Thursday , October 19 2017

International

US immigrants stream into Canada

CHAMPLAIN, NY, Aug 9, (AP): They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones wearing Mickey Mouse …

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Thousands march for quota in government jobs in India

MUMBAI, India, Aug 9, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of people waving saffron flags marched through Mumbai on Wednesday demanding quotas in government jobs and education for the underprivileged Maratha community in western India. The marchers covered a distance of more than five kms (3 miles) silently with no speeches or …

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Suspect held after car hits soldiers – Counter-terror probe launched

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday. “A suspect who was driving the car involved in the attack has been arrested on the highway between Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer,” Philippe told …

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AMIRI LETTERS TO BAHRAIN, UAE, OMAN, EGYPT – US envoys in Kuwait on Gulf crisis

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8, (KUNA): During talks with Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Monday, a US official and retired US general reiterated support of Kuwait’s efforts to resolve the ongoing feud between Qatar and four other Arab countries. Both Deputy Assistant State Secretary for Arab Gulf Affairs Tim …

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Five Dubai arrests in multinational take-down of two crime syndicates

SYDNEY, Aug 8, (Agencies): Police in Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands have arrested 17 people and seized nearly two tonnes of narcotics in raids the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday had broken up two interlinked Middle Eastern crime syndicates. In simultaneous operations, nine men and a woman were …

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‘Illegals’ await Saudi crackdown

RIYADH, Aug 8, (RTRS): For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering “illegal expatriates” to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July. The campaign, “a nation without violators,” warned of fines, jail time and deportation …

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7 decades into Indian democracy – Royal palace continues to thrive

JODHPUR, India, Aug 8, (AP): In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind. Three years later, India was free from British …

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German 9/11 suspect died: Al-Qaeda leader – Victim’s remains ID’d

BERLIN, Aug 8, (AP): A German man believed to have provided logistical support to the Hamburgbased Sept 11 hijackers has died, according to a newly-released audio message from the leader of al- Qaeda. The announcement by Ayman al-Zawahri came in an Aug 2 audio message posted online in which he …

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BAHRAIN OVERCOMES CONSEQUENCES OF IRAN AGGRESSION – PM hopes for restoration of Gulf unity

  KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Kingdom of Bahrain has overcome dire consequences of the Iranian aggression and its security situation is stable, says Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa. His Highness the Prince made the statement in an exclusive interview at Qudaibiya Palace in Manama, Bahrain recently; …

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Rift said to risk Dubai status as financial hub – 3,000 Turkish troops for Doha

LONDON, Aug 7, (RTRS): The boss of Standard Chartered has warned that Dubai risks damaging its status as a financial centre as a result of the trade boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc, which includes the United Arab Emirates. Standard Chartered is a major lender across the Middle East …

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