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International

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

BEIJING, June 24, (AFP): Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an …

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UAE denies, US no knowledge of secret prisons, torture in Yemen

MUKALLA, Yemen, June 22, (AP): Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in …

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‘Probable Baghdadi killed in May’ – DAESH destroys Al-Nuri mosque

MOSCOW, June 22, (Agencies): A senior Russian diplomat says the head of the Islamic State group has most likely been killed in a Russian airstrike. …

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Qatar sovereign fund moves stakes to govt

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo DOHA, June 22, (Agencies): Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has transferred over $30 billion worth …

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‘Fighters’ in Marawi trapped, says army – Joint fight against militants

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 22, (Agencies): Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military …

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4 held in raids tied to Brussels attack – France ‘anti-terror’ law set

PARIS, June 22, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil …

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King Salman names son crown prince – Nephew replaces Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as Interior Minister

AMIR CONGRATULATES SAUDI KING ON APPOINTMENT DUBAI, June 21, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, …

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US says frustrated over Qatar embargo – UN chief backs Kuwait mediation

WASHINGTON, June 21, (Agencies): The United States declared itself “mystified” on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo …

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Qatar rift risks raising cost for Gulf debt issuers

DUBAI/RIYADH June 21, (RTRS): Qatar’s rift with its Arab neighbours is threatening to puncture investor appetite for the Gulf region as a whole, translating into …

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Gulf states prep for VAT in time of crisis – Inflationary pressures seen

DUBAI, June 21, (AFP): Oil-rich Gulf countries, which for decades have attracted millions of foreign workers thanks to their reputation as tax-free havens, aim to …

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