Thursday , November 23 2017

International

VAN PLOUGHS INTO CROWD ON BARCELONA LA RAMBLAS STREET – 13 confirmed dead, 80 injured

Suspect in attack said arrested BARCELONA, Aug 17, (RTRS): A van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Police said they had arrested a man linked …

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Hajj opens border for Qatar pilgrims

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 17, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj, despite a monthlong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage. …

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Riyadh, Baghdad to reopen border – Probe sought of IS crimes

BAGHDAD, Aug 17, (Agencies): Iraqi and Saudi officials on Wednesday inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years,, officials said Wednesday. The border has been shut to all travellers except Iraqi Muslim pilgrims heading to and from Mecca …

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US forces to ‘stay’ in Syria for decades: militia allies

Canberra says infamous Aussie IS fighter ‘likely’ dead AIN ISSA, Syria, Aug 17, (Agencies): Washington’s main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the US military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdishdominated region. The US-backed Syrian Democratic …

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Muslim-baiter Hanson wears burqa in Australia’s Senate

Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country’s top lawyer for the “appalling” stunt. Hanson wore the Islamic garment in the chamber to highlight what she said were the security issues it posed, …

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Arab boycott adds woes to Qatar expatriate workers – Land border closure raises food prices

DOHA, Aug 16, (RTRS): An Arab embargo on Qatar is inflicting pain on foreign migrant workers struggling amid an oil slump and disruption of deliveries for large construction projects linked to the 2022 soccer World Cup. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed sanctions on fellow …

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Philippines’ new gen of communist rebels

AT A GUERRILLA CAMP, Philippines, Aug 16, (Agencies): A kerosene lamp flickers beside a Macbook in a jungle camp as ageing Philippine communist leader Jaime Padilla plots the next step in one of Asia’s oldest insurgencies with a new generation of fighters. Fuelled by one of the world’s starkest rich-poor …

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‘Black money’ crackdown – India ups scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Aug 16, (RTRS): When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth. The moment, said a top aide to …

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Home of Palestinian who killed 3 razed

Israel builds wall after Gaza tunnel trauma KOBAR, Aug 16, (Agencies): Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Israelis in a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The military confirmed the demolition in the village of Kobar …

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AMIR SADDENED OVER KUWAITIS KILLED IN ATTACK

Imam of Grand Mosque one of 2 Kuwaiti clerics martyred on mission to promote moderate Islam KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the death of two Kuwaiti citizens in a terrorist explosion targeting a cafe in the …

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