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Police disperse Basra protests

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 2, (Agencies): Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraq’s giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday, police sources said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption. Officials at the field in the southern oil …

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Obama, Bush mourn McCain at service

‘Passing of American greatness … the real thing’ WASHINGTON, Sept 1, (RTRS): Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gathered with thousands of fellow mourners on Saturday to honor the late John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero whose bids for the White House were …

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India to help Nepal ‘construct’ rail link

KATHMANDU, Sept 1, (Agencies): India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighbouring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan. An agreement to study the feasibility …

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Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans: US ambassador

Amsterdam, 1 Sep: Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting The Netherlands, the US ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act. Police shot and …

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Mosque razing fuels protest in China

BEIJING, Aug 30, (AP): A rare public protest by thousands of Hui Muslims this month was caused by local officials’ recklessness, Chinese authorities said Thursday, without settling concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed. The governor of the region of Ningxia and a regional Communist Party …

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Saudi-led coalition dismisses UN report on war crimes

RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition battling in Yemen on Wednesday dismissed as inaccurate a report by UN investigators that highlighted possible war crimes in the conflict-torn country including deadly air strikes by the alliance. “We affirm the inaccuracies in the report and its nonneutrality,” the coalition said in a statement released …

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Bahrain ‘charges’ 13 with terrorism

DUBAI, Aug 30, (AFP): Bahrain’s attorney general on Thursday said 13 people have been charged with terrorism offenses, over suspected ties to an anti-government protest movement that first emerged in 2011. “Charges of forming and funding a terrorist cell have been filed against six persons in custody and another seven …

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Kuwait fears bloodletting in Idlib

NEW YORK, Aug 29, (Agencies): A military option in Syria’s Idlib would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences, especially with half of the governorate’s population are internally-displaced, Kuwait said before the UN Security Council late Tuesday. Diplomatic efforts need to be doubled on the highest of levels in order to avoid carnage …

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Basra ill on water crisis

BAGHDAD, Aug 29, (Agencies): The Iraqi Human Rights Commission on Wednesday asked the Iraqi Government to announce Basra a disaster-stricken city because of the water crisis that is causing thousands of people to fall ill. In a press conference on the situation in Basra, a delegation of the Commission to …

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Khamenei ready to abandon N-deal

INDIA WON’T HALT ALL OIL IMPORTS … IRAQ TO DEMAND WAIVER TEHRAN, Aug 29, (Agencies): Iran’s supreme leader warned Wednesday the country could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests, even as economic and political pressure mounted on the government. “Naturally, if we …

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