Friday , December 14 2018

International

With tourists scarce, Egyptians ‘struggle’ to maintain heritage

CAIRO, Jan 3, (AFP): With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. From Alexandria on the Mediterranean to the Great Pyramid of Giza — the last of the Seven Wonders of the World — and …

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Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail in Saudi over unpaid wages protest

RIYADH: Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail for unrest during protests over unpaid wages by Saudi Binladin Group several months ago, reports said on Tuesday. Al-Watan newspaper and Arab News did not give the nationalities of the 49 workers, and foreign embassy staff contacted by …

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Attack that killed Kuwaiti, wounded 5 hit – Arrests made

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (Agencies): The Kuwait Cabinet on Monday voiced emphatic condemnation of a terrorist attack that hit a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday and left many people dead or wounded. A Kuwaiti citizen was among the dead and also wounded were five other Kuwaitis, a Kuwaiti deplomat in …

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Yemen’s children starve as war drags on – Bombing, air strike kill 9 civilians

SANAA, Yemen, Jan 2, (Agencies): As the first light of dawn trickles in through the hospital window, 19-year-old Mohammed Ali learns that his two-year-old cousin has died of hunger. But he has to remain strong for his little brother Mohannad, who could be next. He holds his brother’s hand as …

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Iraq bomber kills 36 – ‘DAESH waning in Mosul’

BAGHDAD, Jan 2, (Agencies): A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital. The bomb went off …

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AMIR EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH TURKEY – Istanbul massacre claims 39; Kuwaiti killed

ISTANBUL, Jan 1, (Agencies): A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus to save themselves after the attacker began …

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Amir deplores Bahrain attack

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has cabled Bahraini King Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa robustly denouncing the armed attack on a prison in the Gulf Kingdom. His Highness the Amir condemned in strong terms this terrorist and gruesome act that targeted souls …

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‘Islamist terrorism biggest test’ – Improve security: Merkel

BERLIN, Jan 1, (Agencies): Islamist terrorism is the biggest test facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in a New Year’s address to the nation, and vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin. Merkel, seeking a fourth term as chancellor in …

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Women at wheel of taxis challenge Jordan norms – ‘We are strong and able to work in any area’

AMMAN, Dec 30, (AFP): Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman’s heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the Jordanian capital. The red-haired mother of three works a gruelling 10-hour shift in her taxi — a rare occupation …

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Forty suspects in ‘DAESH’ detained – Turks raid south

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec 30, (Agencies): Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained some 40 suspected Islamic State group militants in raids in southern Turkey. Anadolu Agency says special forces police, backed by armored vehicles and a helicopter, conducted the raids in the city of Adana early on Friday. Those …

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