Qatar, Turkey ‘hail’ Kuwait’s mediation

DOHA, July 24, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan on Monday both backed Kuwait’s mediation efforts to resolve Doha’s dispute with another three Gulf countries and Egypt. Both leaders expressed the sentiments at talks in Doha aimed at discussing regional and international developments, …

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Israel embassy shooting complicates holy site crisis – Two Jordanians killed, Israeli wounded

JERUSALEM, July 24, (Agencies): A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem’s most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. The shooting, in which an Israeli security guard …

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Trump ‘faults’ NYT over Baghdadi slip

WASHINGTON, July 23, (AFP): US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked The New York Times and its “sick agenda,” alleging that one of the paper’s reports thwarted a US bid to take out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “The Failing New York Times foiled US attempt to kill the …

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