Friday , February 23 2018

Arab Times

Russia hits Turkey on shelling of Kurds – Ankara warns YPG over Azaz

MOSCOW, Feb 15, (Agencies): Russia said on Monday that Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish and Syrian regime positions in the north of the country was a “provocative” action. “Starting from Feb 13, Turkish artillery concentrated in border areas is carrying out massive strikes on Syrian towns recently freed from terrorists by …

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Jakarta hunts down Islamic State – Homegrown jihadis regroup

JAKARTA, Feb 15, (RTRS): As Indonesian counter-terrorism forces hunt down supporters of Islamic State following last month’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Jakarta, a quiet resurgence is unfolding of a homegrown radical network with a far deadlier track record here. That group is Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), whose network was …

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IS says behind Dagestan blast

JEMIKENT, Russia, Feb 15, (RTRS): Islamic State said its suicide bomber had blown up a car in Russia’s volatile Dagestan that killed two policemen on Monday, the deadliest attack in the southern republic since 2013. RIA news agency quoted a Dagestani security source as saying earlier that the suicide bomber …

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Tests confirm IS used mustard gas in Iraq last year: diplomat

AMSTERDAM, Feb 15, (Agencies): Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces in Iraq with mustard gas last year, in the first known use of chemical weapons in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a diplomat said, after tests by the global chemical arms watchdog. A source at the Organisation for …

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Over 200 Kuwaiti citizens to undergo DNA tests

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The General Department for Citizenship & Travel Documents had ordered more than 200 citizens to undergo the DNA tests in coordination with the General Department of Criminal Evidence during the past 6 months including their children who are two years and above, reports Al-Qabas daily. The …

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Kuwaiti doctor jailed for torturing maid

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: Cassation Court sentenced a 55-year old Kuwaiti doctor to jail term of three years and six months for gouging out the left eye of her housemaid. According to the case file, the incharge officer explained that the Kuwaiti woman tortured her housemaid almost every day. Securitymen …

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2 women, 10 Asian men held in Abu Halifa vice den swoop

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: Security operatives raided a den of prostitution in Abu Halifa area and arrested two women and 10 Asian men. They were referred to concerned authorities. Meanwhile, private task officers arrested a Kuwaiti citizen in Ahmadi governorate in possession of narcotics during their routine patrol of the …

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Woman fears ex-husband may disappear with children

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The Personal Status Section in the Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court which barred an Australian man from traveling with his two children to Australia for tourism, as his exwife – an Arab woman – expressed her fear to the court that …

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Court acquits citizen of using weapon at wedding ceremony

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Nasser Al-Heed revoked the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to three-year imprisonment with hard labor for possessing an unlicensed weapon and using it at a wedding ceremony in a residential …

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