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International

Air India made ‘disabled’ passenger to crawl

NEW DELHI, Jan 31, (AFP): A disabled passenger said Sunday she was forced to crawl on New Delhi airport’s tarmac after Air India failed to provide a wheelchair when her plane landed, an allegation the carrier denies. Anita Ghai, 53, a leading disability rights activist, said she was left stranded …

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Saudi terrorist mosque bombing condemned

RIYADH, Jan 30, (KUNA): The Kingdom’s General Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh condemned on Saturday the terrorist bombings that targeted worshippers while performing Friday prayer at a mosque in Al-Ahsa governorate which resulted in the killing and wounding of many innocents as part of corruption on earth. In …

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Kuwait F-18 Super Hornet deal left uncertain

ST LOUIS, Jan 30: Workers on the assembly line at Boeing’s production plant in St Louis are in danger of losing their jobs after a deal that was expected to keep the site up and running appeared to fall through this week. Citing congressional delays, the Kuwaiti military said it …

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‘Refugees must return home’

NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany, Jan 30, (Agencies): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the confl icts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, …

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Indian Islamist radicals deported from Abu Dhabi

NEW DELHI, Jan 30, (AFP): Indian counter-terror police have arrested three alleged Islamist radicals suspected of conspiring to stage an attack on India, after they were deported from the United Arab Emirates, an offi cial said Friday. The three Indian nationals were arrested on arrival at New Delhi airport from …

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Suicide, shooting attack claims four – Worshippers overpower attacker

DUBAI, Jan 29, (Agencies): A suicide bombing and gun attack on Shi’ite Muslim worshippers killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the interior ministry and witnesses said, extending a spate of attacks on the kingdom’s Shi’ite minority. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah …

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Thousands flee mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan 29, (AP): Thousands of people fled a district of the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday after authorities fighting Kurdish militants there expanded a 24-hour curfew to include five more neighborhoods. Meanwhile, three soldiers were killed in an attack in Diyarbakir’s historic Sur …

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‘Airlift’ irks Delhi – Artistic liberties

NEW DELHI, Jan 29, (AFP): A hit Bollywood movie about the evacuation of more than 170,000 Indians from Kuwait in 1990 has angered the government with its portrayal of the country’s diplomats as selfish and unfeeling. The foreign ministry took the unusual step of issuing a statement on “Airlift”, a …

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Biden sees growing progress in battle against IS – US leads 24 strikes against DAESH

BALTIMORE, Jan 29, (RTRS): The US-led battle against Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria is gaining steam and will show more progress by year’s end, Vice- President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Biden touted the recent success of US efforts backing Iraqi troops against the Islamic State …

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Gulf employs ‘most expats’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Gulf countries employ the highest number of foreign workers in the world, as per a report released by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Research Center, reports Daily Sabah online. Saudi Arabia tops the list with a total of 9 million employed foreign workers, followed by the United Arab Emirates …

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