Sunday , November 19 2017

International

Financial links to held-Saudis sought

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11, (Agencies): The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has asked banks and local financial institutions to disclose their businesses with Saudi princes and businessmen who were arrested by Saudi authorities a few days ago for involvement in corruption, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily pointed out, the Saudi …

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Iranian markings on Yemen missile

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 11, (AP): Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings”, the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, …

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Tensions over Muslim street prayers

CLICHY, France, Nov 11, (AFP): Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris on Friday and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government …

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Kuwait, Saudi ask its citizens to quit Lebanon

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9, (Agencies): Kuwaiti citizens currently in Lebanon are urged to leave the country immediately, a foreign ministry statement said Thursday. The statement attributed the step to circumstances experienced by Lebanon at the moment, as well as a precautionary measure against any negative impact that might take place. …

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Iraq hits Kurdish banking

BAGHDAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov 14 and all banks must report back with …

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Sisi ‘redlines’ Gulf

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 9, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has re-affirmed that security of Arab and Gulf states is inseparable from Egypt’s national security. “Any threat to the Gulf is a threat to Egypt,” the Egyptian president said during a meeting with representatives of Egyptian, Arab and foreign media …

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Fresh arrests in Saudi graft purge

RIYADH, Nov 8, (RTRS): Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in …

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Rome keen to take part in Kuwait’s dev

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8, (KUNA): The Italian Ambassador to Kuwait Giuseppe Scognamiglio has said that his country is eager to participate in the implementation of the projects on Kuwait’s development plans. He added that leading Italian companies have been carrying out infrastructure and housing projects in the Gulf country. Scognamiglio …

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Trump tours Forbidden City

Beijing seen as key to controlling Pyongyang BEIJING, Nov 8, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour intended to build a global front against North Korea’s nuclear threats. After warning North …

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