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Breather for over 24,000 illegal Indian workers in Kuwait

By Sheikh Manzoor

Kuwait City : In a rare gesture, the Kuwait government has stated it would not imprison or penalise over 24,000 illegal Indian workers if they report to the Interior Ministry for deportation or transfer of job visas.

Twitter won't help to build Muslim registry in US

New York : Of the nine major tech giants, including Facebook, Apple and Google, only Twitter has declined to help if US President-elect Donald Trump seeks to create a national Muslim registry, a media report said.

US-based news website the Intercept said it contacted nine of the most prominent firms to ask if they would sell their services to help create a national Muslim registry -- an idea recently refloated by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team -- and only Twitter said no.

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Morrison Menon case studies in Dubai Women College curriculum

Doha : UAE-based chartered accountants Morison Menon on Sunday said that two of studies have been included in the business curriculum of Dubai Women College-Higher College of Technology (HCT).

"We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Morrison Menon in the business curriculum of HCT-Dubai Women College in the form of two case studies," Morrison Menon said in a release here.

The studies in question were written by Nikola Perovic and Kavita Shah, addressing various subjects relevant to the firm's core business in the UAE, it said.

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Mosques in US receive threatening letters against Muslims

New York : At least three mosques in California have received letters threatening Muslims and praising President-elect Donald Trump, media reports said.

The hate-filled letters were discovered at the Islamic centres of Long Beach and Claremont as well as a mosque in San Jose.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a copy of the handwritten and photocopied letters, received over the course of the week, CBS News reported.

Calling the Muslims "vile and filthy people", the letter said that their "day of reckoning has arrived".

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Signature campaign against UCC in Kuwait by Tamil Islamic associations

By TCN News

A signature campaign has been started by the Kuwait Tamil Islamic Committee (K-Tic) with Federation of All Kuwait Tamil Islamic Associations with thousands of Indian Muslims, including non-Muslims in Kuwait.

First Hindu Congresswoman, a Democrat, meets Trump

By Arul Louis

New York : The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, crossed her Democratic party line to meet Republican-elect Donald Trump on Monday to discuss Syria, terrorism and national security matters and warn of the risk of a nuclear confrontation with Russia amid speculation that he may be checking out the war veteran for a position in his administration.

Saudi police hold Indian 'for insult to Kaaba'

Riyadh : Saudi police arrested an Indian immigrant who allegedly disrespected Islams holy Kaaba site on Facebook, covering it with an image of Buddha, a local report said Monday.

"The region's investigative department were able to capture and arrest a suspect, in his forties and who works in agriculture, who insulted our holy site," said a Riyadh police spokesman cited by the Al-Arabiya TV network.

"He superimposed a picture of the Buddha on the Kaaba and posted on social media," Al-Arabiya quoted the spokesman as adding.

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Michael Flynn maligned Muslims, shared fake news on Twitter

Washington : Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been asked to serve as Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, on his Twitter accountmaligned the Muslim faith, shared fake news and interacted with far right and anti-Semitic figures.

A CNN review of Flynn's Twitter account found that the retired lieutenant general, who once served as head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, tweeted routinely with members of the so-called alt-right movement -- a far right ideological group whose members primarily use social media as platform to spread their message.

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80% Americans believe media was biased in 2016 elections: Poll

Washington : Amid endless disputes about media bias in the 2016 US presidential election, 80 per cent Americans believe the media was biased towards one of the candidates, according to a recent poll.

An overwhelming majority (80 per cent) of Americans believe the media were biased towards one or the other of the candidates in the coverage of the presidential election, a poll by Sputnik news agency said.

At the same time, nearly 59 per cent of respondents said neither local nor national media were objective.

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'Tolerance a cultural, religious value in UAE'

Abu Dhabi : Tolerance is a highly respected religious and cultural value in the UAE, and the people have acquired this quality from their forefathers and have been practising it as part of their faith, a Minister has said.

Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said this in his speech on the eve of the International Day for Tolerance, which is observed on November 16.

Al-Zeyoudi said tolerance is expected to be shown by the strong individuals and nations as they are better able to implement this value than the weak.

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