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QATAR BANS GOODS FROM BLOCKADE COUNTRIES

No hope of ending Gulf crisis: Bahrain – Fears split may benefit Iran RIYADH, May 27, (Agencies): Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbours, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago. “The information in …

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Algeria health center gets HH Amir prize for research

Kuwait, WHO cooperation lauded GENEVA, May 26, (KUNA): Algeria’s El-Badr Cancer Patient Association was awarded on Friday the 2018 His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prize for Research in HealthCare for the Elderly and in Health Promotion. Kuwait’s Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah presented the prize …

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UNSC ‘resolution’ co-sponsored by Kuwait condemns civilians’ starving

NEW YORK, May 26, (KUNA): Co-sponsored by Kuwait, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cote d’Ivoire, a resolution was unanimously passed by the UN Security Council on Thursday to strongly condemn the starving of civilians and the unlawfully denying of humanitarian access to civilian populations as warfare tactics. The Resolution 2417 (2018), …

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Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman killing 2

SALALAH, Oman, May 26, (Agencies): Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said. Civil defence officials said a man and a 12-yearold girl were killed, while three Asians were missing after …

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Iran N-deal in intensive care – Tehran seeks measures by end-May

VIENNA, May 26, (Agencies): European countries have until the end of May to propose ways to mitigate the effects of the US withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran, a senior Iranian official said Friday. Tehran has threatened to restart its uranium enrichment programme at an …

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Kuwaitis in Oman advised to be cautious over cyclone Mekunu

Oman police urge residents of coastal areas to move to safer places MUSCAT, May 24, (KUNA): Kuwaiti citizens in Oman have been advised against impact of the incoming storm Mekunu which has reportedly wreacked havoc on the Yemeni island Socotra in the Arabian Sea. The State of Kuwait Embassy in …

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‘Intel chief asked me to resign’ – Sharif comments likely to further fray tense relations

ISLAMABAD, May 24, (Agencies): Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday accused a former intelligence chief of asking him to resign during opposition protests in 2014, comments likely to further fray tense civil-military relations ahead of general elections. Sharif’s allegations, made in court documents before the three-time premier read …

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US disrupts botnet of 500,000 hacked routers

WASHINGTON, May 24, (AFP): The US Justice Department has said that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence. The move was aimed at breaking up an operation deeply embedded …

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Duterte’s help sought to tap N-energy – Some Filipinos advocate nuclear revival

MORONG, Philippines/MANILA, May 23, (RTRS): Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia’s only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility. The Philippines splashed out $2.3 billion on the 621-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, but …

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Second Indian state reports Nipah cases – Avoid travelling to Kerala

DUBAI, May 23, (Agencies): Bahrain has asked its nationals to avoid travelling to India’s Kerala until an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus, spread by fruit bats, is under control, the Gulf state’s consulate in Mumbai said on its Twitter account on Wednesday. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms and …

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