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Al Habtoor updated on progress of Expo 2020

DUBAI, UAE, Feb 2: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor received Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy at his office on Al Wasl Road on Monday Feb 1. HE Al Hashimy updated the Al Habtoor Group Chairman on the progress of the EXPO 2020 and to hear his thoughts on how to make …

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Amir to UK

LONDON, Feb 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in London Heathrow Airport Monday to head Kuwaiti delegation to the 4th international donors conference on Syria and the region. His Highness the Amir was received at the aiport by representative of Queen Elizabeth II, the …

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Britain grants first licence for modification of embryos

LONDON, Feb 1, (AFP): Britain on Monday granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns. “Our licence committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew …

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Palestinian shot dead after attempting to stab Israelis

JERUSALEM, Feb 1, (Agencies): Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said, the latest in a months-long wave of Palestinian attacks that shows little sign of abating. The Palestinian had infiltrated a security fence near the Israeli …

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Taleban suicide bomber kills 20 outside Afghan police base

KABUL, Feb 1, (Agencies): A Taleban suicide bomber struck a police base in central Kabul Monday, killing at least 20 people just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded in the bombing at the entrance …

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Boko Haram extremists burn kids alive in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Jan 31, (Agencies): A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the …

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Americans among Saudi terror arrests

RIYADH, Jan 31, (Agencies): Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens among 33 “terror” suspects rounded up over the past days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Sunday. Four Americans were arrested on Monday and five others over the past four days, the paper reported citing an unidentified source. The …

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French speaking jihadist executes ‘apostates’ – Man threatens attacks against West

BAGHDAD, Jan 31, (AFP): The Islamic State group released a video Saturday purporting to show a French-speaking jihadist threatening attacks against the West and executing so-called apostates and spies in Iraq. The footage, posted on jihadist websites, is said to have been produced by the IS media office in Iraq’s …

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Air India made ‘disabled’ passenger to crawl

NEW DELHI, Jan 31, (AFP): A disabled passenger said Sunday she was forced to crawl on New Delhi airport’s tarmac after Air India failed to provide a wheelchair when her plane landed, an allegation the carrier denies. Anita Ghai, 53, a leading disability rights activist, said she was left stranded …

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Saudi terrorist mosque bombing condemned

RIYADH, Jan 30, (KUNA): The Kingdom’s General Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh condemned on Saturday the terrorist bombings that targeted worshippers while performing Friday prayer at a mosque in Al-Ahsa governorate which resulted in the killing and wounding of many innocents as part of corruption on earth. In …

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