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International

Tiny Qatar is living large despite Arab siege – ‘Little sign of hardship’

DOHA, Qatar, July 12, (AP): It’s been more than a month since four Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to Qatar, but in the gas-rich Gulf nation’s glimmering malls and luxury hotels there is little sign of hardship. High-end clothing stores hawk the latest summer trends. Grocery stores …

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77 foreigners held in Malaysia crackdown

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia, July 12, (Agencies): Malaysian authorities have raided a construction site and detained 77 foreigners as part of a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigration officials said more than 3,100 foreigners and 63 employers who allegedly hired workers illegally have been detained since a sweep began July 1. …

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Teenager killed by phone in bath-tub

AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, (RTRS): A Texas teenager was killed after she grasped a plugged-in cell phone while taking a bath, prompting her family to spread word of the incident to prevent another electrocution death. Madison Coe, 14 and from Lubbock, died at her father’s home in New Mexico over …

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Gulf crisis making world markets edgy

Dispute may impact huge swathe of investment LONDON, July 12, (RTRS): Qatar’s tensions with its neighbours are making world markets edgy about any hint of financial instability among the Gulf economies, whose vast store of petrodollar savings permeate global investments. The diplomatic spat — in which a number of Gulf …

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Amir voices bitterness, extreme concern … vows mediation push

TILLERSON, QATAR SIGN MoU ON TERROR US, Kuwait, Britain call for rapid solution KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (Agencies): His Highness Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah on Tuesday expressed “bitterness” and is “extremely concerned” over “unprecedented developments” on the Gulf crisis. His Highness the Amir appreciates the …

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Baghdadi reported dead … US can’t confirm

CAIRO/BEIRUT, July 11, (RTRS): The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. The report came just days after the Iraqi army recaptured the last sectors of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which …

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7 Hindu pilgrims killed in Indian Kashmir

NEW DELHI, July 11, (Agencies): Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide. The pilgrims were on their way back from the Amarnath shrine deep in the Himalayas …

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16 dead in US military plane crash in Mississippi

All 16 troops aboard a Marine Corps air refueling and transport aircraft were killed when the plane crashed in a field in rural Mississippi, officials confirmed Tuesday. Authorities provided few details on what went wrong, or the nature of the Marines’ mission. The KC-130, an air refueling aircraft that can …

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With global jihadis, IS likely here to stay – Extremist group has shown degree of flexibility

The Islamic State group’s mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global jihadis gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of extremists escaping the war zone in Iraq and Syria to those who never went there in the first place. The …

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Tillerson in Kuwait – 13 demands done … not worth revisiting, says US

Terror finance monitoring system eyed ISTANBUL/DOHA, July 10, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Kuwait on Monday for talks aimed at resolving the crisis triggered by the cutoff of links with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies. In Doha, a Western diplomat said creation of a …

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