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Municipality employee arrested for taking bribes

KUWAIT: A 43-year-old citizen working for Kuwait Municipality was recently arrested for taking bribes. Security sources said the case came to light when an Egyptian representative of a restaurant company…

Mentally disturbed kidnapped and raped

KUWAIT: A citizen was arrested for forcing a mentally-disturbed citizen to join him in abducting a Filipino from Salmiya. He took him to an isolated area in Abdullah Mubarak where…

Man arrested for police impersonation, theft

KUWAIT: A Syrian man was arrested in Salmiya for multiple robberies and impersonating as a police detective, said security sources. Case papers indicate that several expats reported being robbed by…

Trump to meet ‘fantastic guy’ Sisi

Washington ‘reboots’ Egypt ties after years of tension CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi meets his counterpart and admirer Donald Trump in Washington tomorrow for a “reboot” of relations following…

Boko Haram kidnaps 22

KANO: Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said. In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided…

Brothers recount Indian mob attacks

GREATER NOIDA: The Amalawa brothers were wandering through a mall in a New Delhi suburb when the phone rang with warnings from a friend: Hurry home, mobs of Indians are…

Tehran rejects US terror allegation, blames Saudi

DUBAI: Iran rejected an allegation by US Defense Secretary James Mattis that it was “the primary exporter of terrorism” and said yesterday that the main source was US ally Saudi…

Tunisians irked over civil liberties

Activists fume over ‘oppressive and backward’ laws TUNIS: Tunisian activists say they are frustrated by the slow progress on reforms to improve civil liberties six years after an uprising calling…

Angry protesters storm Paraguay congress over controversial bill

Right-wing president seeks another term in office ASUNCION: Furious protesters stormed Paraguay’s legislature, ransacked lawmakers’ offices and set fires after senators approved a law allowing the country’s president to be…

Muslims in Xinjiang face restrictions on Islamic dress

Terror threats transform Uighur heartland into a security state KASHGAR: Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China’s ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers…

India highways run dry after court liquor ban

NEW DELHI: Thousands of liquor outlets along India’s national and state highways closed after a Supreme Court order kicked in yesterday in an attempt to reduce drunken driving on the…

Three killed; Bangladesh troops raid militant den

DHAKA: Three people including a woman were killed when Bangladesh security forces stormed an Islamist militant hideout yesterday, police said, as the Muslim-majority nation fights to contain a wave of…