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Saudis down Jizan missile

RIYADH, May 15, (AFP): Saudi air defences on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired into the south of the kingdom from Houthi rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, said a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of the city of Jizan, but without causing …

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Kuwait seeks probe of Gaza carnage

JERUSALEM STATUS IN JEOPARDY, SAYS SPEAKER … HITS VIOLENCE KUWAIT CITY/NEW YORK, May 15: Kuwait has presented to the UN Security Council a draft statement on the tragic developments on Palestinian territories, calling for the launching of an independent investigation into the killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip. …

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Kuwait warns of increasing rate of ‘organized crimes’ worldwide

Rohingya community being ethnically cleansed: Al-Otaibi VIENNA, May 15, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has warned of increasing rates of organized crimes and their connection with terrorist organizations. Kuwait’s Representative to the 27th session of the UN-affiliated Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Badr Al-Masaad, called for raising …

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Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinians observed a general strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli army fire in the single deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war, as organizers said the day would be set aside for funerals and that turnout for any new protests on …

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US diplomat involved in fatal traffic accident leaves Pakistan

Islamabad, May 15, 2018 (AFP) – Pakistan has allowed a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident to leave the country, an official said Tuesday, following a weeks-long standoff and street protests over the incident. The diplomat — described as the defence attache in an earlier report — departed …

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In major boost, Modi’s ruling party seen winning in southern Indian state

NEW DELHI, May 15 (Reuters) – India’s ruling party was heading for an outright majority on Monday in an election in a big southern state, the vote count showed, cementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity ahead of general elections next year. A BJP-led government in Karnataka would prove a major …

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Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city: residents

Herat, Afghanistan, May 15, 2018 (AFP) – Heavy fighting has broken out in the western Afghan city of Farah after the Taliban launched a major offensive overnight to capture the restive provincial capital, with residents reporting air strikes, explosions and gunfire. Government forces including 100 commandoes have arrived and are …

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KUWAIT REQUESTS URGENT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING

Israeli forces kill dozens in Gaza – US opens embassy GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 14, (Agencies): Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Kuwait, a non-permanent member of the Security Council, …

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Kuwait opens new school for refugees

Kuwaiti charities support for Syrians hailed ISTANBUL, May 14, (KUNA): The Kuwait-based Al-Najat Charity opened Sunday a new school for displaced Syrian children in the southern Turkish province of Sanliurfa. A plethora of local officials — including Governor of Sanliurfa province, Abdullah Erin — and representatives of several Kuwaiti, Qatari, …

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HH Amir’s envoy hands letters to Qatar, Oman, UAE leaders

KUWAIT CITY, May 14, (KUNA): The representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, delivered a letter from HH the Amir to Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The letter focused on the strong relations between …

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