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Monday , November 19 2018

International

Kuwait strongly condemns human rights, international law violations

Munira Al-Duaij speaks at UNGA discussion of Human Rights Report NEW YORK, Nov 3, (KUNA): Kuwait has strongly condemned all violations of human rights and international law by all parties to conflicts in various regions of the world. This came in a speech by Kuwait’s permanent delegation to the United …

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Iran tankers go dark to sell oil

TEHRAN, Nov 3, (AFP): Working from their small offices in Stockholm, analysts at a new watchdog that monitors global oil shipments have been run ragged by Iran’s efforts to skirt US sanctions this month. In late October, every single one of Iran’s vessels “went dark”, switching off their transponders to …

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US details new sanctions against Iran

Trump ‘disgraced’ US prestige: Khamenei WASHINGTON, Nov 3, (Agencies): The United States will add 700 individuals and entities to its Iran blacklist and push the SWIFT global banking network to cut Tehran off when it reimposes sanctions Monday in a “maximum pressure” effort to cripple the country’s economy. US officials …

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Yemenis welcome US call for a truce – Obstacles loom

CAIRO, Nov 1, (Agencies): New US calls for a cease-fire in Yemen have raised the prospect of ending a disastrous civil war that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but previous rounds of talks have failed and thus far neither side shows any sign of backing down. Earlier this …

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Plane ‘black box’ recovered – Video shows panicked passengers

JAKARTA, Nov 1, (Agencies): A black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, authorities said Thursday, a find that could be critical to establishing why a brand new jet plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take-off, killing 189 people on board. Divers plucked the orange data …

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French police arrest over 100

French police arrested more than 100 people after gangs of masked youths stormed through Paris suburbs and the centre of Lyon on Halloween night, authorities said on Thursday, following a message on social media calling for a “purge” against police. Police fired teargas overnight at hundreds of youths who barged …

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Imran Khan stance against hardliners hailed

Pakistan’s Imran Khan won praise for his stance against religious hardliners Thursday, as demonstrators blocked major roads to protest the Supreme Court’s overturning of a blasphemy conviction. Khan has vowed to confront extremists who called for the assassination of the country’s Supreme Court justices, and for mutiny against the army’s …

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Reveal details of Rafale jet deal – India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court on Wednesday gave the government 10 days to disclose the details of an $8.7-billion military jet deal with France’s Dassault Aviation to former ministers and an activist who say the information should be in the public domain. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deal for the purchase of 36 …

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Philippines typhoon toll climbs

Philippine rescuers used hand tools on Wednesday in a desperate search for around 20 people buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Yutu, as the powerful storm’s toll rose to nine. When Yutu struck on Tuesday, torrential rains sparked floods that washed away bridges and fierce gusts razed hundreds of …

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Trump steps up anti-immigrant offensive ahead of US midterms

WASHINGTON, Oct 31, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would fight all the way to the Supreme Court to end a constitutional guarantee of citizenship for people born on US soil, stepping up his anti-immigrant offensive in the final stretch before key midterm elections. With control of …

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