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Turkey’s airport ad accuses Sweden of highest rape rate

ISTANBUL, Aug 20, (Agencies): A billboard at Istanbul’s international airport accused Sweden of having the highest rate of rape worldwide, AFP pictures showed on Friday, just days after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children. Printed in English and Turkish and displayed at the international departures section of Ataturk …

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If only they did not do it in Syria

IT IS time for everyone to face the truth. After five years and a half since the war started in Syria, with Turkey pioneering the fall of the regime; Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has finally admitted it is possible for Bashar al-Assad to be part of the transition period …

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Diamonds seized from Asian passenger

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: An Asian expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle diamonds into the country. According to security sources, the expatriate passenger, upon arrival at the airport, caught the eye of the customs officers because of his nervous behavior. They checked his luggage and …

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20 motorbikes, five vehicles seized in security sweep

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Ahmadi securitymen, led by Ahmadi Security Chief Brigadier Abdullah Sefah, carried out a security campaign that led to the impounding of 20 motorbikes and five vehicles for various traffic violations. The officers also arrested a Syrian wanted by law for involvement in a civil case relating …

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Kuwait Embassy official in Zimbabwe says shocked over ‘trafficking’ charges

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Chief Secretary of Kuwait Embassy in Zimbabwe Brenda Avril May, who is facing human trafficking charges, recently said at the Harare Magistrates’ Court that she was shocked that some victims of the alleged human trafficking had reported her especially since they had actually shown interest in …

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4 Indians held in illegal liquor factory raid

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Four Indians were arrested by Farwaniya security operatives for trafficking in liquor. A security source said the officers raided the suspect’s apartment in Ardiya area, which served as a liquor factory, and confiscated barrels of liquor alongside equipment for manufacturing alcohol. Apparently, Farwaniya Security Chief Brigadier …

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Bedoun youth ‘stabbed’ by Saudi national during fight

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: A Bedoun youth was referred to Adan Hospital amid stab wound he sustained in a fight with a Saudi national. A security source said the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior received a call about an individual who was stabbed in a bloody fight and …

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29 dual-nationality citizens renounce Kuwaiti citizenship – Hold on to Saudi, Qatari nationalities

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: About 29 Kuwaiti citizens with dual citizenships of either Saudi Arabia or Qatar have voluntarily given up their Kuwaiti citizenship after they were summoned by the concerned authorities and have decided to hold on to their Qatari and Saudi citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily. A report in …

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Kuwait aggravating tensions after ban, says IOC – ‘No concessions offered’

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee on Friday accused Kuwait’s government of “aggravating” the tensions that led to the country’s ban from the Rio Olympics. New and proposed laws on state controls over sporting bodies have led the IOC and world football body FIFA to suspend …

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