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Qatar warns on ‘military action’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 29, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani said US President Donald Trump has offered …

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Unity march in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Oct 29, (AFP): Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Crowds of protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow …

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Kurdish leader Barzani to quit

ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 29, (AFP): Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum. “After Nov 1, I will no longer exercise my functions, and I reject any extension …

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Kuwait condemns Somalia bombings – Toll to 29

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (Agencies): Kuwait has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bombings that took place in Mogadishu, killing and wounding scores of people. Kuwait firmly rejects all forms of violence and terrorism, a foreign ministry source said in a statement received by KUNA. Kuwait calls on the international community …

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Amir condemns Bahrain terror attack – Sorrow for UAE

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to Bahraini King Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa over the terrorist attack that hit the fellow Gulf country earlier in the day. In the cable, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah displayed Kuwait’s …

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Jordan grateful for Kuwait’s $1.2 billion grant: Fakhoury

KFAED has left a memorable impression AMMAN, Oct 28, (KUNA): Contributing to first priority development projects in Jordan within the upcoming five years, Kuwait has allocated a sum of $1.2 billion as part of the GCC grant. The Kuwaiti contribution helped the Jordanian authorities to execute some vital projects in …

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Iraq, Kurds negotiate ‘peshmerga’ pullback

BAGHDAD, Oct 28, (AFP): Iraqi and Kurdish commanders held talks Saturday on a withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from disputed areas after a truce was declared in clashes over a key border post, the premier’s office said. “The main task of this joint technical committee is to allow the deployment without …

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Catalonia declares independence – Spanish Senate authorises direct rule

BARCELONA/MADRID, Oct 28, (Agencies): The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance to Madrid. Although the Catalan declaration appears to be a doomed gesture, both …

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Mystery UK call before Kennedy assassination

LONDON, Oct 28, (AP): A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about “big news” in the United States minutes before president John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say. A batch of 2,800 declassified documents includes a Nov 26, 1963 memo from the …

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Cabinet expected to submit resignation Monday

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: MP Faisal Al-Kandari said he went to the Speaker’s office on Thursday to present his interpellation against the oil minister, but the Speaker informed him that there was no need for that because the government will not attend the next session. Al-Kandari said, “We all know …

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