Monday , October 22 2018


Saudi Arabia to offer electronic visa for foreign visitors

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, the kingdom said on Tuesday, as it tries to diversify its economy and open up its society. At present, foreigners travelling to the conservative Muslim country are largely restricted to resident …

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Bahrain in bust – 169 people charged being part of militant group

DUBAI, UAE, Sept 25, (AP): Bahrain charged 169 people on Tuesday with being part of a militant group they referred to as the “Bahraini Hezbollah,” the latest mass prosecution in the Kingdom amid a years long crackdown on all dissent. Prosecutors said in a statement they already have 111 people …

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‘Iran corrupt dictatorship’ – Sows chaos: US

NEW YORK, Sept 25, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump criticized Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death …

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Kuwait among 129 in sign-on to drug fight

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24, (Agencies): Some 129 countries at the United Nations including Kuwait signed on to a US-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that US President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief UN event …

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Russia missile sale ‘jolts’ US

NEW YORK, Sept 24, (Agencies): US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian plans to supply Syria with a S-300 missile system would be a “significant escalation” by Moscow and hopes it will reconsider. Russia announced on Monday it will supply the surfaceto- air missile system to …

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India will not scrap jet deal with France – Opposition seeks inquiry on over-payment and transparency

NEW DELHI, Sept 24, (RTRS): India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing. Former French president Francois Hollande, who approved the deal when he was …

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Maldives strongman concedes defeat

The strongman president of the Maldives on Monday conceded his surprise electoral defeat, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a battle for influence between India and China. “The Maldivian people have decided what they want. I have accepted the results from yesterday,” …

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Kuwait welcomes visit of Saudi Crown Prince

‘Great opportunity to exchange views’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23, (KUNA): The government of Kuwait Sunday congratulated the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi people for the Kingdom’s national day, and welcomed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Kuwait. The visit is part of deep-rooted relations between …

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Modi under fire over French defence deal

NEW DELHI, Sept 23, (AFP): India’s Narendra Modi was under fire after French ex-president Francois Hollande added fresh fuel to corruption allegations in a bilateral defence deal, with the prime minister branded a traitor by his chief political opponent. French defence firm Dassault picked Reliance Group, run by Indian billionaire …

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‘Deny immigrants on benefits green cards’

DHS proposes new rule promoting immigrant self-sufficiency WASHINGTON, Sept 23, (Agencies): US immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration. Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more …

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