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Kuwait role for Yemen crucial

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (KUNA): Kuwait played a pivotal role in enabling Yemeni parties reach “strategic framework” for a settlement in the war-torn nation, said the visiting UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed on Sunday. Sheikh Ahmed, whose mission in Kuwait marked end of his tenure, made …

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Lawyer wants Duterte in court

MANILA, Feb 18, (Agencies): Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn’t been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity. Sabio, a stocky 51-year-old, says he lives in constant fear of reprisals after …

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‘We no longer recognize our America’ – German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at meet

MUNICH, Feb 18, (Agencies): Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America first” approach of President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close US ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington’s interest as they are in Europe’s. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials …

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Kuwaitis visiting Thailand cautioned

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The Embassy of Kuwait in the Kingdom of Thailand has instructed Kuwaitis visiting Thailand to abide by new environment protection laws, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the new environment protection laws, a violator faces one year imprisonment and 100,000 Thai baht (KD 950). Thailand starts issuing …

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Kuwait highlighting Palestinian cause, Syria crisis at UNSC, says Al-Otaibi

Conakry Agreement remains key to G. Bissau stability: UN envoy NEW YORK, Feb 17, (KUNA): Kuwait is leading efforts at the UNSC to highlight the Middle East’s most urging matters namely the Syrian crisis and Palestinian cause, said a senior Kuwaiti diplomat late Friday. Kuwait permanent delegate to the UN …

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Senate rejects immigration bills; ‘Dreamers’ in limbo

WASHINGTON, Feb 17, (Agencies): The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned …

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India and Iran agree to work for Afghan stability – Modi, Rouhani sign pact

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (Agencies): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India’s commitment to help Afghanistan become “a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country” after holding talks with Rouhani in …

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AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES ON FLORIDA SHOOTING – Former student kills 17 at Florida school

KUWAIT CITY/PARKLAND, Fla, Feb 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to US President Donald Trump over the victims of a high school shooting in Parkland in Florida, which left a number of casualties. In the cable, His Highness …

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2 jailed in ‘terror’ trial – Moroccan held in Paris

PARIS, Feb 15, (Agencies): A French court on Wednesday jailed two men in the first trial stemming from the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris in which jihadists massacred 130 people. Mohamed Soumah, a convicted petty criminal, was handed a fiveyear jail term for helping two IS jihadists find a …

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Travel ban unconstitutional – ‘Unlawfully discriminates against Muslims’

  WASHINGTON, Feb 15, (RTRS): President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, on …

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