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Arab Times

21 killed in suicide bomb blast – Pakistan hangs 4 men sentenced by military courts

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 29, (AFP): At least 21 people were killed and dozens wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbike crashed into the main gate of a government office in the northwest Pakistan town of Mardan, officials said. The blast highlights the Pakistani Taliban’s continued ability to carry …

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Emirati charged with planning UAE attacks – Suspect identified as husband of executed woman

DUBAI, Dec 29, (RTRS): The husband of an Emirati woman who was executed for killing a US teacher in Abu Dhabi last year has been charged with plotting bombings and other attacks on targets including a US base and a UAE leader, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. The English-language …

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10 IS leaders killed in airstrikes – French linked to Paris attacks mastermind among dead

WASHINGTON, Dec 29, (Agencies): An Islamic State leader with “direct” ties to the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks was among 10 senior figures in the group killed in Syria and Iraq this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Baghdad-based US military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that French national …

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Over 500 arrested in Ardhiya raid

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: More than 500 securitymen, including 100 police officers from the Interior Ministry, carried out an intensive security crackdown in Ardiya Industrial Area on Tuesday; resulting in the arrest of 545 people involved in various crimes. The crackdown is in compliance with the directive of Interior Minister …

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Bangladeshi gets death, compatriot life in prison for drug peddling

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: The Criminal Court sentenced a Bangladeshi to death by execution and his compatriot to life imprisonment for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Case files indicate the arrest happened after one of the accused beat the red light in Ahmadi. The officers, who stopped the suspects …

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‘Royal’ released on bail

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: The detention renewal judge ordered the release of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah on KD 2,000 bail bond after spending 10 days in the cells of the Public Prosecution over alleged malicious statements he made against His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. It is worthy …

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Weapons found in Wafra farms

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Officers from the Weapons Collection Unit in the Interior Ministry on Tuesday raided several livestock pens in Wafra where they confiscated a large number of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. The raids were carried out under the supervision of Deputy Director General for Search and Surveillance in …

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Two Arabs, Asian perish in various mishaps

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: An Arab laborer died when a concrete barrier fell on him while he was working in an under construction building in Funaitees, reports Al-Rai daily. Firefighters from Mubarak Al-Kabeer Fire Station and securitymen rushed to the location after the Operations Unit in the Interior Ministry received …

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Saudi executes Filipino convict

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 29, (Agencies): A Filipino murder convict was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after failing to meet the demand of the Sudanese victim’s family for payment of $1 million to save him from the death penalty, officials said. Joselito Lidasan Zapanta’s execution was carried out after …

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Kuwaiti troops for Saudi Arabia to fight Yemen rebels – report

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29, (Agencies): Kuwait has decided to send troops to its neighbour Saudi Arabia to resist cross-border attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement, the Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas reported on Tuesday citing an informed source. Though a nominal member of a Saudi-led coalition that has bombed the Iran-allied Houthis …

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