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Press US to back down: Speaker; Al-Ghanim addresses Parliamentary Union

‘UNIFIED ARAB STANCE NEEDED ON JERUSALEM’ RABAT, Dec 14, (KUNA): Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday that a unified Arab stance on the regional and international level was needed against the recent US move on Jerusalem. In his speech to the heads of Arab parliaments meeting …

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‘IS’ threatens attacks on US soil

Abbas seeks UN mediation CAIRO, Dec 14, (Agencies): Islamic State threatened attacks on US soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, one of the group’s social media accounts reported on Thursday without giving any details. In a message on one of …

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German police arrest suspects

German police arrested a number of people suspected of visiting Islamic State-controlled areas in the Middle East and having links to a failed asylum seeker who killed 12 people by driving a truck into crowds last year, Bild newspaper said on Thursday. Mass-selling Bild said the arrests were made by …

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Doctors

2 Reuters reporters held BANGKOK, Dec 14, (Agencies): International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement …

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‘Recognise Palestine, Jerusalem as capital’ – ‘No US role in peace process’

AMIR CALLS FOR PROTECTING IDENTITY OF JERUSALEM ISTANBUL, Dec 13, (Agencies): Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President …

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Saudi focus on ‘reforms’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 13, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman delivered a speech on Wednesday outlining his government’s priorities for the coming year, urging citizens to support economic reforms and the government’s anti-corruption drive. In early November, the king’s son and heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, oversaw the unprecedented arrest …

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Afghan women officers train at Indian military academy

From shooting an AK-47 to dealing with computer-simulated sieges, 20 Afghan women officers are being put through their paces at a military training academy in India. They are the first Afghan women to attend the academy in the south Indian city of Chennai, which has been training men from the …

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Terror charges against Times Square ‘bomber’ – Fix lax immigration: Trump

NEW YORK, Dec 12, (Agencies): US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a weapon of mass destruction in Monday’s bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material …

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Russia busts IS bomber cell – Possible return of jihadists ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW, Dec 12, (Agencies): Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Tuesday that the suspects were plotting a series of suicide …

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3 Kuwaiti MPs urge action over US Jerusalem decision

Al-Ghanim meets Kuwait-Korea friendship panel head CAIRO, Dec 11, (KUNA): Three Kuwaiti MPs have called on parliaments around the world to respond immediately and appropriately to a US decision recognizing the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Addressing an extraordinary session of the Arab Parliament on Monday, …

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