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International

Aid slow to reach Iranians – Quake survivors plead for help

KOUIK, Iran, Nov 15, (Agencies): Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border. The government ordered rescuers to keep searching for people trapped under the rubble following …

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Mugabe power slips as military ‘steps in’ – ‘No takeover of govt’

HARARE, Nov 15, (AFP): Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” allied to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the …

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Sovereign fund up amid turmoil – ‘Due process’

DUBAI, Nov 14, (RTRS): As Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge sends the shares of some if its companies into a tailspin, the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund has gained in value. Last week the market value of the Public Investment Fund’s portfolio of Saudi equities jumped by almost $3 billion, Reuters calculations …

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Kirkuk oil bound for Iran – Guards oversee Iraq investment

BAGHDAD/LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take control of oil exports from the region’s giant Kirkuk field, with the first deliveries expected within days, officials and trading sources said. In the weeks since September’s failed Kurdish independence …

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Qatar set for long boycott

DOHA, Nov 14, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Tuesday that Arab states that had imposed sanctions on his country in June over allegations of supporting terrorism were not interested in a solution to the crisis. Speaking to members of the Gulf Arab state’s Shoura Council, …

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AMIR CONDOLES IRAN, IRAQ … NO DAMAGE HERE

Quake trail of death claims over 400 – Desperate search for survivors TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 13, (Agencies): A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, …

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Aoun welcomes ‘home soon’ – Free in Saudi, says Hariri

BEIRUT, Nov 13, (Agencies): Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday he was happy to hear resigned prime minister Saad Hariri would be returning to Beirut from Saudi Arabia “soon”. Hariri stepped down from his post during a televised address more than a week ago from Riyadh and has remained …

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Draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis

Trump, Duterte bond at summit; US says rights mentioned briefly MANILA, Nov 13, (RTRS): A draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the …

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‘Run’ for Hariri return – Absence unites Lebanese

BEIRUT, Nov 12, (Agencies): Thousands of Lebanese taking part in the country’s annual marathon used the event to call on Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home after he resigned under mysterious circumstances during a visit to Saudi Arabia. Hariri was a regular participant in the marathon, giving the international …

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Kuwait condemns Bahrain oil pipeline bombing – Bahrain blames Iran, Tehran denies

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (Agencies): Kuwait has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing of an oil pipeline in the Kingdom of Bahrain, extending complete solidarity with Manama against this heinous act. Kuwait rejects “this terrorist acts which aims at undermining security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as …

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