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Saudi chopper crash kills 12

DUBAI, April 18, (Agencies): A Saudi helicopter came down during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 officers aboard, Saudi media reported, and a Yemeni defence ministry news website said the cause was friendly fire. The death toll was one of the largest in a single incident involving Saudi …

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Syrians in frantic search for children

Dozens of blast survivors awaiting news BAB AL-HAWA, Syria, April 18, (AFP): Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognise her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the …

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SWIFT warns its clients on hack – Dubai-based EastNets quizzed on security

NEW YORK, April 18, (RTRS): SWIFT, the global bank messaging system, on Monday advised clients to pay close attention to security when selecting firms to help them access the network following the release of data that suggested the US government sought to spy on their clients. “Customers should pay close …

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Amir congratulates Erdogan

Opposition disputes poll win KUWAIT CITY, April 17, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Monday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing his best wishes for Turkey after the success of constitutional referendum, hoping as well for more developmental …

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Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike – Hamas hold protests

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, April 17, (Agencies): Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a movement that could mark a serious challenge to Israeli authorities if sustained. The hunger strike was called for in connection with Palestinian …

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Pence warns of US resolve

Japan planning for refugees in event of crisis: Abe SEOUL, April 17, (Agencies): US Vice-President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent US strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. Pence and South Korean acting …

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Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ – Millions celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY, April 16, (Agencies): Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day Holy Mass in Rome. The Easter Holy Mass, the highlight of the Christian calendar began under a cloudy sky where worshippers had gathered since the …

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20 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

Protesters press Trump to release taxes CHICAGO, April 16, (AP): Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine whether he has links to foreign powers. The tax day protests …

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Christians ‘celebrate’ Easter across Mideast – Tight security in Egypt

JERUSALEM, April 16, (Agencies): Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, terrorism and discrimination. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified …

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