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Arab Times

Driving without license 24 arrested; Drug peddler nabbed, KD 15,000 seized

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Some 24 motorists were arrested for driving without license and 31 vehicles impounded in a recent crackdown of the surrounding areas of schools in the governorate by officers from Hawalli Security Directorate based on instructions from the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs in Ministry of Interior …

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Appeals acquits Kuwaiti in drug trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Najib Al-Mulla revoked the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen, who was accused of possessing, consuming and selling drugs, to four-year imprisonment. The court instead acquitted him. The defense counsel Attorney …

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Indian held local brew seized; Kuwaiti citizen & four Arabs arrested for selling imported liquor

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: An Indian expatriate was arrested in possession of 5 bottles of locally manufactured liquor in Bneid Al-Gar area, reports Al- Seyassah daily. The suspect was arrested after he was chased. He was referred with the liquor bottles to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against …

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New Delhi protests to Saudi after maid’s arm chopped off

NEW DELHI, Oct 9, (RTRS): India’s foreign ministry called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to ensure swift justice after a Saudi employer was accused of chopping off the arm of an Indian housemaid working in Riyadh. The family of Kasthuri Munirathinam, 58, said she told them her employer hacked off …

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Expats spooked after 2 foreigners killed; Lost confidence in security could damage economy

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 9, (AP): The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded. The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh — an Italian and a Japanese — have spooked tourists and expatriates …

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Australian mosque leader tells violent Muslims to leave country

The leader of the Sydney mosque attended by a 15-year-old who killed a police worker has called for an end to violent extremism, saying Friday that Muslims who reject Australian values should leave the country. Radicalised Farhad Jabar, who shot dead the 58-year-old last week while reportedly shouting religious slogans …

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IS seizes villages near Aleppo

BEIRUT, Oct 9, (AP): Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists. The surprise advance that brought …

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‘Quartet’ wins Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Tribute to the martyrs’

OSLO, Oct 9, (AFP): Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was shaken by a wave of jihadist attacks. The Nobel panel said the award to …

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Kuwait urges int’l community to support efforts by UNRWA

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (KUNA): Kuwait on Thursday urged the international community to assume the responsibility of supporting efforts by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In remarks at a meeting for the UN General Assembly committee for announcing donations to the …

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Some MPs express displeasure over Jeeran’s plan to grill Essa

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: Some lawmakers expressed their displeasure regarding MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran’s announcement to submit a grilling request against the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa, as they believe Salafi Islamic Alliance (SIA), to which Al-Jeeran belongs, triggered such a step with the aim of causing …

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