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Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Melania Trump receives Kuwait-America Foundation Humanitarian Award WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump lauded HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his influential role in the Middle East region. In statements to the audience at a special ceremony held at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington for honoring the US First Lady Melania Trump for […]

54 Egypt police killed in ambush

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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54 Egypt police killed in ambush

54 Egypt police killed in ambush

CAIRO: At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said yesterday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. The officials said the exchange of fire began […]

Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

KABUL: After finishing work on Friday Jan Ali took his two sons to their local Shiite mosque in Kabul to worship, along with dozens of other ordinary Afghans. Despite the growing threats of violence against Shiite sites in Afghanistan, the 47-year-old mason took his place among the 150-strong faithful at the Imam Zaman mosque where […]

In Kirkuk, Kurds’ joy turns to fear after the army takeover

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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In Kirkuk, Kurds’ joy turns to fear after the army takeover

In Kirkuk, Kurds’ joy turns to fear after the army takeover

Turkmen and Arab residents feel safer now   KIRKUK: Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbors. Ostensibly, it’s a normal day in the city of 1 million in northern Iraq. But nearby stand Iraqi […]

Munich knife attack – 4 people injured

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Munich knife attack  – 4 people injured

Munich knife attack – 4 people injured

MUNICH: A man injured four people with a knife in the German city of Munich yesterday and police detained a suspect matching descriptions by witnesses. Police had urged people in the Bavarian capital to stay home after a man on a black bicycle injured the four and attempted to stab two others. Five men and […]

Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Airlines urged to ban large, personal electronic devices   WASHINGTON: The US government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a UN agency that its tests […]

Philippine soldiers comb Marawi, hunt militants

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Philippine soldiers comb Marawi, hunt militants

Philippine soldiers comb Marawi, hunt militants

FBI tests confirm that man killed was ’emir’ of IS   MARAWI CITY: The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said yesterday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city. Only 20 insurgents […]

Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

At least 43 Afghan soldiers die; nine wounded KANDAHAR: Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers yesterday, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people dead and underscored spiraling insecurity. At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine wounded […]

Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

Pakistan border fence to keep out militants

ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier. Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500 km frontier despite Kabul’s protests that the barrier would divide families […]

Spain, Catalonia political crisis worsens

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Spain, Catalonia political crisis worsens

Spain, Catalonia political crisis worsens

PM threatens to trigger Article 155 MADRID: Spain said yesterday it will seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers after its leader warned he could declare independence, escalating the country’s worst political crisis in decades. The central government in Madrid had given separatist leader Carles Puigdemont until 10:00 am yesterday to say whether or […]

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

Fear of sectarian reprisals driving out Kurds – Iraq orders arrest of Kurdish Vice President Rasul ERBIL: About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk for fear of sectarian reprisals since Iraqi government forces took over the city after a Kurdish independence referendum condemned by Baghdad, regional Kurdish officials said yesterday. Baghdad’s forces swept into the multi-ethnic […]

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar largest city; one dead

YANGON: One person was killed yesterday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 am at the […]

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