Tuesday , September 25 2018

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Filipino extremist blamed for bombings, killings surrenders

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A senior commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group blamed for bombings and kidnappings has surrendered in the south, the defense chief said Thursday, expressing hope it would bring the “eventual collapse” of a key militant stronghold. Nurhassan Jamiri surrendered with 13 of his men to …

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Kuwait urges implementation of ceasefire in Syria

Pro-Syria forces move away from US troops NEW YORK, March 28, (Agencies): Kuwait and Sweden are keen on fully implementing UNSC Resolution 2401 which regards to the 30-day ceasefire in Syria, an act providing a leeway for humanitarian efforts to take effect, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. In a …

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Qatar files aviation complaint against Bahrain at UN

DUBAI, March 28 (Reuters) – Qatar accused a Bahrain war plane of violating its airspace and has reported the breach to the U.N. Security Council, the state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday. It did not provide any details about the incident which it said took place on Sunday, saying …

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill trans woman, friend

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen riding on motorcycle shot and killed a transgender woman and her friend in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police officer Mohammad Tahir says the two were targeted as they traveled in a rickshaw late Tuesday night, and that the motive for …

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IRAN DENIES SUPPLYING MISSILES … SAUDIS VOW RESPONSE – ‘Right time, right place’

LONDON, March 27, (Agencies): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied on Tuesday Saudi accusations that Tehran has provided the Houthi movement in Yemen with ballistic capabilities, a day after a Houthi missile hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. “Everyone knows that all routes to send arms to Yemen are blocked,” political deputy of …

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Bahrain, UAE say Qatari jets interfering with their flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are again accusing Qatari military jets of interfering with their flights, the latest accusations amid the Arab countries’ boycott of Doha over a diplomatic dispute. Qatar didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Bahrain’s state-run news …

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Indian scandal brews over claim Modi’s app ships data abroad

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official smartphone app is shipping Indians’ personal data to servers abroad have morphed into a political scandal in a country where privacy rules are weak and the data mining runs rampant. Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi taunted the prime …

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Philippines says has no proof yet on rights groups links with drug lords

MANILA, March 27 (Reuters) – Philippine law enforcement agencies still have no proof yet on allegations made by two government officials that human rights groups may have become the “unwitting tools” of drug lords, police and drug enforcement agency officials said on Tuesday. Rights groups have denounced President Rodrigo Duterte’s …

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Pakistan police arrest 10 men for ordering ‘revenge rape’

Islamabad, March 27, 2018 (AFP) -Police in central Pakistan have arrested 10 men for ordering the rape of a woman as revenge for a rape allegedly committed by her brother, officials said Tuesday. The incident happened on March 20 in Toba Tek Singh, a town in Punjab province 275 kilometres …

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‘Kuwait secures moral win against Israel at IPU meet’

United we achieve lots: Al-Ghanim GENEVA, March 26, (KUNA): MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei has lauded the victory secured by Kuwait’s National Assembly as the 138th Assembly of the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) voted for including an emergency item on Jerusalem on the agenda of the Geneva gathering. The success, realized thanks to …

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