Tuesday , October 24 2017


Israel reopens sensitive holy site – Security forces shoot Palestinian gunman dead

JERUSALEM, July 16, (AFP): Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras. Crowds chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) as a number of initial visitors entered …

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Doha mall’s $1b-plus refinancing loan frozen amid Qatar boycott

Diplomatic crisis hurt bank’s appetite for deals DUBAI/DOHA, July 16, (RTRS): The refinancing of a $1 billion loan by Doha Festival City, a retail and hospitality complex in Qatar, has been indefinitely postponed as a diplomatic crisis deters regional banks from doing new Qatari business, bankers said. The refinancing, coordinated …

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Two German women stabbed to death – Kuwait condemns Egypt attacks HURGHADA, Egypt, July 15, (Agencies): Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt’s hobbled tourism industry. Judicial …

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Kuwait condemns Al-Aqsa Mosque closure by Israel

GCC, Europol to boost security cooperation KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (KUNA): Kuwait strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and thus banning of Palestinian worshippers from performing Friday prayers, for the first time in around half a century. The Israeli measure “is a provocation of feelings of Muslims around the …

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Saudi police kill wanted terrorist – Kuwait condemns Qatif attack

RIYADH, July 15, (Agencies): Saudi police have killed a wanted “terrorist” in the Shiite-majority eastern district of Qatif, where there has been a string of attacks on security forces, newspapers said Saturday. Jaafar al-Mobireek was killed late Friday in an operation in the city of Saihat, in Eastern Province, al-Jazirah …

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US has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead: Mattis

Iraq faces pockets of DAESH resistance WASHINGTON, July 15, (AFP): Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed. “If we knew, we would tell you — right …

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Holy site shut after Jersusalem attack

Closure of Aqsa mosque serious crime: OIC JERUSALEM, July 15, (Agencies): Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli- Palestinian tensions. Three Arab Israeli assailants opened fire on Israeli …

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Tillerson mum on progress, ends tour

US ANTI-BOYCOTT LAWS MAY COME INTO PLAY IN CRISIS US, France, EU voice support for Kuwait mediation DOHA, July 13, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Qatar on Thursday after a tour of Gulf Arab countries aimed at easing the worst regional dispute in years, but made no …

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Worshippers struggle under a ‘police state’ – Bid to curb ‘extremism’

KASHGAR, China, July 13, (AFP): Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uighur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang …

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