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Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

ATLANTA: Donald Trump opened his mouth and now finds the door closed to him at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists. His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox News moderators from Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, has led to a scolding by the party and condemnation by organizers of the RedState Gathering. The billionaire […]

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

BAMAKO: Malian security forces yesterday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west African […]

Kuwaiti pavilion visitors may reach 1 million: General Consul

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Kuwaiti pavilion visitors may reach 1 million: General Consul

Kuwaiti pavilion visitors may reach 1 million: General Consul

MILAN: Kuwait’s General Consul in Milan Abdulnasser Boukhaddour has expressed satisfaction for the high turnout of visitors to the Kuwaiti pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 exhibition saying the figure may swell to one million in weeks. In a statement to KUNA, the General Consulate quoted him as expressing deep pleasure after number of people showing […]

Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

Trump hogs limelight at Republican debate – Mogul draws boos from crowd, rivals’ rebukes

CLEVELAND: Bombastic, comical, provocative: Donald Trump, the billionaire leading the Republican primary race, offered the best and worst of himself Thursday as opponents strained to offer more gravitas in the first major debate of the 2016 campaign. Flanked by nine rivals who trail him in the polls, the real estate mogul immediately set himself apart […]

Refugees cheer, pray, embrace strangers as they reach Greece

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Refugees cheer, pray, embrace strangers as they reach Greece

Refugees cheer, pray, embrace strangers as they reach Greece

LESBOS: The man in a red and white checked shirt gingerly waded through the water holding an infant. Seconds after shrugging off a life jacket, Syrian refugee Mustafa Mohammad embraced the first person he met in Greece. A two-hour sea journey from the western shores of Turkey, this bamboo-fringed coastline on the northern Greek island […]

Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

CAIRO: Fears mounted over the fate of a Croatian abducted in Egypt by Islamic State group militants who have threatened to execute him by the end of Friday (yesterday). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said she would talk to her Egyptian counterpart President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi by telephone as the jihadist deadline approached. “Be sure that […]

Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said yesterday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 230 people were kidnapped or detained, including dozens of Christians, some of whom were taken from a church […]

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka yesterday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed after the gang broke into his apartment, according to the Bangladesh Blogger and […]

‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

‘Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed’ by traffickers – Italy arrests five men accused of multiple murders

PALERMO: Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants in the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported yesterday. Italy has arrested five men accused of multiple murders and human trafficking following Wednesday’s shipwreck, which left more than 200 people […]

Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in Saudi Arabia

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in Saudi Arabia

Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A suicide bomber struck a mosque in southwestern Saudi Arabia used by Interior Ministry’s special forces yesterday, killing at least 15 people, ministry officials said in what was one of the deadliest attacks in the kingdom in recent weeks. An Interior Ministry statement said 13 were killed and that 10 of those killed were […]

Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

ISMAILIYA: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony yesterday to unveil a “new” Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country’s economy and international standing by expanding the vital waterway. Sisi, sporting ceremonial military uniform, arrived on board an historic yacht leading a naval flotilla as fighter planes and helicopters flew overhead. Security was […]

Survivors head to Sicily after new shipwreck ‘horror’ – Search for remaining survivors to continue

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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Survivors head to Sicily after new shipwreck ‘horror’ – Search for remaining survivors to continue

Survivors head to Sicily after new shipwreck ‘horror’ – Search for remaining survivors to continue

ROME: Survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Libya in which some 200 migrants were feared drowned were being brought to safety in Sicily yesterday. Their fishing boat, believed to have been carrying over 600 people, ran into difficulty about 15 nautical miles off Libya on Wednesday and overturned when rescuers neared, after frantic […]