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Robocop in Dubai

A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime fighters with machines. If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it …

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UAE is third most peaceful country in Mideast region – Global peace index survey

DUBAI, June 1, (GulfNews): The UAE has been ranked the third most peaceful country in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the newly released annual Global Peace Index. The UAE is placed 65th overall in the world out of 163 countries, scoring high in areas of strong security …

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QATAR AMIR ARRIVES AS KUWAIT OFFERS MEDIATION

Gulf row rattles Trump anti-Iran axis DUBAI/DOHA, May 31, (Agencies): Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbours is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against …

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Kabul truck bomb kills 90 – Diplomatic area hit

KABUL, May 31, (Agencies): At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Bloodied corpses littered the scene and a huge …

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89 militants killed in urban battle

MARAWI, Philippines, May 31, (Agencies): Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their leaders and hold hostages, authorities said Wednesday. Attack helicopters fired rockets on Wednesday morning into parts …

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Thousands rally in Morocco for release of protest leader

Several thousand people took to the streets in Morocco after dark on Tuesday to demand the release of the leader of months of protests in the neglected northern Rif region. The region has been shaken by social unrest since the death in October of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, 31, who was …

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Philippine forces pound militants – ‘Surrender or die’

MARAWI, Philippines, May 30, (Agencies): Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began …

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‘INTERPOL-led’ operation identifies new drug trafficking routes, methods

‘Smugglers swallow condoms packed with liquid cocaine’ SINGAPORE, May 30: An INTERPOL coordinated operation targeting drug trafficking across Asia and the Pacific has identified emerging smuggling routes and concealment methods. Operation Lionfish – ASEAN, which involved more than 2,000 police and customs officials across 14 countries, revealed a network of …

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UK’s ‘Big Brother’ anti-terror strategy is flawed: UN expert

GENEVA, May 30, (RTRS): Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalising peaceful protest and free expression, said a UN report on Monday that likened it to a “Big Brother” state of surveillance and suspicion. The highly critical report covers many policies overseen by Prime Minister Theresa May …

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Merkel hosts India’s Modi, looks to broaden world ties

BERLIN, May 30, (AP): The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday — each referring to the other as a “reliable partner” in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent public doubts about Germany’s ties with the United States. Merkel suggested that Europe’s relationship …

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