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International

‘China won’t give up inch of territory’

Xi tells Mattis need cooperation not confrontation BEIJING, June 27, (RTRS): China is committed to peace and won’t cause “chaos” in the world, but cannot give up even an inch of territory that the country’s ancestors have left behind, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on …

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Kuwait & UK hold talks on ‘deal of the century’

Support for Palestinians reiterated LONDON, June 27, (KUNA): The visiting Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister on Wednesday affirmed the State of Kuwait’s political and financial support at the government and public levels for the Palestinian people and leadership. Khaled Al-Jarallah, speaking to KUNA after cosigning a joint task plan for the …

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Haley tells India to cut Iran oil

US begins to dismantle sanctions relief NEW DELHI, June 27, (Agencies): US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port …

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Dozens killed near Yemen’s Hodeidah

KHOKHA, Yemen, June 26, (Agencies): Air strikes and artillery fire killed 55 people near Yemen’s Hodeidah, medical sources and residents said Tuesday, as the UAE insisted Houthi rebels pull out of the key port city. Hodeidah port has been held by the Iran-backed Houthis since 2014, when the rebels drove …

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Apply law to war crimes: Kuwait – Syria hits south

GENEVA, June 26, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait called on Tuesday to apply international laws in dealing with war crimes witnessed in Syria. This came during a speech delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights …

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Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

Ex-NATO chief Solana denied US entry WASHINGTON, June 26, (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on …

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Erdogan wins sweeping new powers

ANKARA, June 25, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded …

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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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