr: Putin

MOSCOW, Oct 20, (AP): Intelligence agents have foiled 20 terrorist plots in Russia this year, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, and asked officials to increase their efforts to prevent terrorist attacks. Russia began carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria last month to support government forces …

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Delhi plans to speed rape trials – Court finds Uber driver guilty of rape

NEW DELHI, Oct 20, (Agencies): Authorities in the Indian capital plan to speed up rape trials and lower the age at which juveniles can be prosecuted as adults following two alleged gang rapes of young girls, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. Two juveniles were arrested on Sunday …

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Pakistan clerics say veils not in ‘Sharia’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 20, (AFP): Pakistan’s top religious body has said women are not required to cover their faces, hands or feet under Islamic Sharia law, a rare judgement from the conservative council of clerics seen as “encouraging” by rights activists Tuesday. The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), which was formed …

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US, Riyadh ‘work’ on MERS vaccine

GENEVA, Oct 20, (RTRS): The United States and Saudi Arabia may prepare a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to try and head off the next outbreak of the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Margaret Chan said Saudi Health Minister Khaled al-Falih …

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Sides near 2.5bn euro defense deal – PM calls for boosting trade, investment with France

PARIS, Oct 20, (Agencies): France will on Wednesday sign 2.5 billion euros of defence deals and provisional agreements with Kuwait, including a sale of Airbus-built military helicopters worth 1 billion euros, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The deal for 24 Caracal heavy helicopters has been in …

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Orders issued to shoot anyone with arms near ‘Husseiniyat’ – Security level raised

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20 (KUNA): Special Forces officers who have been assigned for the protection of Hussainiyat and their visitors have received instructions to shoot any armed individual seen in areas surrounding Hussainiyat. According to security sources, these instructions were issued after security authorities observed suspicious movements near some Hussainiyat. …

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‘Privatise clubs’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: MP Saleh Ashour has called for the privatization of sports clubs and application of the ‘one man-one vote’ system in the clubs elections. In a press statement, he stressed that the source of the sports crisis in Kuwait is from within the country and not outside …

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Move to remove violations outside mosques

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Subai’e revealed that an official circular was sent to one of the branches of the municipality to remove all violations outside mosques, reports Al-Rai daily. He denied rumors about plans to reduce the spaces of the mosques or ban erecting …

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