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Sunday , November 18 2018

International

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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US-backed Syria fighters edge into IS hub – Kurds flee DAESH-held areas amid abductions

ALEPPO, Syria, June 25, (Agencies): US-backed fighters edged further into the Islamic State group stronghold of Manbij on Saturday, threatening a key stop on the jihadists’ lifeline from Turkey to their “caliphate” in Syria and neighbouring Iraq. But in the IS-held eastern town of Al-Quriyah, 47 people, most of them …

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At least 14 dead in Somali hotel attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, (AP): At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault that began with an …

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Iran cracks down on ‘vulgar Western’ dog owners

TEHRAN, June 25, (AFP): Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper that officials …

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Money laundering body keeps Iran on blacklist of high risks – Group calls for one-year suspension of some restrictions

UNITED NATIONS, June 24, (RTRS): An international group that monitors money laundering worldwide decided on Friday to keep Iran on its blacklist of high-risk countries but welcomed Iranian promises to improve and called for a one-year suspension of some restrictions on Tehran. At a meeting of its 37 members in …

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OVER $2 TRILLION WIPED OFF WORLD STOCKS; POUND HIT – Britain votes to leave EU, PM quits

LONDON, June 24, (RTRS): Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a 52-48 percent …

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