Sweden, after IKEA tit-for-tat, hopes Israel ties will recover

Margot Wallstroem, Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs is pictured during an interview with AFP at her office on October 31, 2014 in StockholmSweden’s foreign minister said Friday she hoped ties with Israel would recover after Stockholm’s decision to recognise the state of Palestine led to an unusual exchange involving IKEA furniture. Margot Wallstroem was speaking exclusively to AFP one day after Sweden became the first EU member in western Europe to grant official recognition to the Palestinian state, prompting Israel to recall its ambassador to Stockholm.

Iraqi Peshmerga forces enter Kobani

Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have reportedly entered the northern Syrian border town of Kobani to join the fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants.

Egyptian gang admits killing Pakistani guard at Doha site

 KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested seven Egyptians and are looking for others for allegedly murdering a Pakistani, reports Al-Rai daily. The man’s corpse was found behind a school in Doha.
The…

‘The greatest thief in Kuwait’ tricks policemen, flees arrest

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: A Kuwaiti man, who was arrested and released is being sought after by the authorities, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily added, the man was arrested and taken to a police station and was known as ‘the biggest thief in Kuwait…

Customs officer finds drugs kept in crotch

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: An Iranian expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle ‘Tremadol’ narcotic pills into the country. According to security sources, a female customs officer affiliated to the Airport Patrollin…

Airline fined KD 3,000 for flight delay

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Ahmad Abu Al-Zaid ordered an airline company to pay a Kuwaiti citizen compensation of KD 3,000 for delaying his flight, which upset him because he lost one day of his leave. Attorney A…

US embassy posts advisory on threat to American schools

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (Agencies): A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including Western teachers employed at those schools.
The Embassy is not aw…

Foreign-fighter inflow 1,000 monthly

LONDON, Oct 31, (Agencies): The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an “unprecedented scale” despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspape…

200 Kuwaitis with ‘DAESH’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: About 200 Kuwaitis are fighting alongside the DAESH organization in Syria and Iraq, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable sources.
The same sources said most of these Kuwaitis are young men who were tricked by the soc…

Protection of domestic workers bill presented to Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: MP Khalil Al- Saleh has revealed that a bill has been presented to the Parliament regarding the protection of domestic workers in compliance with the international laws and the prevailing traditions of the Kuwaiti society. Earli…