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New screening to US-bound passengers

US resumes refugee admissions … 11 countries blocked DUBAI, UAE, Oct 25, (Agencies): Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on US-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday. Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa …

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Tillerson to highlight US strategy – Terror dominates talks

NEW DELHI, Oct 25, (Agencies): Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as the US official highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed …

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AMIR: KUWAIT MEDIATION TO PROTECT GULF HOUSE

Amir vows to protect Constitution – Regional challenges require unity, joint action: Premier KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah affirmed Tuesday that the commitment to the Constitution in Kuwait is stable and belief in parliamentary work is firmly established, saying “I am the one …

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Sheikh Mohammad faces ‘no-confidence’ – Voting on request slated for Nov 1

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Ten MPs have requested for a noconfidence vote against State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah. This came after the National Assembly deliberated on the interpellation motion of MPs Riyadh Adsani and Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari against the minister during …

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Russia vetoes gas probe … Briton killed fighting IS

UNITED NATIONS, US, Oct 24, (AFP): Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the ninth time Russia has used its veto power at the Security Council …

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‘Kurds repel Iraq attack’ – Bid for pipeline hub

BAGHDAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): Iraqi pro-government paramilitaries launched an offensive against Kurdish troops on Tuesday near the Turkish frontier, pushing towards a strategic border crossing and oil export pipeline hub that Baghdad says must come under its control. The Iraqi government has transformed the balance of power in the north …

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Tillerson in Pakistan as US blasts ‘havens’ – ‘Room for Taleban in Afghanistan govt’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Islamabad Tuesday as Washington turns up the heat on Pakistan for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taleban militants. Tillerson’s visit, his first to Pakistan since becoming secretary of state, comes months after US President Donald Trump angrily accused …

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Kuwait donates $15 mln in Rohingya refugees aid

‘Untenable situation’: Bangladesh GENEVA, Oct 23, (Agencies): Kuwait announced on Monday its commitment to donate $15 million offered by official and public bodies during the International Donor Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugees to alleviate their sufferings. This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah in …

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Women empowerment Kuwait’s strategic goal, says Al-Sabeeh

Int’l conference on women leaders kicks off KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23, (KUNA): Kuwaiti women empowerment is one of the objectives of Kuwait sustainable development strategy, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Hind Al-Sabeeh on Monday. “Today we have seen Kuwaiti women serving as doctors and researchers and engineers …

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International confab to fight diseases in Africa kicks off

‘One in six already afflicted with disease’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23, (KUNA): Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) Abdulwahab Al Bader has stressed Kuwait’s support to developing countries to achieve development. Founding KFAED half a century ago embodied Kuwait’s vision of the significance of international …

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