US sending 300 more US troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.

Syrian caught with $33,600 on airport

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: An unidentified Syrian who was caught at the Kuwait International Airport with $33,600 has been arrested and handed over to the concerned authorities, reports Al- Shahed daily.
The daily added, the money was hidden in the…

‘These notes are fake … give me old bills’

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Surprisingly several expatriates who allegedly live in the world of their own knew nothing about the new Kuwaiti banknotes which are in circulation and reportedly refused to accept the money, reports Al-Shahed daily.
The Op…

Jihadists rebrand as cross-border state

BAGHDAD, June 30, (Agencies): Ruthless jihadists spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an “Islamic caliphate” and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority. …

Pak begins ground offensive against militants

BANNU, Pakistan, June 30, (AFP): Pakistan’s military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taleban militants, after nearly half a million civilians fled the fighting. …

Cyber crime ring has Kuwait roots

BOSTON, June 30, (RTRS): Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.
The operation, which be…