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.

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…

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…