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International

Four hurt in NY terror blast

NEW YORK, Dec 11, (AFP): A man detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, injuring himself and three people — putting the city again on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack. New York …

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Putin declares Syria victory – Egypt, Russia ties firm

MOSCOW, Dec 11, (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air …

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Kuwait asks US to restore impartiality – A regrettable, unhelpful step

CAIRO, Dec 10, (Agencies): Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah deplored on Saturday the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city. In his address to the emergency meeting of the Arab League …

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Iraq celebrates victory

BAGHDAD, Dec 10, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces held a military parade in Baghdad on Sunday to celebrate the victory announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the Islamic State group. Abadi on Saturday declared victory in Iraq’s three-year war to expel the jihadist group that at its height endangered the …

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French fighters appear with Afghan IS

Driven from Middle East, militants set up new bases KABUL, Dec 10, (AFP): French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international and Afghan sources have told AFP. It is …

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Clashes, condemnation on US shift – Protests seen to subside

ABBAS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS CANCEL MEETINGS WITH PENCE RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, Dec 9, (Agencies): Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice-President Mike Pence later this month following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third …

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Leave Lebanon alone – Economic sanctions a risk

PARIS, Dec 9, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron led calls Friday for countries to stop meddling in Lebanon at an international meeting aimed at preventing the fragile nation becoming a pawn in the power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the eight-nation talks …

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British and European expats sceptical about Brexit deal

LONDON, Dec 9, (Agencies): Campaigners for Britons in the European Union reacted furiously to the deal struck in the first phase of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the bloc, while advocates for EU citizens called it “a flawed compromise”. The agreement said both sides had reached a “common understanding” that …

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War on Islamic State jihadist group over: Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec 9, (AFP): Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi on Saturday declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq’s very existence. “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the …

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Kuwait regrets US Jerusalem move – Speaker deplores embassy shift

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The State of Kuwait followed with profound regret the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Such a unilateral move contravenes the UN resolutions on maintaining the political, historical, legal …

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