Friday , October 20 2017


Modi begins 1st ever Israel ‘visit’ – Indian Jews ‘excited’

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 4, (Agencies): India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has landed in Israel for a high-profile visit aimed at celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthening his country’s already warm ties with the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Modi at Israel’s international airport on Tuesday …

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Putin and Xi talk trade, N. Korea at Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting tensions over North Korea ahead of G20 summit talks with US President Donald Trump. The sit-down in Moscow is meant to focus on bolstering trade ties between the two partners, with deals worth billions …

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Amir given official Qatari response – DEADLINE EXTENDED

‘NOT EASY TO SWALLOW’ … QATAR WARNS ON MILITARY INTERVENTION KUWAIT CITY, July 3, (Agencies): Qatar on Monday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances. Details of the response were …

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Kuwaitis warned over Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3, (Agencies): Kuwait’s embassy in the Philippines on Monday called on Kuwaiti nationals or potential travelers to be vigilant due to violence in the southern region of the country. The embassy, in a statement, said that ongoing violence in the South might spread to other areas nearby. …

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Qatar learns to adapt embargo but ‘nightmare’ still lingers on – ‘We consume less’

DOHA, July 3, (AFP): Nearly a month since Qatar was isolated by its Gulf neighbours, residents of the emirate have learned to adapt to the daily realities of living with the embargo. They buy vegetables and milk that come from Iran and Turkey, complain about price increases for staples while …

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DAESH cornered in Mosul – Women suicide bombers hit back

MOSUL/ERBIL, July 3, (Agencies): Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, making a doomed last stand in their former Iraqi stronghold. In fierce fighting, Iraqi army units forced the insurgents back into a …

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Kuwaiti banks to stay invested in Qatar

Kuwaiti institutions confident of financial solvency DUBAI, July 2, (Agencies): Kuwaiti banks have no intention of withdrawing their deposits and investments from Qatar, a Kuwaiti official source told Reuters on Sunday. The source, speaking on condition of unanimity because of political sensitivities, noted that Kuwaiti banks had not announced plans …

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RIFT RAISES DOUBT ON SUSTAINABILITY OF GCC – QATAR STOCKS FALL DUBAI, July 2, (Agencies): Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. Qatari Foreign …

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On rainy 150th birthday, nation celebrates the meaning of Canada

Canada’s long-anticipated 150th birthday celebrations on Saturday were marked by heavy rains and some protests, though the downpour failed to dampen spirits of revelers who thronged in large numbers to enjoy musical performances and parades. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off celebrations amid heavy security and some 25,000 people assembled …

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