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International

Iraq claims 2,500 IS kills in Fulluja battle – Special forces press offensive

BAGHDAD, June 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s government forces on Tuesday dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighborhoods of Falluja as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 IS militants dead. The announcements came just days after the government had declared the …

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‘Death in childbirth’ up in Pakistani-held Kashmir – Grim prospects for women

SHARDA, Pakistan, June 21, (Agencies): “We are afraid we could die,” says Asmat Nisa, a mother-of-five set to give birth again. It is a dangerous prospect for women in the remote mountains of Pakistani-held Kashmir, where doctors are few and help is far. “There is no hospital here and I …

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Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor receives religious clerics from Lebanon

Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor, the Board Chairman of Al-Habtoor Group Monday, June 20 held an Iftar party in Dubai in honor of a delegation of religious clerics from Lebanon. According to a press release, Dean of Journalism and Editorin- Chief of Al-Seyassah and Arab Times newspapers Ahmed Al- Jarallah also attended …

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Thailand drivers ‘get’ gory lesson at morgue

BANGKOK, June 20, (AP): Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue Monday to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand’s roads. Thailand has the world’s second- worst record for traffic …

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Iran claims disrupting major ‘terrorist’ plot

TEHRAN, Iran, June 20, (AP): Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country’s state media reported on Monday. The reports quote the country’s Intelligence Ministry as saying that it has arrested several …

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Nepali guards among 23 killed in Afghanistan’s bomb attacks – Kathmandu ‘shocked’ by killing of its nationals in Kabul

KABUL, June 20, (AFP): A busload of Nepali security guards were among 23 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan Monday, days after Washington expanded the US military’s authority to strike the Taleban. A Taleban spokesman on Twitter claimed the first attack, which killed 14 Nepali security guards …

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‘2 Indian nationals held’ after being accused of rape in Harare

Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Harare after being accused of rape, but reports that they are members of the Indian cricket team are incorrect, officials in Zimbabwe confirmed on Sunday. An article in a Zimbabwean publication claimed that an Indian player involved in the ongoing cricket tour to …

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Qatar condemns Morsi verdict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 19, (AP): Regional adversaries Qatar and Egypt have renewed their animosity, trading harshly-worded statements over the sentencing to death by a Cairo court of six people, including two Al- Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing Egyptian documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha- …

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Bodies of 19 Ethiopians found

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a “nauseous” smell, offi cials said Saturday. Seventy-six other Ethiopians were found still alive when the Zambianregistered truck was stopped Thursday in the southeast …

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Gulf must gear up for taxes – Companies prepare plans for VAT, Excise Tax

DUBAI, UAE, June 19: The GCC Ministers of Finance held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday June 16 in Jeddah and approved in principle the Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax treaties. Some administrative matters still need to be resolved, notably with regards to the tax collection mechanism related to …

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