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Four term Qatar response negative – Boycott to remain

RUSSIA, FRANCE, EU SUPPORT KUWAITI MEDIATION CAIRO, July 5, (Agencies): Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar vowed Wednesday to maintain their boycott of the emirate, criticising its “negative” response to their list of demands to end the diplomatic crisis. Qatar appealed for “dialogue” to resolve the row while …

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Troops ‘detain’ Marawi militants’ main financier

MANILA, July 5, (RTRS): Philippine security forces arrested on Wednesday the main financier and logistics supporter of the pro-Islamic State militants who have for weeks been battling government troops for control of a southern town, the army said. The militants from a faction known as the Maute group, seized the …

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Israel, India sign series of agreements

Opposition Labour chief loses re-election bid JERUSALEM, July 5, (AFP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday on the first ever visit by an Indian premier to Israel as they sought to deepen ties beyond high-priced defence deals. The two leaders sign a series of agreements between …

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Corpses left to rot in Raqqa

Battle to oust IS ‘like a horror movie’ BEIRUT, July 5, (RTRS): When Abu Ahmad stepped out of his house in Raqqa after a night of heavy air strikes, he found several of his neighbours lying dead in the street. “I went out the next morning just to inspect,” he …

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Turkish Airways off US ‘laptop ban’ list

DUBAI, UAE, July 5, (AP): Emirates and Turkish Airways said on Wednesday they have also been exempted from a US ban on laptops in airplane cabins, joining Etihad in satisfying American security concerns that had cut into the long-haul carriers’ business. It remains unclear how the airlines addressed fears that …

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Amiri envoy delivers letter to Qatar – Tillerson calls Cairo

DOHA, July 4, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s envoy, advisor at Amiri Diwan Khaled Yousef Al-Fulaij on Tuesday delivered a letter from His Highness the Amir to Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Sheikh Tamim and French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, emphasized …

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Amir congratulates Trump on Independence Day

KUWAIT CITY, July 4, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable Tuesday to American President Donald Trump on his country’s 241st independence anniversary. His Highness the Amir praised the distinguished historical and strategic ties between the two countries and lauded efforts to extend …

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Bangladesh factory blast death toll rises to 10

The death toll from a blast at a Bangladesh garment factory has risen to 10 after two victims died in hospital, authorities said Tuesday, warning there could be more casualties. Dozens of workers were inside the factory on the outskirts of Dhaka when the boiler exploded on Monday evening, causing …

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Modi begins 1st ever Israel ‘visit’ – Indian Jews ‘excited’

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 4, (Agencies): India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has landed in Israel for a high-profile visit aimed at celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthening his country’s already warm ties with the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Modi at Israel’s international airport on Tuesday …

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Putin and Xi talk trade, N. Korea at Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting tensions over North Korea ahead of G20 summit talks with US President Donald Trump. The sit-down in Moscow is meant to focus on bolstering trade ties between the two partners, with deals worth billions …

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