Monday , November 20 2017

International

Saudi envoy reiterates solid ties between Kuwait and Kingdom – KSA marks 87th National Day

Speech of the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Kuwait Dr Abdul-Aziz Ibrahim Al-Fayez on the occasion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 87th National Day “EVERY first day of Libra which falls on Sept 23 each year, we remember our glorious day in our national …

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Exhibit tackles Islam in terror-scarred city; Block extremists: May

BRUSSELS, Sept 20, (Agencies): For months after the Brussels extremist attacks of 2016 it seemed an exhibition on Islam’s legacy in Europe might never open in the city. At first, the creators and city officials felt the time wasn’t right, and then they struggled to find a location willing to …

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US to give $32m for refugees – ‘Take back Rohingyas’

DHAKA, Sept 20, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fl ed violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also …

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Qatar accuses Bahrain of abusing a routine fisheries

DOHA: Qatar accused Bahrain on Tuesday of abusing a routine fisheries enforcement case to deepen a three month diplomatic crisis between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. “The State of Qatar condemned the statement issued by the Bahraini interior ministry on the detention of 15 Bahraini boats carrying 20 sailors, …

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70,000 new and expectant mothers among Rohingya influx: Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 19, (AFP): Bangladesh said Monday there were 70,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers among the wave of Rohingya refugees who have entered the country after fleeing violence from Myanmar in the past three weeks. The UN says 415,000 civilians from the Rohingya Muslim minority have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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Shock in suburbia for neighbours of the London ‘bombing’ suspect

SUNBURY, United Kingdom, Sept 19, (AFP): Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall. Residents of Sunbury-on- Thames voiced their sympathy for the elderly foster parents looking …

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Ex-foster children grilled over London bomb – Iraqi, Syrian held under Terror Act

LONDON, Sept 18, (Agencies): The two suspects detained over last week’s London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports. The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the …

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20,000 hardliners rally for Rohingya – Extremists ‘threat’: India

NEW DELHI, Sept 18, (Agencies): India’s government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country’s security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in many Indian cities. India’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed on behalf of two …

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US flies bombers over Koreas

‘Sanctions will spur N. Korea to hasten nuke plans’ SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 18, (Agencies): The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over …

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Baghdad to deport 500 DAESH wives

BAGHDAD, Sept 18, (AFP): Iraq moved 500 wives of Islamic State group jihadists to a detention centre in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city Mosul, capital of Nineveh province and …

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