Wednesday , October 18 2017

International

DAESH falling fast, says Trump – US ends arms support to anti-Assad rebels

WASHINGTON, July 20, (Agencies): The Islamic State group is falling “very fast,” US President Donald Trump said Thursday as he visited the Pentagon for a military strategy meeting. “We’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast, very fast,” Trump said, using another acronym for IS. Trump’s comments come …

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Israelis and Palestinians dig in – US urges ‘good faith’ effort to resolve rift

JERUSALEM, July 20, (Agencies): Israelis and Palestinians dug in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there, as international efforts were underway to try and stave off a major conflagration after Muslim clerics called for mass protests at the site on Friday. Israel’s public …

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First Saudi jobs website set to ‘boost’ women workforce – ‘Alajnabia’ free for job seekers

BEIRUT, July 20, (RTRS): An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi Arabia by creating the first job-searching website for females in the deeply conservative kingdom. Australian-born Naziha Deriche, 23, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, realised after completing …

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Police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singaporean woman

MANILA, July 20, (RTRS): Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed …

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Four switch to principles in opening on Gulf crisis – Al Jazeera can stay

UNITED NATIONS, July 19, (Agencies): Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and terrorism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them — a step that could pave the way for an early …

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Health plan fall brings dread for ‘recipients’ – ‘A really horrifying lottery’

DENVER, July 19, (AP): One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans …

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Chechnya plays big in rebuilding of Syria – ‘Forced to contribute’

MOSCOW, July 19, (AP): Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. A …

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Miniskirt woman freed without charges – Saudi prosecutor closes case

DUBAI, July 19, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. Police in Saudi Arabia had arrested the young woman for wearing “immodest clothes” after an outcry from people who say she …

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