Wednesday , July 18 2018

Arab Times

Bid to smuggle 7,200 liquor bottles by 3 Pakistanis foiled; 2 Asian expats arrested with 70 bottles

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department in Farwaniya foiled an attempt by three Pakistanis to smuggle more than 7,200 bottles of imported whiskey worth KD 300,000, reports Al-Rai daily. It has been reported that the three Pakistanis tried to smuggle the imported alcoholic drinks through Shuwaikh …

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Killer on the run for 18 years caught walking at dawn time – Man threatens to throw baby from roof

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: A Kuwaiti, who evaded justice for 18 years in relation to a murder case, has been referred to the Criminal Investigation Department, reports Al-Anba daily. According to sources, security patrols affiliated to Hawally Security Directorate got suspicious of the citizen who was walking at dawn along …

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Ethiopian gang of ‘flesh traders’ nabbed – Filipino aborting ‘love child’

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: An Ethiopian pimp and 31 compatriot women were arrested for involvement in flesh trade in Mahboula and Abu Halifa, reports Al-Rai daily. Acting on a tip-off, the Operations Unit in the Interior Ministry dispatched security teams who raided the apartments where they caught the abovementioned persons …

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Appeals court upholds death for Abdali cell member

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (RTRS): A Kuwaiti appeals court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of spying for Iran as part of a cell which Kuwait said was trying to destabilise the State on behalf of Tehran. Iran has denied any links to the alleged cell. …

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Lawmaker seeks changes in Domestic Workers Law – ‘Item D in Article 24 does not ensure equality’

KUWAIT CITY, July 21: MP Ahmad Lari has proposed deletion of Item D in Article 24 of Domestic Workers Law number 86/2015, which stipulates that administrative measures shall be taken against domestic labor offices if they hire the ‘retrieved’ workers or those recruited by others. In the explanatory note of …

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Kuwait 100 of 149 on sustainable development

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 100th out of 149 countries with a score of 52.5 and regional average of 56.9 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index released recently by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and German social responsibility foundation — Bertelsmaan Stifung. In September last …

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E-visa from today

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah inaugurated on Thursday the electronic-visa sector at Kuwait International Airport, whereby applicants can obtain the entry visa online ahead of arrival in the country. Speaking upon the inauguration of the e-visa service at the …

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Kuwait firm in fight against IS

WASHINGTON, July 21, (Agencies): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah reaffirmed Kuwait’s supportive stance to international efforts to counter the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group. “Kuwait strongly supports all international efforts and measures to defeat and eradicate terrorist organizations on all levels,” said Sheikh …

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Bangladesh arrests top Islamist extremist – Man held over bid to attack police station

DHAKA, July 21, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s elite security force said Thursday it had arrested a top regional head of the homegrown Islamist extremist group blamed for an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officers stormed a fl at in an apartment building …

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Honour killing, rape laws debate in Pakistan

Pakistan’s parliament will on Thursday debate bills aimed at tackling so-called honour killings and amending its rape law, officials said, following the murder of a social media star last week. Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan …

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