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Britain vows action after racist attacks – Polish, Muslim leaders express concern

LONDON, June 28, (Agencies): Polish and Muslim leaders in Britain expressed concern on Monday after a spate of racially motivated hate crimes following last week’s vote to leave the European Union in which immigration was widely regarded as a key factor in the outcome. Police said offensive leaflets targeting Poles …

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Amir congratulates Iraq on Falluja liberation

KUWAIT CITY, June 27, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable Monday to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on liberating the city of Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS) militants. In the cable, His Highness the Amir wished …

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LA crash kills 2 Kuwaiti students

WASHINGTON, June 27, (Agencies): Two Kuwaiti students have been killed in a road accident in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, Kuwait’s General Consulate in the United States’ second largest city said on Monday. The victims have been identified as Abdulwahab Hamad Al-Ali and Mubarak Al-Kshout, while the identity …

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‘Death penalty was for retribution’ – Duterte ready to clash with Catholic church on birth control

MANILA, June 27, (Agencies): Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution. Duterte gave a lengthy speech in his southern hometown of Davao to outline his vision for …

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New Delhi joins elite MTCR – Police arrest schoolgirl over exam cheating scandal

NEW DELHI, June 27, (Agencies): India on Monday joined an exclusive club of countries controlling exports in missile technology, just a day after bemoaning its exclusion from another elite group that governs international nuclear fuel and technology. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar signed onto the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) aimed …

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Yemen situation of profound concern to me: Ban – Amir meets UN chief

KUWAIT CITY, June 26, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Sunday at Bayan Palace, visiting United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his accompanying delegation. The meeting tackled the progress of ongoing Yemeni peace talks that aim to bring a political solution to …

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Falluja fully liberated from DAESH – Iraqi commander

BAGHDAD, June 26, (Agencies): A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Falluja was “fully liberated” from Islamic State militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Falluja to remain under IS control, the head of …

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IS video shows killing of 5 activists – ‘Raids kill 82’

BEIRUT, June 26, (Agencies): A graphic video emerged Sunday showing the killing of fi ve Syrian media activists captured by the Islamic State group last year. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fi ve were abducted in October and are believed to have been killed in December …

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‘Abu Sayyaf is not my enemy’

MANILA, June 26, (AFP): Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he could be open to peace talks with the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, which recently beheaded two foreign hostages and kidnapped seven more. “The Abu Sayyaf is not my enemy. I know it is connected with the issue of Mindanao,” …

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EUROPEAN POWERS DEMAND QUICK BRITISH EXIT – Britain, EU squabble over divorce talks

LONDON, June 25, (Agencies): European powers demanded a quick divorce Saturday as Britain’s seismic vote to abandon the EU sparked bitter break-up rows at home and abroad. Britons had cast aside warnings of isolation and economic disaster to vote 52 percent-48 percent in favour of quitting the European Union in …

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