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Tuesday , November 20 2018

International

Kuwait calls for Israel to join N-arms ban

NEW YORK, Sept 27, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday reiterated Arab calls for Israel to join the Non- Proliferation Treaty, with its nuclear facilities subject to global scrutiny. This comes amid the need to create a Middle East region free …

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Macron dodges Rafale jet query

French President Emmanuel Macron has sidestepped a question over a controversial multi-million dollar deal to sell 36 fighter jets to India. In a news conference at the United Nations in New York, Macron said Tuesday he was “not in charge” when the deal was signed in 2016 through “a government-togovernment …

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Adultery no longer a crime – Indian Supreme Court

NEW DELHI, Sept 27, (Agencies): Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s top court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband’s …

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Council focus on Iran

UNITED NATIONS, US, Sept 26, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump took his campaign to isolate Iran to the UN Security Council Wednesday, accusing Tehran of spreading chaos at a meeting that laid bare divisions between Washington and key allies. As chairman of a session of the top UN body, Trump …

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Mullah in Afghanistan faces stoning death for allegedly filmed himself having sex with women

A selfproclaimed mullah in Afghanistan, who allegedly filmed himself having sex with women, is on the run after the videos went viral on social media, prompting religious leaders to order his death by stoning. Mullah Rasool, a traditional healer who wrote amulets for clients in a village in the northwestern …

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Baby dies on Qatar Airways flight from Qatar to Indian city Hyderabad

Qatar Airways said Wednesday that a baby had died following a flight from Doha to the Indian city of Hyderabad. “We are aware of the very sad news that a young child passed away at Hyderabad International Airport this morning,” the airline said in a statement. “Our heartfelt sympathy and …

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India Supreme Court limits use of ‘biometric’ ID system

NEW DELHI, Sept 26, (Agencies): India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a massive biometric identity system, but flagged privacy concerns and curbed a government push to make it mandatory for services from opening bank accounts to securing cell phone connections. The ruling was cheered by detractors of …

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Saudi Arabia to offer electronic visa for foreign visitors

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, the kingdom said on Tuesday, as it tries to diversify its economy and open up its society. At present, foreigners travelling to the conservative Muslim country are largely restricted to resident …

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Bahrain in bust – 169 people charged being part of militant group

DUBAI, UAE, Sept 25, (AP): Bahrain charged 169 people on Tuesday with being part of a militant group they referred to as the “Bahraini Hezbollah,” the latest mass prosecution in the Kingdom amid a years long crackdown on all dissent. Prosecutors said in a statement they already have 111 people …

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‘Iran corrupt dictatorship’ – Sows chaos: US

NEW YORK, Sept 25, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump criticized Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death …

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