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International

China pumps billions into Iran economy – Western investment stalls

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30, (RTRS): China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chineseled projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry offi- cials said. Freed from crippling nuclear sanctions two years ago, Iran …

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15 rebels killed in Philippine clash

MANILA, Nov 29, (Agencies): Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” …

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Pope urges reconciliation – Thousands attend Mass in Yangon

YANGON, Nov 29, (RTRS): Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic confl icts and communal strife. That echoed a call for peace he made at …

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NKorea ICBM can reach US mainland – Pyongyang nuclear power: Kim

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Nov 29, (RTRS): North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons. North Korea’s first missile test since mid-September came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back …

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Saudi Arabia executes 6 Yemenis and a Saudi national

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed six Yemeni men convicted of murder and robbery and a Saudi man for smuggling drugs, the interior ministry said. The Yemenis were convicted of forming a gang that killed two men and a woman in three separate attacks on homes in the southern province …

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Arab League urges more cooperation to clamp down on terrorism – Bid to rid world of social ills

CAIRO, Nov 28, (KUNA): An effective criminal justice system will prove instrumental in upping the fight against terrorism, the Arab League said on Tuesday. Addressing the second meeting of an Arab committee tasked with tackling terrorism and crime, the Arab League’s assistant secretary general for legal affairs Fadhel Jawad spoke …

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Pope avoids Rohingya row – ‘Respect human rights’

NAYPYITAW, Nov 28, (Agencies): Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for “each ethnic group and its identity”. The pope avoided a diplomatic backlash by not using …

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Kuwait keen on ‘extensive’ development in Arab World

Comission formed to implement 2030 SDGs: Al-Sabeeh TUNIS, Nov 27, (KUNA): Kuwait pays prime attention to realizing comprehensive development, not only at home, but in the Arab World as well, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh said on Monday. This is …

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Pakistan officials bow to Islamists’ demands – Law minister resigns

ISLAMABAD, Nov 27, (AFP): Pakistan’s law minister resigned Monday as the embattled civilian government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital has fuelled deadly violence and sparked demonstrations across the nuclear-armed nation. Protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi called off the sit-in after state …

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