Sunday , February 25 2018

International

‘Turkey, Iran violate international law’

PARIS, Feb 7, (Agencies): France’s foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, leave Syria and said that Turkey and Iran were violating international law through their actions in the country. Speaking on BFM television, Jean-Yves Le Drian also said there were indications Syrian government forces …

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Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81 million cyber-heist

DHAKA, Feb 7, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor said on Wednesday. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the New York Fed in February …

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Taiwan quake kills 7, injures over 200

Survivors recall escape from leaning apartment block HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 7, (AFP): Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing. Emergency responders were focusing …

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Kuwait anxiety over Syria chemical weapons – Use of artillery on civilians hit

NEW YORK, Feb 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN and current Security Council President Mansour Al-Otaibi said it was hoped that the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria would have been closed in 2013 after it was proven to have been the case. In a speech to …

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Protecting ‘religious’ rights to cost $300m – Trump’s new effort

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AP): President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed …

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Manila bans foreign research ships

MANILA, Feb 6, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorised vessels, despite earlier allowing Chinese oceanographers to operate there. There was no clear explanation for the about-face by the mercurial Duterte, who has …

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Indian English Academy School makes Kuwait proud at the 25th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) 2017

At the recently concluded National Children’s Science Congress held in Ahmedabad, India from 27th to 31st December 2017, the students of Indian English Academy School (IEAS) brought laurels to the school and the country. The two school teams that qualified from Kuwait for Nationals in the Seniors Category were: Team …

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One crew dead, another missing in Japan army helicopter crash

One crew member was confirmed dead and another was missing Monday after a Japanese military helicopter crashed in a residential area in the southwest of the country, reportedly injuring a local girl and setting a home on fire. A 26-year-old co-pilot was found unconscious following the crash in the town …

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Iran ‘urges’ Turkey to end offensive in Syria

LONDON, Feb 5, (Agencies): Iran urged Turkey on Monday to stop its military offensive in Syria, saying the operation in the northern Afrin region breached Syrian sovereignty and would increase tension in the war-damaged country. Turkey last month launched an air and ground campaign, dubbed Operation Olive Branch, against the …

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Saudis down missile – Iran accused

RIYADH, Feb 5, (Agencies): Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels on Monday, state media reported. The attack was launched from Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, and “intercepted” at 7:23 local time (0423 GMT), Colonel Turki al-Maliki told …

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