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ICQE provides ‘education’ to 70,000 Syrian refugees

Weekly roundup of Kuwait’s regional humanitarian efforts KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7, (KUNA): Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, the State of Kuwait continued to provide aid to people in Lebanon and Syria throughout the week. In Lebanon, the International Center for Quality Education (ICQE), better …

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Denmark set to ban the burqas

COPENHAGEN, Oct 7, (RTRS): Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings. Full and partial face veils such as burqas and niqabs …

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Kuwait reiterates its rejection of all forms of terrorism, extremism

‘Kuwait keen on supporting global anti-torture efforts’ NEW YORK, Oct 5, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has reiterated its firm stand by rejecting all forms of terrorism and extremism regardless of their causes, motives and sources, stressing that promotion of the culture of tolerance and coexistence among peoples and nations …

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Saudi King warns Iran

MOSCOW, Oct 5, (RTRS): Iran must stop meddling in the Middle East, visiting Saudi King Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin on Thursday, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. “We emphasize that the security and stability of the Gulf region and the Middle East is …

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Putin hails King Salman’s visit – Saudi to buy Russia S-400 defence system, other arms

MOSCOW, Oct 5, (Agencies): Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday opened talks in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia. At the Kremlin’s opulent St. Andrew’s Hall, Putin in televised remarks hailed the king’s visit as a “landmark” event. Salman in his …

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Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

Brunei’s all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in lavish style Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace. Tens of thousands of well-wishers waving the country’s flag lined the streets and cheered as Sultan Hassanal …

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Iran, Turkey to halt secession – Sides reject Kurd referendum

ANKARA, Oct 4, (Agencies): The presidents of Iran and Turkey vowed during talks in Tehran on Wednesday to work closely together to prevent the disintegration of Iraq and Syria and to oppose the Iraqi Kurds’ drive for independence. Shi’ite Muslim Iran and mainly Sunni Muslim Turkey, a NATO member, have …

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Trump fix eyed as Mattis, Europe back Iran deal – Sign-offs trouble

WASHINGTON, Oct 4, (Agencies): The future of the Iran nuclear deal may hinge on a face-saving fix for President Donald Trump so he doesn’t have to recertify the Islamic republic’s compliance every 90 days, according to US officials. Several officials familiar with internal discussions say the periodic reviews mandated by …

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‘Work with Pakistan one more time’ – US troop boost to cost $1b

WASHINGTON, Oct 4, (Agencies): The US military’s top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that the thousands of additional US troops President Donald Trump has ordered to Afghanistan will cost just over $1 billion a year, bringing the total bill for fighting America’s longest war to $12.5 billion annually. During wide-ranging hearings …

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