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Kuwaiti society coordinates with UN to relieve Yemenis

RIYADH, March 5, (KUNA): A delegation of Kuwait Society for Relief (KSR) on Monday discussed with officials at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen coordinating humanitarian activities as part of the ongoing campaign, “Kuwait By Your Side.” A campaign statement said the meeting …

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Syria bombing claims 45

BEIRUT, March 5, (Agencies): Syrian regime bombardment on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed at least 45 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said at least 19 of the victims were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, where regime aircraft used …

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Iraq orders seizure of assets of Saddam-era officials

Baghdad, March 5, 2018 (AFP) -Iraq has ordered the seizure of assets that belonged to executed dictator Saddam Hussein and more than 4,200 officials from his former regime, an official statement said Monday. The list of ex-regime bosses was drawn up by the Iraqi agency charged with tracking down former …

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Philippines arrests suspected pro-Islamic State militant over siege

Manila, March 5, 2018 (AFP) -Philippine police announced on Monday the arrest of a suspected pro-Islamic State jihadist accused of killing civilians in last year’s deadly siege of the southern city of Marawi. Hundreds of gunmen flying black IS flags seized Marawi in May last year, triggering a five-month battle …

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Bus, oil tanker collision kills 9 on a Pakistani highway

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a passenger bus has collided head on with an oil tanker on an inter-city highway, killing nine people and injuring 30. A police officer says the accident took place near the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Abdus Shakoor says the bus was on its way …

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In Syria’s Ghouta, shelters are tombs for the living

BEIRUT (AP) — There have been many goodbyes in eastern Ghouta — more than 600 in the past two weeks. That is the estimated number of civilians killed in the Syrian military’s offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus, under opposition control for nearly six years. There …

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‘Iraqis grateful for help from Kuwait’ – Speaker meets Al-Jabouri

KUWAIT CITY, March 4, (KUNA): Iraq’s top lawmaker Dr Salim Al-Jabouri on Sunday said he was thankful for the support Kuwait has given his war-torn country, with aid running the gamut from humanitarian to relief assistance. Iraq “wants to turn a new page in its relationship with its Arab neighbors, …

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France warns of sanctions – Iran denies link to Bahrain cell

PARIS, March 4, (Agencies): France’s foreign minister told Iran ahead of a visit to Tehran on Monday that the country needed to address concerns over its ballistic missile programme or risked new sanctions. “There are ballistic programmes of missiles that can reach several thousand kilometres which are not compatible with …

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Assad retakes quarter of enclave

DAMASCUS, March 4, (Agencies): Syria’s regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had advanced to …

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Bahrain arrests 116 in alleged Iran-linked cell

‘Armed network set up by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ DUBAI, March 3, (Agencies): Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a “terror” cell allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. An official statement on state news agency BNA said that security services had in the …

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