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Five dead in Salmiya blaze – Apartment gutted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16, (KUNA): Five people died and four others were injured in a fiery fire that gutted an apartment building in Salmiyah on Monday, the fire department said. Firefighters, in four minutes, arrived at the scene and immediately scrambled into action to douse the blazes that were raging …

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Iraq gains ground in Kirkuk – Kurd toll 10

KIRKUK, Iraq, Oct 16, (AFP): Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor’s office, key military sites and an oil field on Monday as they swept across the disputed province following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armoured vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military …

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‘Practice ethical power, stem Israeli’s atrocities’

Tackle Rohingya crisis: Kuwait SAINT PETERSBURG, Oct 16, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has called for the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be turned into an “ethical authority” that can practise direct criticism, warning, admonition and freezing against members that do not commit themselves to the IPU’s principles. Addressing …

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Kuwait calls on Iran to regain regional trust

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (Agencies): Kuwait observed with great care the latest speech given by the President of the United States Donald Trump adopting a new strategy with Iran, a source at Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said. Kuwait has previously welcomed the agreement between Iran and P5+1 — the UN Security …

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Kurds, Iraq in crisis talks – US urges calm

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 15, (Agencies): The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan held talks Sunday to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish forces to withdraw from disputed positions was extended by 24 hours. Thousands of Iraqi troops are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters …

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Civilians flee Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria, Oct 15, (Agencies): US-backed forces announced Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Syria’s Raqqa, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State group fighters and their families. More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left …

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