Saturday , November 18 2017

International

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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Amir opens conference on Palestinian children

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (KUNA): An international conference over the continued plight of Palestinian children amid ongoing Israeli transgression kicked off in Kuwait Sunday, sponsored and attended by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Addressing a packed hall comprising local, Arab and …

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KAC BRINGING KUWAITIS BACK FROM LEBANON

US, France voice Lebanon support – Aoun asks Riyadh to explain Hariri’s absence BEIRUT, Nov 11, (Agencies): The United States and France have expressed their support for Lebanon’s sovereignty and stability amid heightening tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia. A political crisis has gripped Lebanon and shattered the relative peace …

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Financial links to held-Saudis sought

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11, (Agencies): The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has asked banks and local financial institutions to disclose their businesses with Saudi princes and businessmen who were arrested by Saudi authorities a few days ago for involvement in corruption, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily pointed out, the Saudi …

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Iranian markings on Yemen missile

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 11, (AP): Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings”, the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, …

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Tensions over Muslim street prayers

CLICHY, France, Nov 11, (AFP): Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris on Friday and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government …

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