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Attackers trained in Pakistan: Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 1, (Agencies): Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taleban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister said Thursday. Wais Ahemd Barmak told a …

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100 years on, real women’s equality still elusive: study

LONDON, Feb 1, (AFP): A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. “In both cases, it’s a discussion of equality,” Myriam Boussahba-Bravard, a …

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Fight until DAESH defeated – Trump

WASHINGTON, Jan 31, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump will warn that much more work remains in the war against the Islamic State group when he delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. In his speech, Trump declared that a US-led coalition has “liberated almost 100 percent of the …

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Mattis praises US-Qatar defence ties

WASHINGTON, Jan 31, (Agencies): Secretary of Defense James Mattis praised the US defense partnership with Qatar, calling it “a longtime friend in the region,” during bilateral talks on Tuesday with senior Qatari officials. Mattis praised his counterpart, Qatari Defense Minister Khaled Al-Atiyah, and the senior members of the delegation for …

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‘Islamist Fighters’ children potentially brainwashed’

Suspects weep as parents testify at Paris attacks trial BERLIN, Jan 31, (Agencies): Germany’s domestic intelligence chief wants the government to review laws restricting the surveillance of minors to guard against the children of Islamist fighters returning to the country as “sleeper agents” who could carry out attacks. Hans-Georg Maassen, …

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Saudi envoy congratulates Kuwait on its national days

‘Keen on upholding pillars of wise governance’ KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Kuwait Dr Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Fayez congratulated Kuwait on the 57th Independence Day, 27th Liberation Day and 12th anniversary of the rule of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber …

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UN official praises Kuwait for hosting Iraq rebuilding confab

G-7 reaffirm support for reconstruction meeting GENEVA, Jan 30, (KUNA): The chief of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Tuesday spoke highly of a Kuwaiti initiative to hold a conference over the reconstruction of war-torn Iraq. In his meeting with Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the United …

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Yemen pins hope on Kuwait

SEPARATISTS SURROUND PRESIDENTIAL PALACE KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his visiting Yemeni counterpart Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafion Tuesday met on the latest regional developments. They also addressed ongoing international efforts to find a political solution to the Yemeni problem …

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Civilians killed in Turkey offensive – 300 detained for ‘terror propaganda’

AFRIN, Syria, Jan 29, (Agencies): Clashes and air strikes again hit Syria’s border region of Afrin on Monday, with new civilian casualties reported as Turkey pursued an offensive against Kurdish forces. The operation, launched on Jan 20, sees Turkey providing air and ground support to Syrian opposition fighters in an …

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Islamic State militants assault kills 11 Afghan soldiers – Military academy hit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29, (AP): Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taleban and …

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