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7 executed in Saudi Arabia for murder and drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. …

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain questioned on taxing energy and soft drinks

DUBAI: The European Union, Switzerland and the United States have complained at the World Trade Organisation about an excise tax imposed by several Gulf Arab states on carbonated and energy drinks, according to notes of a WTO meeting and diplomatic sources. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were …

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Woman burned to death in India

Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said. Five men allegedly took it in turns to rape the woman after barging into her home early on Saturday, before dragging …

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Philippines arrests Islamist’s wife

Philippine soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday. Nafisa Pundog, who had been in hiding for two years since her escape from prison, was arrested in …

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Deliberate move to eradicate Islam in China feared

Profound change in China’s ‘Little Makkah’ LINXIA, China, July 16, (AFP): Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Makkah”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they …

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Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

CHICAGO, July 16, (AP): A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, footage released Sunday from an officer’s body-worn camera shows. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it’s …

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Trump, Putin differ on Iran

HELSINKI, July 16, (Agencies): The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel’s security, US President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We both spoke with Bibi (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) and they would like to do certain things with …

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Dozens wounded in southern Iraq – MoI dismisses violence video

GOVERNMENT TO BRIEF MPs; KUWAIT READY TO ASSIST: AMIR KUWAIT CITY/BASRA, Iraq, July 15: Dozens of demonstrators were wounded in southern Iraq Sunday in clashes with police as protests over unemployment and a lack of basic services entered a second week, officials said. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has announced …

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May says Trump told her to ‘sue the EU’

Back me or risk ‘no Brexit at all’: PM London, July 15, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said Sunday. May said Trump’s self-declared “brutal” option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue …

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7 currency exchange houses in UAE punished

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates’ decision to punish seven currency exchange houses is unrelated to a crackdown on a network funnelling illicit funds to Iran, the UAE central bank said on Sunday. “The seven exchange houses had their licences downgraded because they were found to be in violation of …

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