Monday , February 19 2018

Arab Times

Riyadh offers berets for Syria as US prods anti-IS coalition

RABAT, Feb 10, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minister’s second reference to sending special forces since he met US Secretary …

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‘Ethnic’ Albanians face terror charges

SKOPJE, Feb 10, (AFP): Twentynine ethnic Albanians went on trial Tuesday in Macedonia on terrorism charges over clashes last May with security forces that left 18 people dead, including eight policemen. In the heavily packed courtroom and under tight security, each defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the accusations of their …

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Senior Afghan Taleban member dies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Feb 10, (AFP): A senior Afghan Taleban member has died in Pakistan after an illness, militant sources said Tuesday, potentially embarassing Islamabad which denies harbouring the insurgent group’s leadership on its soil. Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani, who was in his mid-fifties and a member of the group’s Leadership Council, …

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Foul play suspected in bus fires

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10, Fire broke out in two buses belonging to a private company in Mangaf area, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to a source, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received information about the two buses on fire, firefighters rushed to the location and extinguished …

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Young Kuwaiti girl jailed for faking kidnapping, robbing youths

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: A court in Kuwait has sentenced an unidentified young Kuwaiti girl, who is believed to be in her late teens to five years in prison for faking abduction and ‘robbing’ youths, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, the convict would prowl on wealthy looking youths inside …

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Selling ‘cheap’ gold bars

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10 : Police have arrested a Kuwait and an expatriate for selling gold bars for a very low price, reports Al-Shahed daily. The men were seized during a buy-bust operation in Nugra while selling the gold to an undercover police agent. Although the exact source of the …

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Ethiopian envoy seeks details on girl’s murder

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10, The Ambassador of Ethiopia to Kuwait, HE Mohammad Gudeta was quoted as saying the embassy has yet to receive ‘full’ information about the Ethiopian housemaid who has reportedly stabbed to death the daughter of her sponsor, reports Al-Rai daily. He told the daily, the embassy has …

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Ministry for happy – UAE in first

DUBAI, Feb 10, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 …

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Interior orders stringent measures on terror threat

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: The Ministry of Interior has issued instructions to all security departments to take stringent measures in the face of threats issued by terrorist groups to carry out sabotage activities in the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting knowledgeable sources. According to a circular said to have been …

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‘Kuwait facing very dangerous situation due to oil prices fall’ – State will one day borrow money for paying salaries

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: Former minister of Social Affairs and Labor and former state minister for Municipal Affairs Dr Fadhel Al-Safar says the current status of the country is very dangerous because of the falling oil prices, indicating that Kuwait may one day end up having to borrow money for …

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