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Wednesday , November 14 2018


Philippines women’s march tells Duterte ‘enough’

More than 1,000 women marched in Manila on Tuesday to tell President Rodrigo Duterte they have had enough of what they termed his repeated misogynistic words and deeds. The columns of protesters, carrying umbrellas against steady rain and some wearing the colours of the Philippine flag, chanted “Duterte is afraid …

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Trump could flip in hours, Iran warns Kim on N-deal

27 held over Ramadan terror plot LONDON, June 12, (Agencies): Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting US President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearisation agreement within hours. Tehran cited its own experience in offering the advice to Kim a month after Washington …

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Gandhi to fight defaming RSS in court

India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defaming a powerful Hindu supremacist group closely linked to the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi will fight charges in court that he defamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation when he accused the Hindu movement of assassinating …

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Kuwait joins in $2.5bn in Jordan aid

BANK DEPOSIT, GUARANTEES, BUDGET SUPPORT…PROJECTS DUBAI, June 11, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $2.5 billion of aid to Jordan on Monday, a joint statement from the Gulf states said, following austerity measures that have sparked massive protests in the country. Price hikes and subsidy cuts …

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Qatar files discrimination case against UAE at UN

DUBAI: Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Abu Dhabi of “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens” amid a yearlong boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. An Emirati minister dismissed the filing as a stunt. The case …

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China backs Iran Nuclear deal

BEIJING, June 11, (Agencies): Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be “earnestly” implemented as he met the country’s president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security …

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Houthi projectile kills 3 Saudi civilians – Retaliation vowed

AMIR CONDOLES, KUWAIT CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SAUDI CITY RIYADH, June 10, (Agencies): Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a “projectile” at the southwestern Saudi province of Jazan killing three civilians Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the insurgents said. “The terrorist Iranian-Houthi militia has targeted civilians with a projectile” killing three civilians …

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Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet

Bloc seeks to challenge Western-led order QINGDAO, China, June 10, (Agencies): Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized “selfish, short-sighted” policies Sunday during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray over trade tensions. “We should …

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EU pledges 20mn euros to ease Jordan crisis

AMMAN, June 10, (Agencies): European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced Sunday 20 million euros ($23.5 million) in aid for Jordan following a wave of anti-austerity protests that led to the prime minister’s resignation. The EU will support Jordan “with all possible means at our disposal including economic and …

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Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs

‘Good experience in a country at war’ KABUL, June 9, (RTRS): Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago. …

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