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Saudi elite to face trial – Trump backs purge

RIYADH, Nov 7, (Agencies): Dozens of high profile Saudi political and business figures arrested in an anti-corruption sweep will face trial, the attorney general said, after the biggest purge of the kingdom’s elite in its modern history. Authorities hinted they could widen the crackdown after princes, ministers as well as …

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Cabinet condemns failed Houthi ‘missile attack’ on Saudi capital

Ministers welcome visit by Palestinian leader next week KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Tuesday fiercely condemned the recently thwarted ballistic missile attack on the Saudi capital, Riyadh, carried out by the Houthis, saying the incident shows the group is “not serious” about peace. “This sinful assault by …

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Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ to hang – 3 murdered

TOKYO, Nov 7, (Agencies): A onetime millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow”, who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and then pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance, was sentenced to death in Japan on Tuesday. Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of three …

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Yemen rebels issue threat – Saudi, UAE airports

SANAA, Nov 7, (AFP): Shiite rebels in Yemen threatened on Tuesday to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, raising the stakes in a fl are-up between Riyadh and Tehran. The threat came hours after Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince accused Iran of “direct military …

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‘65 million displaced, 350 million homeless in 2017’

ISTANBUL, Nov 6, (KUNA): The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has begun its annual assembly themed “humanity strength” in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss boosting coordination and electing nominees for the union senior posts. A delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), headed by Chairman …

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‘Missile may be act of war’ – Helicopter crash kills Saudi deputy governor

DUBAI, Nov 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday, with Riyadh saying a rebel missile attack “may amount to an act of war” and Tehran accusing its rival of war crimes. Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, who …

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Saudi purge widens, travel bans … freeze – New ministers named

RIYADH, Nov 6, (Agencies): A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen widened on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly held in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history. The arrests are the latest in a series of dramatic …

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Cow ‘vigilante’ groups deny Muslims livelihood in India – Assaults meted out

BEHROR, India, Nov 6, (RTRS): The beating that ended Pehlu Khan’s life was televised nationwide. Cellphone video captured a group of men punching and slinging Khan around the middle of a road in north India, stomping on him and then slamming the 55-yearold farmer down on concrete as he begged …

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Shooter kills 26 in Texas

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas, Nov 6, (Agencies): A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifl e opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 to 72 years …

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Princes … billionaires held in Saudi shakeup – Royals ousted

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov 5, (AP): Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping purported anti-corruption probe that further cements control in the hands of its young crown …

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