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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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Eight Turkish troops killed … Russian pilot slain – Ankara warns US troops

BEIRUT, Feb 4, (Agencies): Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaeda-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and …

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2 dead, 70 injured in South Carolina train collision

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 70, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) reported. The train with 139 passengers and eight crew members aboard was traveling between New York and Miami …

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Singapore preps for militant attack – ‘Nation a prized target’

SINGAPORE, Feb 4, (RTRS): Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall in one of many recent terror attack simulations. But this is not some war-ravaged country. It is one of the safest …

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