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                                                                       THE FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY IN FREE KUWAIT
                                                                                         Established in 1977
NO. 14489                                                                                      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011 / DHU AL-QA’DAH 24, 1432 AH                                                                                        48 PAGES        150 FILS

Interior said to slap hold on visa ban lift for 6
                                                          Sunday meeting key
                                                                                                                          Full US troops pullout                                                                US indicts ‘plotters’
                                                                By Yawar Maqsood Khalil
                                                               News Editor, the Arab Times                                from Iraq by end-2011                                           Iran to bunker sensitive N-work
                                             KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The Ministry of Interior has ‘suspended’
                                             and not re-imposed a ban on the issuance of visit visas for citizens         WASHINGTON, Oct 21, (AP): President Barack                      VIENNA, Oct 21, (Agencies):            nium hexafluoride gas (UF6) —
                                             of six countries — Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria and              Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war,                Iran plans to soon start moving        material which is fed into
                                             Yemen, an Interior Ministry source told the Arab Times, Friday.              one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in US            nuclear material to an under-          machines used to refine uranium
                                                The sources, however, added that a final decision on the issue is         history, announcing that all American troops would              ground site for the pursuit of sen-    — would be transferred to the
                                             expected on Sunday after a meeting of the General Immigration                be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.                    sitive atomic activities, diplomat-    Fordow site near the holy city of
                                             and Interior Ministry officials.                                               Obama’s statement put an end to months of                     ic sources say, a move likely to       Qom in preparation for launching
                                                The source added that it is very likely that instead of the ban           wrangling over whether the US would maintain a                  add to Western fears about             enrichment work there.
                                             being re-imposed more facilities could be offered not only to these          force in Iraq beyond 2011. He never mentioned the               Tehran’s intentions.                     Enriched uranium can be used
                                             six nationalities but others also.                                                          Continued on Page 8                                 They said a first batch of ura-            Continued on Page 8
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Libyan-Americans Jamila Gweri, of
Bridgeview, III, (left), and Amal Rabey,
of Naperville, III, hug during a gathering
                                             US ‘U’ rethink on ‘planting flag’ in foreign minds
to mark the death of Muammar                                                                                                                  — Details Page 2 —
Gaddafi, Oct 20, in Bridgeview, III. (AP)

        Opinion                              SYRIANS KILL 19                                                                                                                                                                    UN concern on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rights in Kuwait
   From Libya
   Syria learns
                                             Council tells                                                                                                                                                                               By Valiya S. Sajjad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arab Times Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rights record of Kuwait faced the

                                             Saleh to quit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                scrutiny of the United Nations Human
       By Ahmed Al-Jarallah                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rights Committee in a meeting held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday and Friday at Geneva.
   Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times                                                                                                                                                                                                 A delegation from Kuwait fielded
   THE popular adage, ‘Beat a tied                                                                                                                                                                                              questions on promotion and protection
   person, a free person will be                                                                                                                                                                                                of human rights in Kuwait from a com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mittee comprising 18 international
   scared,’ is applicable to the
   Syrian government. The scenario
                                                      Kuwait commends Libya                                                                                                                                                     independent experts.
   that ended the reign of Muammar                                                                                                                                                                                                 Some of the key issues raised during
   Gaddafi and his subordinates                                                                                                                                                                                                 the scrutiny included discrimination of
                                             UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21, (Agencies): The UN                                                                                                                                         stateless people, Bedouns, torture and
   shook the people in Damascus
   and they quickly accepted the             Security Council on Friday passed a resolution                                                                                                                                     maltreatment of prisoners, rights of
   visit of a Qatar-led Arab team.           calling on Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh                                                                                                                                    migrant workers, arbitrary detentions
   The acceptance came after reser-          to immediately sign a deal under which he would                                                                                                                                    and conditions of detention and free-
   vations and procrastination                                                                                                                                                                                                  dom of opinion and expression among
   which lasted until they heard the
                                             quit.                                                                                                                                                                              others. The committee based its inquiry
   news from Sirte in Libya. It has            The resolution, unanimously agreed by the 15 members,                                                                                                                            on many reports, including one by
   dawned on the Baath government            “strongly condemns” deadly government attacks on demonstra-                                                                                                                        Alkarama, a registered Swiss founda-
   that the outcry of the oppressed          tors and backs a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace plan                                                                                                                         tion headquartered in Geneva, estab-
   determines the end of the tyrants,        under which Saleh would end his 33 years in power.                                                                                                                                 lished in 2004 by volunteer human
   not living room statements and                                                                                                                                                                                               rights lawyers and defenders. It works
   scary weapons.                                                                                                                                                                                                               on human rights violations in the Arab
      All those who oppress and                              Greeks get the money                                                                                                                                               world with offices and representatives
   stand against the desires of their                                                                                                                                                                                           in Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, and Yemen.
                                                                       — Page 36 —                                                                                                                                                 According to the conclusion of
   citizens should learn from the
   Libyan incident. The man who                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alkarama’s report, the situation in
                                                Several hundred people have been killed since protests against                                                                                                                  Kuwait is less worrying than that of
   acted like a tin god ended up in a                                                                                                                                                                                           most of its neighbours, however, ‘the
   drainage pipe, only because he            Saleh erupted in January.
                                                The Security Council’s strongest pronouncement yet on the Yemen                                                                                                                 gradual attrition of fundamental liber-
   stood firm against the roaring of                                                                                                                                                                                            ties like freedom of expression, assem-
   citizens. He ruled the country for        crisis called on Saleh to keep a promise to immediately sign the GCC
                                             plan and for a peaceful power transition “without further delay”.                                                                                                                  bly and association in recent years
   over four decades with an iron                                                                                                                                                                                               remains a concern and many observers
   fist and turned all state institu-           Saleh has said he agrees to the plan by the six Gulf states but has
                                             refused to sign it or implement any of its provisions.                                                                                                                             and members of civil society have
   tions into personal estates. He                                                                                                                                                                                              expressed fears that this situation will
   was so unrealistic that he pro-              Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman, who was
                                             outside the Security Council for the vote, called for greater inter-                                                                                                               worsen in the current context of calls
   claimed himself the ‘King of                                                                                                                                                                                                 for democracy in the Arab world.
   African Kings’ and the ‘Dean of           national pressure on Saleh, saying the resolution should have been
                                             tougher.                                                                                                                                                                              “The marginalisation and discrimi-
   Rulers.’ He forgot that whoever                                                                                                                                                                                              nation of the Bedouns and immigrant
   walks arrogantly on earth will               “This is not sufficient. They have to discuss the ousting of Saleh
                                             and how he has to be handed over to the International Criminal                                                                                                                     workers are the priority issues to be
   end up in a miserable state.                                                                                                                                                                                                 addressed. Their claims are legitimate
   God’s mill grinds slowly but              Court,” Karman said.                                                                                                                                                               and the country’s authorities unfortu-
   surely, so the Syrian despot after           “We feel that the resolution did not address the issue of account-                                                                                                              nately too often respond to them with
   watching the scenario that ended          ability and amnesty,” she added, again rejecting any suggestion of       A Yemeni anti-government protester shows her hands painted in the colours of the new Libyan               violence.
   Gaddafi’s life should recall how          an amnesty for Saleh.                                                    flag as a huge crowd gathered in Sanaa on Oct 21. Tens of thousands of demonstrators took                    “The question of judicial independ-
   the former Libyan King Idris Al-             “We reject any killing. We just want a fair trial for him. The rev-   to the streets of the Yemeni capital to demand the resignation of veteran President Ali Abdullah          ence also remains a priority question
   Sanousi was overthrown. Some              olution people will take Saleh in a peaceful manner. Saleh and his                     Saleh, galvanised by the death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP)                            and one which is decisive to improving
   protesters who surrounded Al-             children will receive a fair trial,” Karman told reporters.                                                                                                                        the human rights situation in the coun-
   Sanousi’s palace at that time                The Security Council went from the vote to consultations on                                                                                                                     try. Reactions, including among the
   referred to his government as
   ‘devilish,’ so he prayed to God
                                             events in Libya, including the killing of ousted strongman
                                             Muammar Gaddafi.                                                         Cancer warning over hormone levels                                                                        political class, to deaths under torture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                demonstrate unanimous opposition to
   that Libyans be granted a devil              Diplomats said the death of Gaddafi and uprisings in other Arab                                                                                                                 the most serious breaches. The govern-
                                             nations could put more pressure on the Yemeni leader. But there          LONDON, Oct 21, (KUNA): Raised levels of            10 percent compared with having no elevated           ment must take radical measures to
         Continued on Page 8                                                                                          several hormones can triple the risk of breast      hormones. But the risk for women with five or
                                             was no threat of sanctions in the resolution drawn up by Britain.                                                                                                                  avoid such violations occurring again,
    Email:                 Russia and China this month vetoed a proposed resolution which        cancer in post-menopausal women, a study has        six hormones at raised levels was doubled, while      particularly by setting up transparent,
             Follow me on:                   spoke of possible measures against Syria’s President Bashar al-          shown.                                              having seven or eight tripled the odds of getting     impartial and rapid inquiries and bring-
                                             Assad and have strongly condemned the NATO air strikes in Libya.           Scientists looked at the combined effect of       cancer.                                               ing those responsible to justice.
                                                But the Yemen resolution orders a report on events in the coun-       multiple sex and growth hormones on a                  The US researchers compared levels of eight           “The need is also emerging for an
                                             try within 30 days, and Britain’s UN ambassador Mark Lyall Grant         woman’s cancer chances.                             hormones in blood samples collected from 33,000       independent National Human Rights               said the council could come back to the Yemen crisis.                      They found that one hormone at higher than        nurses aged 43 to 69, the media here said Friday.     Institution which adheres to the Paris
                                                                    Continued on Page 8                               normal levels increased the breast cancer risk by                Continued on Page 8                               Continued on Page 8

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