Saturday , January 21 2017


ME expects big changes with Trump – Trump to assume power

CAIRO, Jan 19, (Agencies): Donald Trump’s allbut- dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances. Syria is the foremost test of …

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Iran high-rise building collapse kills thirty firefighters

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 19, (AP): A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets. The disaster at the 15-story Plasco building, inadvertently shown live on state television, …

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MP panel protests Iran meddling

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee discussed Wednesday the regional developments and US presidential election results in the presence of National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and First Deputy Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah. Committee Chairman MP Ali Al-Daqbasi disclosed a session will be …

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Duterte taunts bishops to take drugs

MANILA, Jan 18, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday taunted the country’s Catholic priests and bishops to take highly addictive crystal methamphetamine, as he accused them of “hypocrisy” for criticising his deadly drug war. Duterte launched his broadside in response to the powerful Catholic Church mounting a campaign to …

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British PM May signals clean UK break with EU

LONDON, Jan 17, (Agencies): Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will leave the EU’s single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal. “Brexit must mean control of the number of people coming from Europe, …

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Kuwait among states to offer Tehran mediation with Riyadh

DUBAI, Jan 17, (Agencies): At least 10 countries have offered to mediate in the escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, noting that Tehran would restore ties with Riyadh if Saudi Arabia changes it regional policies. Answering a question about Iraq and Kuwait’s reported …

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