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Poland may take Filipino workers, says minister

WARSAW, July 29, (AFP): Poland, whose right-wing government opposes taking in migrants, may have to look to Filipino workers to cover a growing labour shortage hurting the economy, a senior official said Saturday. “We are on course to conclude an agreement. I hope that in the autumn we will be …

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Work for a ‘terror-free’ South Asia, says India

.NEW DELHI, July 29, (Agencies): India on Saturday said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would “work constructively” to end militancy in South Asia, in its first comments following this week’s general election in Pakistan. Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, who won the disputed election, has called for better ties …

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Riyadh reassures allies on Middle East plan

RIYADH, July 29, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia has reassured Arab allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem’s status or refugees’ right of return, easing their concerns that the kingdom might back a nascent US deal which aligns with Israel on key issues. King …

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Kuwait central pivot for Yemen peace: UN envoy

KUWAIT CITY, July 29, (KUNA): “Kuwait is the central pivot for us and for peace in Yemen,” said United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Sunday. His remarks came after being received by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. “I have lived a long life …

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison

Jerusalem, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf Librati told AFP Tamimi, 17, and her mother, who …

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Strong quake kills 13, injures hundreds, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and …

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Philippine Muslims hope law to bring ‘dream of peace’

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Members or supporters of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group gathered in their tens of thousands on Sunday to discuss a landmark law granting them autonomy, with one expressing hope it would make their “dream of peace” a reality. President Rodrigo Duterte last …

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Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo

Dhaka, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A renowned Bangladesh photographer said Sunday he has been the victim of “unwanted cruelty” after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country. The Purboposhchimbd news portal said Jibon Ahmed was “not fit” …

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‘Philippine Muslim region a landmark’

UNITED NATIONS, July 28, (AP): UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres is calling a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region “a landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace” in the country’s troubled south. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation Thursday establishing the Bangsamoro region, culminating over …

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Khan’s party begins coalition talks

US, EU air reservations over ‘flaws’ ISLAMABAD, July 28, (Agencies): Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) …

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