Tuesday , October 23 2018

Arab Times

Abu Sayyaf pockets $7.3m – Kidnap for ransom

MANILA, Philippines, Oct 27, (AP): Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants’ mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said. The joint …

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In Iraqi Kurdistan, little regard for Baghdad booze ban

Arbil, Iraq, Oct 27, 2016 (AFP) -Alcohol shops are open for business in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, where officials have vowed that Baghdad’s recently passed ban on booze will not be enforced. The ban on the sale, import and production of alcohol was slipped into draft legislation on municipalities in …

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After killing final victim, British banker yelled into Hong Kong streets

HONG KONG, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Moments before surrendering to police after killing two Indonesian women in his high rise Hong Kong apartment two years ago, British banker Rurik Jutting shouted and waved a knife at pedestrians on the streets far below, a court heard on Thursday. In police video …

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Dependent Visa for Newborn

I want to bring my wife and newborn baby to Kuwait. But my salary is KD 200. Is it possible to get the visas with the same salary … Because my Kuwaiti (sponsor) has promised to get me the visas with same salary. Name withheld Answer: The minimum salary required, …

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Five al Qaeda-linked fighters killed in Yemen strike -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Five members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in a U.S. military strike last week in Yemen, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday. The strike was conducted in Yemen’s Marib Governorate on Oct. 21, the statement said. It did …

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Schoolchildren among 35 dead in Syria raids

Beirut, Oct 26, 2016 (AFP) -Air strikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province hit a school and the surrounding area on Wednesday, killing at least 35 civilians including many children, a monitor and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “warplanes — either Russia or Syrian — carried out …

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Murder seen as body of man found rotting in flat

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: The decomposing body of an Asian, believed to have died three months ago, was found in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh rousing suspicion of foul play. It has been reported that the caretaker (‘haris’) of the building went to the apartment of the victim who did not pay the …

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No to Egyptian money

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: Seven money exchange companies have refused to transfer Egyptian pounds and asked their clients to choose other currencies, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed these companies encouraged their clients to transfer other currencies, saying they will benefit from this by getting the highest value of …

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Filipina jailed, Citizen acquitted in affair

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: The Criminal Court acquitted a citizen of having an affair with a Filipina and then sentenced the woman to six months in jail with hard labor for engaging in consensual intercourse. Case files indicate a lieutenant from the Morals Department received information from the Maternity Hospital …

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