Wednesday , September 26 2018


7 currency exchange houses in UAE punished

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates’ decision to punish seven currency exchange houses is unrelated to a crackdown on a network funnelling illicit funds to Iran, the UAE central bank said on Sunday. “The seven exchange houses had their licences downgraded because they were found to be in violation of …

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Kuwait contributes $30 million to UNHCR’s operations in Yemen

KUWAIT CITY, July 14: The State of Kuwait has made a generous contribution of $30 million to UNHCR’s operations in Yemen. The contribution will benefit hundreds of thousands of men, women and children affected by the crisis in the country through the provision of essential humanitarian aid and protection services …

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Strike on DAESH kills 54

BEIRUT, July 14, (AFP): An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried …

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Pakistan suicide attack kills 130

Fears of more election violence ISLAMABAD, July 14, (Agencies): A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan’s general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province. As campaigning intensifies, attacks …

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Iran claims US isolated on sanctions

DUBAI, July 14, (RTRS): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States was more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies. Rouhani, in remarks carried live on state television, spoke after meeting the heads of parliament and the judiciary. He appeared to be trying …

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Trump arrives in ‘hot spot’ UK, questioning May’s Brexit plan

LONDON, July 12, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump arrived in “hot spot” Britain on Thursday after casting doubt on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for leaving the European Union and with protests planned across the country where he says the people like him a lot. After a NATO summit where …

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India’s police charge politician from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party with rape

NEW DELHI, July 12, (Agencies): Indian federal investigators Wednesday charged a politician from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party with raping a teenager whose plight was ignored by police until she tried to set herself alight. The Central Bureau of Investigation charged Kuldeep Singh Sengar with the 2017 rape of a …

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‘Province’ sign stirs anger in Philippines

4th official killed in week MANILA, July 12, (Agencies): Banners calling the Philippines a “province of China” mysteriously appeared on bridges in Manila on Thursday, sparking fury on social media on what was the second anniversary of Manila’s victory over Beijing in a landmark arbitration case. The terms “province of …

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US urges allies to cut off Iran funding – UAE disrupts Iran finance operation

SQUEEZE WILL FORCE TEHRAN TO TABLE, SAYS TRUMP BRUSSELS, July 12, (RTRS): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on American allies on Thursday to help impose economic pressure on Iran, and accused Tehran of continuing to sell weapons in the Middle East despite United Nations resolutions. “We must cut …

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Relief, joy after ‘extraordinary’ rescue

12 boys, coach in good condition CHIANG RAI, Thailand, July 11, (Agencies): The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a fl ooded Thai cave lost an average of 2 kg (4 lb) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of …

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