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Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Posted by on 19/07/2018
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Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Qatar expects up to 1.5 million fans DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don’t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before going on […]

Kuwaiti, Saudi FMs sign deal to establish coordination council

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Kuwaiti, Saudi FMs sign deal to establish coordination council

Kuwaiti, Saudi FMs sign deal to establish coordination council

Body to be a launch pad for shared endeavors KUWAIT: The foreign ministers of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have signed a deal to establish a “coordination council” as a launch pad for shared endeavors between the two Gulf neighbors. The initiative, undertaken by Kuwait’s acting prime minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah […]

US offers India armed version of Guardian drone

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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US offers India armed version of Guardian drone

US offers India armed version of Guardian drone

FARNBOROUGH: The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters. If the deal comes to fruition, it would be the first time Washington has sold a large armed drone to a […]

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

‘Russia is trying to undermine democracy itself’ WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing to accept the Russian leader’s denial of election meddling — in a rebuke to US intelligence chiefs. At their meeting in Helsinki on Monday, Trump failed […]

Indian building collapse kills five, more feared trapped

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Indian building collapse kills five, more feared trapped

Indian building collapse kills five, more feared trapped

NEW DELHI: More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free those still feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-storey building outside Delhi. Five bodies have been pulled out of the wreckage since the building gave way late Tuesday, according to rescue officials. A […]

Police in Philippine town on the rack for anti-rape advice

Posted by on 18/07/2018
Filed under Asia, World

Police in Philippine town on the rack for anti-rape advice

Police in Philippine town on the rack for anti-rape advice

MANILA: Police in a Philippine town have told women to shun skimpy clothing to avoid rape, sparking outrage in a country that prides itself as an early Asian adopter of liberal Western cultural values. Women’s groups demanded that police take down Tuesday’s “victim-blaming” anti-rape advice. But it remained on a police social media site yesterday, […]

Militant group backs former cricket star’s party ahead of Pakistan polls

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Militant group backs former cricket star’s party ahead of Pakistan polls

Militant group backs former cricket star’s party ahead of Pakistan polls

Fake news spreading on Whatsapp being monitored ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star’s bid to lead the country. The Al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf […]

UK’s Labour Party hit by fresh anti-Semitism row

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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UK’s Labour Party hit by fresh anti-Semitism row

UK’s Labour Party hit by fresh anti-Semitism row

LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labour Party was embroiled in a fresh row yesterday over anti-Semitism within its ranks after its new code of conduct designed to address the issue was condemned by Jewish groups and MPs. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of allowing anti-Semitism to spread in the left-wing party. Labour MP John […]

Flags, flowers greet Ethiopian flight in Eritrea

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Flags, flowers greet Ethiopian flight in Eritrea

Flags, flowers greet Ethiopian flight in Eritrea

Families separated by war board Ethiopian Airlines jets after 20 years ASMARA: The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years landed safely in Asmara yesterday to be greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning rapprochement that has ended a generation of hostility in a matter of days. As Ethiopian […]

Saudi Arabia executes seven

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Saudi Arabia executes seven

Saudi Arabia executes seven

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultraconservative kingdom executes suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi citizens and three nationals of Chad were executed after being sentenced to death […]

Indian minor girl raped by 18 men in Chennai

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Indian minor girl raped by 18 men in Chennai

Indian minor girl raped by 18 men in Chennai

NEW DELHI: Eighteen men appeared in court in the Indian city of Chennai yesterday on charges of repeatedly raping an 11-year girl over a seven-month period. The men included security guards, lift operators and plumbers working at the apartment block where the girl lived, police said. The men in Chennai sedated the girl, who has […]

Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

BASRA: Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace. Since demonstrations began nine days ago, protesters have attacked government buildings, branches of political parties and powerful Shiite […]