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Iraqi Vice President praises Kuwait – Kuwait has moral standing in the region, world: Allawi

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): Iraqi Vice President Dr. Iyad Allawi hailed on Wednesday Kuwait’s ability and wisdom to deal with “great political dilemmas”, adding, “despite its geographical size, it has a moral standing in the region and the world.” The remarks were made during a meeting with a visiting Kuwaiti …

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India eyes closer maritime ‘ties’ with ASEAN leaders

NEW DELHI, Jan 24, (Agencies): India is gathering the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Regional Cooperation (ASEAN) for a summit on Thursday to promote maritime security in a region dominated by China, officials and diplomats said. India has been pursuing an “Act East” policy of developing political and …

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Lebanese President arrives in Kuwait – Amir leads bilateral talks with Aoun

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with senior Kuwaiti officials, held talks Tuesday with visiting Lebanese President Michel Aoun and a delegation accompanying him. His Highness the Amir led the discussions on the Kuwaiti side, while Aoun headed the Lebanese delegation. …

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Looted cash, gold help IS recruit in Philippines – Militants offering salaries

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jan 23, (RTRS): Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks. The military said Humam Abdul Najib escaped …

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Iraqi FM commends Kuwait for hosting reconstruction confab

PM Al-Abbadi hails ties with Kuwait BAGHDAD, Jan 23, (KUNA): Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Tuesday that Iraq’s reconstruction conference, which will be hosted by Kuwait in mid-February, is “a great gesture” expressing his sincere appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Al-Jaafari made his …

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US sees progress on Iran Nuclear deal fix – Trump demands like ultimatums

LONDON, Jan 22, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. After meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, national security adviser Mark Sedwill …

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SDF says may reinforce Afrin – Turks face fierce battles in Syria

AIN ISSA, Syria, Jan 22, (Agencies): The USbacked, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) group said on Monday it was studying whether to send reinforcements to the Afrin region of Syria to help fend off a Turkish attack. Turkey launched a cross-border attack on Saturday on the frontier region of Afrin, …

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Bangladesh delays return of Rohingya refugees

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Jan 22, (AFP): The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting “a lot of preparation” was still needed. Dhaka had been due to start the huge process on Jan 23, …

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Bahrain arrests 47 people linked to terrorism

DUBAI: Bahraini police said Sunday they had arrested 47 people on charges linked to terrorism, including plots to assassinate “public figures”, as well as filing charges against another 290. Authorities have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 which demanded an elected prime minister and constitutional …

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Kuwait earmarks $4 mln for Palestinian home renovation

Kuwait launches campaign to rehab Yemen water sector GAZA, Jan 21, (KUNA): A Palestinian charity on Sunday launched an endeavor to refurbish some 380 Palestinian homes financed by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, at a cost of USD four million. The project is geared towards impoverished Palestinian domiciles …

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