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Arab Times

Boko Haram says Shekau is ‘alive’

LAGOS, Oct 8, (AFP): Boko Haram said in a new video on Wednesday that its elusive leader Abubakar Shekau was alive and still in charge of the Nigeria-based Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands. “Our leader, Abubakar Shekau is alive and remains our leader,” declared a gun-wielding man …

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Italian priest kidnapping raises militant alarm; Philippine police kill man who took fellow bus passenger hostage

MANILA, Oct 8, (AFP): Gunmen seized a retired Italian priest in the strife-torn southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday, the latest abduction blamed on an infamous Islamic militant group that specialises in kidnappings-for-ransom. Rolando del Torchio, 56, was the fourth foreigner kidnapped in the region in three weeks, and brings to …

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Kurds say Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq attack; IS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Anbar: elder, UN

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 8, (Agencies): Blood tests show the Islamic State used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish peshmerga forces in August, the autonomous Iraqi region’s government said Thursday. “The results of the tests on blood samples from 35 Kurdish fighters reveal traces of mustard gas,” the peshmerga ministry …

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Sponsors ‘called’ as police round up 100 maids in raids; Security crackdown

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: The General Department for Investigation affiliated to the Residence Affairs Department during a security crackdown in Jaber Al-Ahmed has arrested 100 housemaids, says a press release issued by the department. The press release also states the sponsors of those arrested have been summoned for interrogation and …

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21 students held for driving without license

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: The security authorities have arrested 21 students for driving cars without driving licences, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added the arrests came upon instructions issued by the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Abdullah Al-Muhanna. The campaign was headed by acting …

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Detention for traffic cops; Top official admits fraud in return for cash

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Director General of Capital Security Directorate Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah ordered the detention of two officers of the directorate for 7 days after they were caught parking their patrol vehicles in parking spots allotted for people with special needs at Amiri Hospital. According to security sources, …

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Court quashes life sentence; ‘Drug peddler’ acquitted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: The Court of Appeals presided over by Justice Abdullah Al-Othman overturned the verdict of the lower court and acquitted an Egyptian who had been sentenced to life in prison. Case papers show the defendant was charged with trafficking in narcotics – hashish and Tramadol pills. Case …

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UNIFIED CONTRACT AIMS TO ERADICATE VISA TRADING; Consent-free transfers after 3 years

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Director General of Legal Affairs at Manpower Public Authority Dr Mubarak Al-Jafour says the ban on increasing the salaries of private sector employees by more than KD 50 per year was approved by the concerned agencies with the aim of organizing the labor market of the …

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Nationality remains open to expat wives

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Residency Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has denied that issuance of citizenship for the expatriate wives of Kuwaiti citizens has been halted, affirming that those who meet the allotted conditions for obtaining nationality, such as married …

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