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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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UAE SAYS DOHA COULD FACE FRESH SANCTIONS

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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Duterte threatens to jail critics

Philippines, Indonesia to patrol Celebes Sea MANILA, July 2, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics of his use of martial law in the violence-wracked south, days before the Supreme Court is set to rule on its legality this week. Duterte declared military rule across the region …

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Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from jail

Ehud: from promise to prison RAMLA, Israel, July 2, (AFP): Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was freed from prison on Sunday after being granted parole from a 27-month sentence for corruption scandals that brought down his promising political career. Olmert, the country’s first former premier to serve jail time, did …

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Qatar rejects demands, ready to talk; EU affirm support for Kuwait mediation

TURKEY HOPEFUL AS ERDOGAN MEETS QATAR DEFENSE MINISTER – BAHRAIN INVOKES NATIONAL SECURITY CLAUSE AT WTO ROME, July 1, (Agencies): Qatar will reject a series of demands made by several other Arab states, its foreign minister said on Saturday, adding that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but …

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Amir congratulates Iraq on Mosul ‘win’

KUWAIT CITY, July 1, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations on Thursday to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the recapture of Mosul City from the so-called Islamic State (IS). In the cable, His Highness the Amir …

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Kuwait backs UNIDO’s efforts to eradicate global poverty: official

Taqui addresses 45th session of organization’s IDB in Vienna VIENNA, July 1, (KUNA): Kuwait has reaffirmed support to the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), encouraging comprehensive development around the globe to eradicate poverty. Acting Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Industry (PAI) Abdulkarim Taqui on Friday addressed the 45th …

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