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Tuesday , December 11 2018

International

Kuwait thanked on Yemen talks

Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen PARIS, Dec 6, (Agencies): The Special Envoy of the Secretary- General (SESG) for Yemen Martin Griffiths has expressed gratitude for Sweden and Kuwait for hosting and facilitating intra-Yemeni talks. The special envoy extends his appreciation to the Government of Sweden for hosting the …

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Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis plans to visit the United Arab Emirates in February to make a strong push for Christian-Muslim dialogue and peace in the region, the Vatican said Thursday. The Feb 3-5 trip to Abu Dhabi centers around an interfaith meeting. Francis, though, will also have the chance to …

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Gulf summit in Riyadh Dec 9th

RIYADH, Dec 6, (Agencies): Leaders of the GCC countries will convene in Riyadh on December ninth, Sunday, to partake in the 39th Arab Gulf Summit under the chairmanship of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, said Abdullatif bin Rashid Al- Zayani, Secretary General of the GCC, Thursday. According …

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Mosque destruction ‘versary

Some 2,000 baton-wielding Indian police were on duty in the flashpoint city of Ayodhya on Thursday to prevent any clashes around the anniversary of the destruction of a mosque. Hindu zealots reduced the Babri Mosque to rubble in 1992, kicking off riots across India that left thousands dead, most of …

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Pakistani held, teacher stabbed to death at French University

A Pakistani man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing to death a teacher in broad daylight outside a university in the Paris suburbs. The 66-year-old teacher, an Irishman who taught English, was stabbed repeatedly in front of the private Leonardde- Vinci university in Courbevoie, northwest of Paris. Higher Education …

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1 dead, 5 missing after 2 US military planes crash off Japan

One US Marine died and five were missing Thursday after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, officials said. Japanese and US military officials earlier said two of the seven crew of the planes had been found. “One is in fair condition and …

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‘Russia will make banned missiles if US exits treaty’

MOSCOW, Dec 5, (Agencies): Russia will develop missiles now banned under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty if the United States exits the arms control pact and starts making such weapons, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about …

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Kuwait to Dubai “FREE OUR FUNDS”

DUBAI, Dec 5, (RTRS): Dubai has resisted efforts by Kuwait to release nearly $500 million in frozen funds at the heart of a money laundering probe straining relations between the two Gulf allies, according to correspondence seen by Reuters. The investigation is taking place as the United Arab Emirates tightens …

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Unity as nation bids farewell – Representative hands George W. Bush message from the Amir

WASHINGTON, Dec 5, (Agencies): The life and public service of the nation’s 41st president were celebrated with praise and humor at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday as three former presidents looked on and a fourth – George W. Bush – prepared to eulogize his dad, the last president to fight …

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Kuwait backs Iraq against terrorism

Call for accountability of UN NEW YORK, Dec 5, (KUNA): Kuwait has renewed its solidarity with Iraq with respect of any step Baghdad takes to annihilate terrorism, starting with clamping down on the terrorist organization, the so-called “Islamic State” (DAESH). Kuwait has also called for prosecuting culprits of horrific crimes …

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