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Wednesday , November 21 2018


GCC states affirm necessity to ‘boost’ human rights’ culture

‘Attention should be equally devoted to all forms’ GENEVA, June 25, (KUNA): Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have affirmed significance of promoting human rights’ culture and adopting dialogue and tolerance in face of mushrooming hatred and racial indiscrimination. This was declared in a statement made by the …

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Import ban on 1,300 items; traders clash

Iran girds for sanctions DUBAI, June 25, (RTRS): Iran is banning imports of over 1,300 products, preparing its economy to resist threatened US sanctions, amid rare public protests against the plunge of its currency to record lows. Police patrolled Tehran’s Grand Bazaar on Monday as security forces struggled to restore …

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Saudi women take to wheel

RIYADH, June 24, (RTRS): Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It’s a beautiful day,” businesswoman Samah al-Qusaibi said as she cruised …

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Kuwait A-Salaam village in Nepal opened

Al-Rahmah International Committee at the Social Reform Society recently inaugurated Kuwait Al-Salaam Village in Nepal, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The village contains 80 buildings with toilets. Each building is 37 square/meters in dimension built in the form of one-bedroom apartment with toilet and kitchen. I t also has a mosque built …

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Quite a mud-dle! Filipino devotees slather themselves in soil

They say there’s nothing quite like it for cooling the blood, but for more than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday, slathering their bodies in mud was a way to show devotion and humility. The annual tradition forms part of a joyous religious festival honouring a saint …

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Explosion at Mnangagwa’s rally injures 49

Zimbabwean police said on Sunday 49 people were injured in the explosion at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s political rally on Saturday with the number expected to change. “We expect the number to rise as some victims might come forward during the course of the day,” national police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told …

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Al-Sadr seen moving closer to Iran – Iraq PM, cleric agree alliance

BAGHDAD, June 24, (Agencies): Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival …

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Kuwait urges media role to liberate Hodeidah City

JEDDAH, June 23, (KUNA): There needs to be a proper media strategy in place to explain the various dimensions of the operation to liberate Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, Kuwait’s information minister said on Saturday. Liberating Hodeidah would be a turning point in the war in Yemen, Mohammad Al-Jabri, …

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Merkel visits Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad School in Beirut

BEIRUT, June 23, (KUNA): Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah School in Ras Beirut neighborhood on Saturday and observed Syrian refugee students’ involvement in classrooms and sport activities. During her visit, Merkel toured the school facilities, viewed the education methods applied in some grade …

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1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 23, (Agencies): An explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the cheering crowd that turned out to support sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous nation. Addressing the country minutes after he …

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