Arab Times

‘Kuwait tops list of Mideast nations in genetic diseases’ – ‘Intra-family marriages prime cause’

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Head of Human Genetic Unit in the Department of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in Kuwait University Dr Rabiah Al-Tamimi said Kuwait tops the list of countries with high rate of genetic diseases in the Middle East, adding that an average of over 65 out …

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MPs wrestle with state budget cuts – Legislators press for 20% reduction

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Parliamentary Budget and Final Accounts Committee discussed Monday the estimated budgets of ministries and other government departments for fiscal 2016/2017, in the presence of Finance Minister and acting Oil Minister Anas Saleh. Committee Chairman MP Adnan AbdulSamad said they looked into the ability of Finance …

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US kills Taleban leader – Potential successor likely hostile to negotiation

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 22, (Agencies): Taleban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told AFP Sunday, adding that an insurgent assembly was underway to decide on his successor. Saturday’s bombing raid, the first known US assault on a top Afghan Taleban …

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IS lasting grip new hurdle for Europe, US

PARIS, May 22, (AP): The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State extremists during her quest for religion, then encouraged to quit school and go to Syria, and finally to plot a suicide attack against a …

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Trump fuels Americans’ dream to relocate

NEW YORK, May 22, (Agencies): Donald Trump’s inflammatory presidential campaign and the prospect of the brash-talking tycoon actually becoming commander-in-chief has left progressive Americans obsessing about one thing: moving to Canada. Stars from Cher to Lena Dunham have declared their intention to head north if the former reality star, famous …

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Large ‘quantity’ of drugs found with bedoun working for inmate

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Directorate General of Drug Control (DCGD) managed to arrest a “bedoun” (an illegal resident) in possession of 70 kg of hashish (hash), a kilo of crystal methamphetamine (shabo) and half kilo of heroin. Acting Director General of DCGD Col Waleed Al-Dureie’ mentioned that the department received …

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Kuwaiti teenager fools elderly for gifts, cash

KUWAIT CITY, May 22:Police have arrested a 17-year-old Kuwaiti for swindling elderly men by impersonating a woman and speaking in a female voice, reports Al-Shahed daily. A security source said the suspect fooled the victims while chatting on the Internet website, lured old men with promises of love and took …

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Egyptian woman harassed by a Kuwaiti

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: An Egyptian woman filed a complaint against a 30-year-old Kuwaiti man at Hawally Police Station for allegedly harassing her in a bid to have an illicit relationship with her. The woman told police that she closed her telephone and did not respond to the messages of …

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Captive for months

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: A Kuwaiti woman in her 40s has filed a complaint with the Hawalli police accusing her pilot husband of ‘holding her captive’ for two months and beating her throughout her detention, reports Al-Anba daily. She also complained to the police, the man has taken her gold …

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