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Kuwait regrets US veto of Jerusalem resolution – UN General Assembly to vote

NEW YORK, Dec 19, (Agencies): Kuwait Ambassador to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi Monday expressed regret over the US veto of a UN draft resolution on Jerusalem, but said the US move was expected. The Egyptian-sponsored draft resolution was balanced and reaffirmed status of Jerusalem as listed in previous UN Security …

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US, France to pressure Iran on missiles

Trump can’t collapse N-deal: Tehran PARIS, Dec 19, (Agencies): France and the United States are determined to “vigorously” raise pressure on Iran over its ballistic missile programme, including possibly through sanctions, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a visit to Washington. Le Drian was in the American capital on …

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Billionaire freed after settlement

AMMAN, Dec 19, (RTRS): Palestinian billionaire Sabih al- Masri, Jordan’s most powerful businessman, returned to Amman on Tuesday after his release in Saudi Arabia secured when he agreed to pay an unspecified amount of money, sources close to the matter said. Masri was detained for questioning last week over his …

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Saudis ‘down’ Houthi missile – Riyadh target

RIYADH, Dec 19, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile Tuesday over Riyadh fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who announced that the target was the official residence of King Salman. Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of supplying weapons to the insurgents, …

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Prosecutors become relic hunters

NEW YORK, Dec 18, (Agencies): The lawmen who knocked on the door of Helen Fioratti’s Park Avenue apartment this fall weren’t hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after her coffee table. The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part …

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Lebanese admits murder of Briton

BEIRUT, Dec 18, (AFP): Lebanese police on Monday arrested a driver suspected of killing British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes after trying to rape her, according to officials and the national news agency. The Lebanese news agency said the Lebanese man, who works as a driver with ride-hailing giant Uber, had …

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Six dead as Amtrak train hurtles off overpass

Vehicles struck by falling train cars DUPONT, Wash, Dec 18, (AP): An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. Seventy-eight passengers and …

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Two suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec 17, (Agencies): Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. …

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Over 30 dead in Philippine storm

More than 89K flee slow-moving Kai-Tak MANILA, Philippines, Dec 17, (Agencies): A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster- response …

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Homegrown jihadists main threat – Bangladeshis worry

WASHINGTON, Dec 17, (Agencies): Returning fighters from the vanquished Islamic State group pose a grave danger to Europe and the United States, but the primary extremist threat comes from people living and radicalized inside their country, US terror experts say. Even if they have no battleground experience, those who decide …

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