Monday , October 23 2017

International

Arab boycott adds woes to Qatar expatriate workers – Land border closure raises food prices

DOHA, Aug 16, (RTRS): An Arab embargo on Qatar is inflicting pain on foreign migrant workers struggling amid an oil slump and disruption of deliveries for large construction projects linked to the 2022 soccer World Cup. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed sanctions on fellow …

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Philippines’ new gen of communist rebels

AT A GUERRILLA CAMP, Philippines, Aug 16, (Agencies): A kerosene lamp flickers beside a Macbook in a jungle camp as ageing Philippine communist leader Jaime Padilla plots the next step in one of Asia’s oldest insurgencies with a new generation of fighters. Fuelled by one of the world’s starkest rich-poor …

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‘Black money’ crackdown – India ups scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Aug 16, (RTRS): When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth. The moment, said a top aide to …

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Home of Palestinian who killed 3 razed

Israel builds wall after Gaza tunnel trauma KOBAR, Aug 16, (Agencies): Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Israelis in a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The military confirmed the demolition in the village of Kobar …

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AMIR SADDENED OVER KUWAITIS KILLED IN ATTACK

Imam of Grand Mosque one of 2 Kuwaiti clerics martyred on mission to promote moderate Islam KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the death of two Kuwaiti citizens in a terrorist explosion targeting a cafe in the …

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Qatar laments Gulf trust lost

DOHA, Aug 15, (Agencies): Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday it will take a “lot of time” to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries because of the region’s continuing diplomatic crisis. As the impasse between Doha and four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia entered its eleventh week, Sheikh Mohammed …

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‘India will fight threats’ – Reject violence in name of religion: Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 15, (Agencies): India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. “Security is our top priority,” Modi told thousands packed into …

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Israel arrests Islamic cleric for ‘incitement’

PA to free arrested journalists JERUSALEM, Aug 15, (Agencies): Israeli police arrested a fi rebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again fl ared last month. Raed Salah, released from prison in January after serving a …

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Arab Parliament chief hails Kuwait’s initiative to hold conference on Iraq

We stand on Iraq’s side and optimistic about its future: Al-Salmi BAGHDAD, Aug 15, (KUNA): Visiting President of Arab Parliament Mishaal bin Fahad Al-Salmi hailed on Tuesday the State of Kuwait’s initiative to hold a conference for reconstructing Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Ministry quoted Al-Salmi as affirming, during a meeting with …

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TERRORISTS TARGET TURKISH RESTAURANT IN CAPITAL

Two Kuwaiti women among 18 killed in Burkina Faso attack OUAGADOUGOU, Aug 14, (Agencies): At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials said Monday, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats. There has …

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