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Arab Times

Pakistani minorities live in fear after mob killings – Blasphemy allegations unproven

KOT RADHA KISHAN, Pakistan, Dec 23, (AFP): Four-year-old Aliya’s life collapsed last year when her illiterate Christian parents were falsely accused of tossing out pages of the Holy Quran in their rubbish, and then lynched and burnt on a brick kiln by an angry mob. The mob killing of Shama …

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Police arrest man in Islamist terror probe

LONDON, Dec 23, (AFP): Police in Britain said Wednesday they had arrested a 31-year-old man in London in connection with suspected “extremist Islamist terrorism”. “The man was detained by offi cers at a business address in south London” on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said. “The arrest is being linked to …

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Somalia bans Xmas festivities – Celebrations may provoke attacks

MOGADISHU, Dec 23, (AFP): Somalia’s government has banned celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the Muslim majority country, saying the festivities might attract Islamist attacks. “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community,” the …

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3,338 arrested as commandos, copters used in big Jleeb raid – Early morning crackdown targets all kinds of law-breakers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Some 1,700 security operatives, 150 patrol teams and helicopters stormed Al-Jleeb Shuyoukh in a commando style for a campaign leading to arrest of 3,338 residency law violators and people wanted for various offenses. The operation was in line with directives from the Deputy Prime Minister and …

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Indian trio held with 206 liquor bottles

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Ahmadi securitymen arrested three Indians for trading in alcohol with 206 bottles of local liquor in their possession. While patrolling the area in compliance with the instructions of Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safah, the officers noticed a vehicle transporting three Indians who acted suspiciously. The …

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Court fines doctor

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: The Civil Cases Section chaired by Judge Fahd Al-Brazi a Kuwaiti doctor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) to pay two of his colleagues KD 2,000 for making scathing accusations against them by SMS sent to the social networking application WhatsApp. Attorney …

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Greed takes over as Filipino robs compatriot woman

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Detectives from Salmiya Investigation Unit arrested a Filipino driver who took KD 500 from his female compatriot by force, while dropping her off to her accommodation after she was returning from work in a salon for ladies located in the same area. The suspect is said …

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Ex-MP Nafisi acquitted in ‘sedition’ charges – ‘Royal’ sued for abusing ruling family

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: The Cassation Court ruled in favor of former MP and academician Dr Abdullah Al-Nafi si and freed him, reports Al- Qabas daily. Earlier the Court of Appeals had overturned the verdicts of two lower courts and fined Al-Nafi si KD 10,000 for undermining national unity during …

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Several lawmakers have criticized the government’s plan to lift subsidies on several key commodities and services as part of its austerity measures, while stressing the need to find alternative sources of income rather than implementing this plan which will negatively affect the living conditions of citizens. …

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Cloudy weather with chances of rain – Lowest temp forecast at 8-11 degrees

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (KUNA): Kuwait now and in the coming 48 hours is witnessing clouds, expected to be accompanied by rain, due to the prevailing Sudanese low pressure, said Sami Al- Othman, the acting director of the meteorology station. Al-Othman told KUNA that the clouds and rain chances are …

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