Thursday , January 18 2018

Arab Times

‘IS fighters’ attack Afghan police checkpoints – US, allies review pullback options

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Sept 27, (Agencies): Self-proclaimed fighters from the Islamic State group have for the first time launched coordinated attacks on police checkpoints in an eastern Afghan province, officials said Sunday. The raids on eight to 10 police posts began early Sunday, Haji Ghalib, governor of Achin district in Nangarhar …

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Iraqi asylum seekers hesitant to travel to EU – ‘I can’t swim’

AMMAN, Sept 27, (AFP): Hanna Yussef dreams of following thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians to refuge in Europe, abandoning a precarious existence in Jordan, where he has lived since fleeing Islamist violence at home. But he’s staying put for now because he can’t afford the money needed for the perilous …

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India clamps down on Modi critics, activists – Government denies efforts to silence dissent

NEW DELHI, Sept 27, (AP): It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician – a man who would go on to become India’s prime minister – of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it. Bhatt …

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Philippine’s militant group Abu Sayyaf: who are they? – Hostage boat found abandoned in Jolo

MANILA, Sept 27, (AFP): A boat suspected of being used in the kidnapping of three Westerners and a Filipina has been found abandoned on the Philippines’ remote Jolo island, the stronghold of the militant Abu Sayyaf group. The police find has led to speculation the group was involved in Monday’s …

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Two bachelors found dead in Sabahiya home – Disabled woman, caretaker die in fire

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: Two Asians were found dead inside the accommodation for bachelor laborers in Sabahiya. A team of securitymen, headed by Colonel Mishal Al-Khamis, rushed to the location after receiving information on the incident. Initial investigations revealed the two Asians were found dead in their room without any …

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Indian hangs to death

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: An Indian expatriate hanged himself with a rope tied to the ceiling of his room in Mahboula area, says Al-Seyassah. A security source said the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received information about the incident and deployed rescue men from Ahmadi security directorate to the …

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‘Ranking low, no investments’ – Govt lacks initiative

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: Kuwait’s low rank among countries regarded as the best destinations for foreigners may not be important for many people, considering it has become an unattractive country because of the decisions taken by those in power, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Despite the fact that loud voices continue to …

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Kuwait looks forward to vibrant tourism industry

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27, (KUNA): Kuwait aspires to have tourism become a vibrant aspect of economic growth and an integral component in the country’s drive to diversify its sources of national income, said an official on Saturday. To achieve such an end, Kuwait has charted out a national strategy to …

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Govt ill-prepared to counter slump in oil prices, says MP – Lawmakers slam Dashti comments on rights issue

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: The government has yet to present a clear plan on addressing the repercussions of continuous oil price decline in the international market and to diversify sources of national income, says MPAhmad Al-Qudaibi. In a press statement, Al-Qudaibi pointed out no concrete step has been taken since …

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‘No political changes in current security situation’ – ‘System new, needs assessment’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: Talks on changing the electoral system resumed last week when MPs Rakan Al- Nisf and Ahmad Al- Qudhaibi submitted a proposal to modify the current system and apply the closed electoral lists with relative representation for each list. Political analysts consider the government’s silence over the …

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