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Arab Times

Russia steps up Syria attacks; Obama says Putin wrong on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct 3, (Agencies): Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past …

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Pakistani pilots’ strike grounds some 51 flights

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3, (AFP): Some 51 flights scheduled by the Pakistani flag carrier have been cancelled in three days after pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions, an airline spokesman said Saturday. “Due to pressure from PALPA (Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association) so far 51 flights have been cancelled …

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Japanese man shot dead in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Oct 3, (AFP): AJapanese citizen was shot dead by gunmen in a northern Bangladesh town on Saturday, police said, days after an Italian aid worker was murdered in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police said the victim, whom they named as Hoshi Kunio, aged 66, was …

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Suicide bombings in Nigeria kill 18; Buhari, US condemn attacks; 41 wounded in blasts

ABUJA, Oct 3, (Agencies): Two suicide explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. Both the Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari and US embassy condemned the attacks. “The death toll is …

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Saudi arrests Syrian, Filipina

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 3, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had arrested a Syrian man and a Filipina for allegedly manufacturing suicide bomb belts in the kingdom’s capital. The official Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday that the two were arrested in Riyadh. It said the Filipina sewed explosive belts …

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Owner of firm sponsors 86 people after ‘forging’ contract with MoE

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Kuwaiti owner of a general trading and contracting company has disappeared after he manipulated and forged a contract with the Ministry of Education and sponsored 86 workers on that contract, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a security source, when relevant authorities in Ministry of Interior …

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Securitymen seize liquor bottles from Indian man; Court acquits Bedoun of consuming drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Capital securitymen arrested an Indian man for the possession of several bottles of local liquor in Bneid Al-Gar. The officers got suspicious when they noticed the man standing behind a car that was parked in a yard as he tried to run away after sensing police …

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Egyptian accountant escapes with agency’s KD 50,000

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The owner of a travel agency has lodged a complaint at the Fahaheel Police Station against an Egyptian accountant, accusing him of betraying the trust, reports Al-Anba daily. The complainant said the accountant, who was also the treasurer of the travel agency, left for Egypt after …

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109 arrested, 13 vehicles seized in security sweep; 4 police impersonators held

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Capital security officers continued their security crackdowns in compliance with the instruction of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali. The officers recovered a stolen car, arrested 33 expatriates who violated the Residency Law, 25 people wanted by …

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