Friday , September 21 2018


Etihad to lend out passenger iPads

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 30, (AP): One Mideast airline affected by the ban on most electronics in the cabins of US-bound flights will lend iPads to its top-paying travelers. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will offer the tablets to US-bound passengers in first and business class, along …

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Trump nod to F-16 for Bahrain

WASHINGTON , March 30, (AP): The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under president Barack Obama. If finalized, the approval would allow the Gulf island to purchase 19 …

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Woman accused of trying to run down police

A woman was arrested near the US Capitol in Washington after she drove erratically, crashed into another vehicle and tried to run over officers on Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt in the commotion, during which police fired shots. “Although preliminary, this incident appears criminal in nature with no …

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‘Trump endorsed Palestinian state’ – Israel to cut $2 mln from UN dues

JERUSALEM, March 30, (Agencies): Prominent US lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him “clearly” about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump’s stance. Trump broke with longtime US policy last month when he withheld clear support for …

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PM May triggers historic Brexit

LONDON, March 29, (RTRS): Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant …

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Iranians in limbo over ‘travel ban’ – ‘Engines of university research’

BOSTON, March 29, (AP): Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into US graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students. With admission season …

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France retools anti-extremism efforts

Denmark arrests 2 for planning to join IS in Syria LENS, France, (Agencies): France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofi t convicted of misuse …

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Kuwait’s leadership keen on Arab solidarity and cooperation: Duaij

Iran urged to respond positively to Gulf initiative DEAD SEA, Jordan, March 28, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is keen bolstering Arab solidarity and cooperation during his participation in the upcoming 28th Arab Summit due in Jordan on March 29, said a …

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‘Interest in jihad, no IS link’

LONDON, March 28, (Agencies): Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid Masood …

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China concerned over Paris clash

Inquiry after police officer allegedly kills Chinese man PARIS, March 28, (Agencies): Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday. The incidents …

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