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RIYADH DETAINS TURKISH MILITARY ATTACHE TO KUWAIT – Support against ‘Gulen’ coup hailed

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Turkish Ambassador to Kuwait Murat Tamer appreciated Monday the support of the State of Kuwait and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Turkey from the very beginning of the failed military coup on Friday. “This communication through different means reflects great support …

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‘Algerian DAESH recruited Nice attacker’ – Hollande’s Socialist admin under blistering criticism

MSAKEN, Tunisia, July 18, (AP): The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera says his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic State group in Nice, as antiterrorism authorities question potential accomplices in the devastating attack. France …

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Rape survivor gang-raped again in India

An Indian student was recovering in hospital after being gang-raped by a group of men including some charged with sexually assaulting her three years earlier, an officer said Monday. Police in Haryana state were hunting for the five, accused of abducting the 21-year-old student of the lowest Dalit social caste …

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KUWAIT REITERATES SOLIDARITY WITH ANKARA … CITIZENS HOME – Erdogan vows ‘virus’ purge … toll 290

ISTANBUL, July 17, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to purge the “virus” within state bodies, during a speech at the funeral of victims killed during the coup bid he blames on his enemy Fethullah Gulen. “We will continue to clean the virus from all state bodies because …

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3 officers killed in US

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, July 17, (AP): Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman …

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Pakistani Star’s bro not ‘embarrassed’ – Acted alone

MULTAN, Pakistan, July 17, (AFP): The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is “not embarrassed” to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch’s death reignited polarising calls for action against the “epidemic” of honour killings. The strangling of Baloch, judged by many in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan as …

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Turkey quashes anti-Erdogan coup d’etat leaving 161 dead

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16, (Agencies): Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left at least 161 people dead and 1,440 wounded Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible “will pay a heavy …

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IS claims Nice massacre as France defends security – Police arrest 5

NICE, France, July 16, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for the truck massacre in Nice, as France highlighted the “extreme difficulty” of preventing such attacks amid tough questions over security failures. In a statement via its Amaq news service, IS said one of its “soldiers” carried out …

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No smoking gun of Saudi complicity – New 9/11 document released

WASHINGTON, July 16, (AP): Saudi officials are hoping that the release of a top secret chapter of an early congressional inquiry into 9/11 will end accusations of Saudi complicity in the attacks — allegations that have never been substantiated. Those who pushed for its release say it’s only the beginning. …

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Terror takes wheel in Nice … kills 84 – Amir condoles

NICE, France, July 15, (Agencies): French leaders extended the country’s 8-month-old state of emergency Friday and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others. Thursday night’s massacre …

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