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Monday , November 19 2018

International

AMIR INVITES MORE U.S. FIRMS TO JOIN IN DEVELOPMENT

Kuwait great partner in anti-terror fight WASHINGTON, Sept 5, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited US President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday midday; he was accompanied by Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and other senior officials. President …

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Philippine town mayor killed

A Philippine town mayor who was linked by the president to illegal drugs was fatally shot in his office Wednesday in the latest brazen attack on local officials. Four gunmen barged into the Ronda municipality’s town hall in Cebu province early Wednesday and repeatedly shot Mayor Mariano Blanco, who was …

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Farmers disrupt Indian capital due to anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 : Thousands of farmers and labourers paralysed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections. A sharp drop in commodity prices and stagnant …

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Emirates plane quarantined in New York with sick passengers

NEW YORK, Sept 5, (RTRS): An Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after passengers became ill during the flight, the airline and New York news media said. As many as 100 passengers and crew reported feeling ill on …

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Tehran skirts Hormuz for oil exports

Iran to export oil despite US pressure: Rouhani TEHRAN, Sept 4, (Agencies): Iran is to move its main oil export terminal from the Gulf to the Oman Sea, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Tuesday, sparing its tankers from using the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Rouhani said exports were already being …

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Founder of the militant ‘Haqqani’ network dies – US service member killed

KABUL, Sept 4, (Agencies): Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taleban said on Tuesday. Haqqani, who founded the network in the 1970s, gave up operational leadership of the group …

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Powerful typhoon in Japan kills 6 – Evacuate early: PM Abe

TOKYO, Sept 4, (Agencies): Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people. Jebi – whose name means “swallow” in Korean – was briefly a super typhoon and is the …

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UAE selects 2 astronauts

DUBAI, Sept 3, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al- Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he …

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Britain backs deal … Japan to halt oil

INDIA LETS STATE REFINERS USE IRAN TANKERS, INSURANCE TEHRAN, Sept 3, (Agencies): British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt Sunday called on European companies to continue their work and investments in Iran, and to overcome technical obstacles facing economic cooperation between the two sides. “We …

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US halts $300m fund for Pakistan’s military – Expect Pompeo exchanges

ISLAMABAD, Sept 3, (Agencies): Pakistan’s new government said he will “have exchanges” with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington’s cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits Islamabad on Wednesday. Adopting a tougher line with an ally that US President Donald Trump considers …

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