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International

US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, Jan 17, (AFP): The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House …

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Saudis down missile from Yemen

RIYADH, Jan 17, (Agencies): A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces …

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Qatar ‘work’ deal eyed for Salvadorians facing US exit

SAN SALVADOR, Jan 17, (Agencies): El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay …

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Arab League chief lauds Kuwaiti house – ‘Need for unity’

CAIRO, Jan 16, (KUNA): The Arab League’s Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Ghaith on Tuesday spoke highly of “parliamentary activity” in Kuwait, saying it was reflective of …

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Trump thanks Qataris for fight against terror – UAE to file complaint

WASHINGTON, Jan 16, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms,” …

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‘India’s orange passports discriminatory’

India’s plan to introduce orange-coloured passport jackets for some migrant workers is discriminatory and could increase the vulnerability of workers often duped by middlemen who …

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Pakistan fatwa forbids suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD, Jan 16, (Agencies): More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by …

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Amir condoles on Iraq bombings – 31 killed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday cables of condolences to Iraqi President Fuad Masoum and …

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Israel ‘disappointed’ by Modi rejection

NEW DELHI, Jan 15, (AFP): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India’s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his …

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Chibok girls won’t return – Hand over children: Shebab

KANO, Nigeria, Jan 15, (AFP): Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted …

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