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China waging quiet cold war: CIA

ASPEN, Colo, July 21, (AP): China is waging a “quiet kind of cold war” against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesn’t want to go to war, he …

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Qatar may buy Russia missile

MOSCOW, July 21, (RTRS): Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday. He also confirmed media reports that Qatar and Russia had signed a deal on supplying Qatar …

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Kuwait strengthens AU’s vision of peace, progress and prosperity

Ambassador Al-Otaibi speaks at Security Council session NEW YORK, July 19, (KUNA): Kuwait will continue to strengthen the African Union’s vision of peace, progress and prosperity to prevent and resolve conflicts and maintain peace, security and regional stability, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al- Otaibi said. …

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US offers India armed drone

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19, (Agencies): The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters. If the deal comes to fruition, it would be the first time …

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Main parties openly campaign in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan, July 19, (Agencies): For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan’s largest city to a standstill with a single phone call. But much has changed in the last five years in the coastal metropolis of 20 million …

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Iranian farmers protest, plead for help – Rivers dry and fields dust

VARZANEH, Iran, July 19, (AP): The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the government. “We are …

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Old grievances fuel protests in Iraq

BAGHDAD, July 18, (AFP): In the heat of battle against the Islamic State group, Iraqis united against a common enemy. But just a few months after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the jihadists, social grievances that once simmered on the back burner have boiled over in a series …

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India building collapse kills three, 12 missing

NEW DELHI, July 18, (Agencies): More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free a dozen people feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-storey building outside Delhi. Three bodies have been pulled so far from under tonnes of concrete …

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Kuwait to host donor’s confab to ‘promote’ education in Somalia

Bid to serve to secure future generations BRUSSELS, July 18, (KUNA): Ambassador of Kuwait to the European Union, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg, Jasem Al-Budaiwi, has announced that Kuwait is to host a Donors Conference in Support of Education in Somalia. “We, in Kuwait, firmly believe that education is one of …

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IRAN CLAIMS URANIUM STOCKPILE REACHES 950 TONS

Centrifuge rotor plant ups N-stakes – Trump said to have sought Rouhani talks TEHRAN, July 18, (Agencies): Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over …

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