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Christians in Kuwait pray for peace on Christmas Eve – Thousands throng churches for Mass

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Braving the cold winter weather, people prayed for peace in the heart of this conservative Muslim State — a haven for religious tolerance as thousands of Christians Saturday attended the annual Christmas Eve Mass to commemorate the birth of Infant Jesus — a festive season spreading …

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Amir sends Christmas, New Year’s greetings to Italy

ROME, Dec 21, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Sabah has conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah to Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The embassy in Rome said in a statement on Wednesday that the ambassador had taken part …

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Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Jakarta, Dec 21, 2016 (AFP) -Indonesian police have foiled plans for a Christmas suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said. A firefight erupted at a house in South Tangerang 25 kilometres (15 miles) outside the capital Jakarta, with police saying the …

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Tallest Christmas tree erected in Baghdad

A Muslim businessman has erected the tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad as a show of solidarity with Christians during the holiday season. Yassir Saad told The Associated Press on Thursday that the initiative aims at “joining our Christian brothers in their holiday celebrations and helping Iraqis forget their anguish, especially …

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Get in holiday mood with new, all classics – Brooks, Kelly and more

Just after you throw away your Halloween costume and start marinating your signature dishes for Thanksgiving, you’ll usually do one more thing: pull out that dusty Christmas CD or cue up a playlist on Spotify. Instead of new holiday music, we tend to go to the classics — from “White …

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Ferrell – Wahlberg’s ‘Home’ takes $1.2m in Christmas Eve – Film a silly romp rife with stereotypes

LOS ANGELES, Dec 26, (Agencies): Paramount’s comedy “Daddy’s Home” has launched solidly with $1.2 million at 1,920 US locations in Christmas Eve previews. The movie, which reunites Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg five years after their partnership on “The Other Guys,” is on pace to pull in from $20 million to …

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Muslim rebel attacks kill at least 14 people

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 26, (AP): A Philippine military spokeswoman says Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels against Christian communities in the country’s volatile south have left at least 14 people dead. Regional military spokeswoman Capt. Joan Petinglay says the dead included nine Christian villagers gunned down by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter …

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Attacks cast pall over Christmas – Threats around the world

PARIS, Dec 25, (Agencies): It was a subdued Christmas Eve in Paris on Thursday, with tourist numbers down, security bolstered at shops and churches, and locals still on edge after last month’s jihadist attacks. Heavily armed soldiers patrolled outside the iconic Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores in the city …

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MoI reiterates respect of all faiths within law framework – Interior Minister visits churches to check security

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al- Sabah on Friday reiterated the State’s respect of all religions, and keenness on providing a climate of religious tolerance and freedom within the framework of law and public morals. “Kuwait is the country …

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