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‘Moderate Muslim scholars must counter terror thought’ – ‘Fanatics portray wrong image’

Islam does not justify acts of violence against innocent people. However, as in any other religion, it so happens that Islamic teachings of peace and tolerance get twisted, manipulated and exploited by those who seek to achieve their personal interests. Basic Islamic teachings do not forgive, justify or overlook any …

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Transfer from Government Project Visa to Private Sector

Hi … is it possible now to transfer government project visas to the private sector? Name withheld Answer: We have answered a number of similar questions and in a lot of detail of the last few months. One of these answers is reprinted below for your information and that of …

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Saudi oil minister axed in government overhaul – Naimi replaced by Al-Falih

RIYADH, May 7, (AFP): Saudi King Salman replaced his long-serving oil minister on Saturday as part of a major government overhaul which comes as the kingdom grapples with a slump in energy revenues. The revamp follows last month’s announcement of an ambitious plan to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy to reduce …

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Yemeni parties hold joint session – US step up anti-Qaeda strikes

KUWAIT CITY, May 7, (Agencies): Yemeni parties’ representatives have concluded a joint session of peace negotiations in Kuwait, focusing on key issues on the agenda of UN-sponsored talks. The delegations, which represent the Yemeni government, the General People’s Congress and Ansarullah movement, looked into a host of political, security and …

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Rights group slams woman’s brutal murder – Tribal councils in spotlight

MAKOL, Pakistan, May 7, (Agencies): Shock across Pakistan at the murder of a 16-year-old girl accused of helping a young couple run away and elope has turned to anger over the role played by a “jirga”, or tribal council, which police say ordered the punishment. Jirgas are often convened, particularly …

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50 mass graves uncovered in ex-IS territory – Iraq’s political crisis helps extremists

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 7, (Agencies): More than 50 mass graves have been discovered in territory formerly controlled by Islamic State group fighters in Iraq, including three burial pits in a football field, the UN envoy said Friday. Jan Kubis told the Security Council that evidence of the “heinous …

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108 citations issued, 28 cars seized in Ahmadi security sweep

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: In compliance with the directive of Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Ibrahem Al-Tarrah, a team of Ahmadi securitymen launched an intensive security campaign that resulted in the impounding of 28 cars and issuance of 108 citations for various traffic …

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13 held in brothel, gambling den raid

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: Hawally securitymen raided a flat in Salmiya after receiving information that it is being used as a brothel and gambling den, resulting in the arrest of 10 male and three female Sri Lankans. According to a security source, the Hawally Security Command received a telephone call …

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Interpol traces Kuwaiti who fled to Iran after duping people of KD 12m

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: Efforts exerted by Kuwaiti Interpol led by its director Colonel Ahmed Al-Hilal, with the cooperation of its Iranian counterpart, has succeeded in tracing the location of a Kuwaiti electrical engineer (female) who has fled to Iran after swindling nearly KD 12 million from a number of …

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