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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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Chicago sues Trump administration – Sanctuary city funding threat

CHICAGO, Aug 7, (RTRS): Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enacting new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny US immigration officials access to local jails. The lawsuit filed in US District Court claims that the federal policies force the city to …

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Pakistani teen sheds light on militant web – Would-be bomber testifies

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan, Aug 7, (RTRS): The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence. Usman’s testimony, a copy of which has been seen …

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Watch on military for signs of fraying loyalty

2 killed as Venezuela Army repels attack on base CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug 7, (Agencies): As Venezuela’s political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unfl inching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fraying. On Sunday morning, Venezuelans awoke to news …

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Japan backs Kuwait Gulf mediation

DOHA, Aug 6, (KUNA): Japan on Saturday reiterated its support of Kuwait’s ongoing mediation efforts to resolve the dispute between Qatar and another three Gulf Arab countries plus Egypt, urging the need for diplomacy as a solution. During talks with Qatar’s foreign minister in Doha, a Japanese official stressed the …

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