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Johnson quits UK govt in mounting Brexit crisis

Davis says couldn’t support May’s plan LONDON, July 9, (AP): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. May’s office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson’s resignation and would name …

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China could help us set up high-tech, industrial parks

WIN-WIN FOR CHINA-KUWAIT TIES KUWAIT CITY, July 8, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said China could help set up industrial and high-tech parks in northern Kuwait, part of the country’s strategic plans to diversify its economy and be a global trade and financial …

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KLM exits Iran

DUBAI, UAE, July 8, (Agencies): Dutch airline KLM says it will halt flights to Tehran “as a result of the negative results and financial outlook” following the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord. The airline, part of the Air France KLM group, made the announcement in a short statement …

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Police fire on Basra protesters – Two Filipinas freed

BASRA, Iraq, July 8, (Agencies): Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and other basic services, police and local officials said. Police sources said eight protesters were wounded in …

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Pakistans ex-PM Sharif gets 10-yr jail term

ISLAMABAD, July 7, (Agencies): A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family’s purchase of upscale London flats, in a major blow to his party ahead of general elections on July 25. The guilty verdict in …

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49 dead, 48 missing in Japan rain

Execution of doomsday cult founder sparks alert TOKYO, July 7, (Agencies): Forty nine people have been killed and 48 are unaccounted for in western and central Japan as torrential rain pounds the area, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes. Japan’s Meteorological …

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SHIPPING GIANT PULLS OUT OF IRAN FOR FEAR OF U.S. SANCTIONS

Tehran calls for more help from EU – MPs warn government on Hormuz threat AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON, July 7, (Agencies): One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in US sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European …

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Hezb aid Syria assault on south

BEIRUT, July 5, (Agencies): Hezbollah is helping to lead a Russian-backed offensive in southern Syria, pro-Damascus sources said, exposing the limits of US policy that hopes Moscow can get Iran and groups it backs out of the country. Hezbollah’s role in the offensive near the border with Jordan and the …

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Hormuz for all or no one: Guards; We’ll open it: US

Russia to do everything possible to keep N-deal LONDON, July 5 (Agencies): The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday their forces were ready to implement Iran’s threat to block the Strait of Hormuz and that if Iran cannot sell its oil under the US pressure, no other regional …

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Britain agrees to deploy troops to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 5: A senior diplomatic source has confirmed Britain’s agreement to deploy troops to Kuwait following a joint steering committee meeting last week during the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid to the United Kingdom, reports Annahar daily The same source added …

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