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Thousands rally for and against Duterte

MANILA, Sept 21, (AFP): Thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics and supporters held rival rallies Thursday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial-law threats to the streets. Police in battle gear kept order as at least 8,000 protesters held a series of rallies across Manila, …

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Mexico quake kills 225; Amir condoles

Frantic search for survivors – Donations opened through Kuwait Red Crescent KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable to President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto, expressing his condolences over the earthquake which hit his country. His Highness the Amir …

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M.J. Akbar offers promise of ‘new’ India – Visiting minister listens to grievances of distressed workers

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs — India was in Kuwait for the Third India-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at the invitation of HE Anas Khaled Al Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Kuwait. Held after …

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Saudi envoy reiterates solid ties between Kuwait and Kingdom – KSA marks 87th National Day

Speech of the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Kuwait Dr Abdul-Aziz Ibrahim Al-Fayez on the occasion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 87th National Day “EVERY first day of Libra which falls on Sept 23 each year, we remember our glorious day in our national …

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Exhibit tackles Islam in terror-scarred city; Block extremists: May

BRUSSELS, Sept 20, (Agencies): For months after the Brussels extremist attacks of 2016 it seemed an exhibition on Islam’s legacy in Europe might never open in the city. At first, the creators and city officials felt the time wasn’t right, and then they struggled to find a location willing to …

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US to give $32m for refugees – ‘Take back Rohingyas’

DHAKA, Sept 20, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fl ed violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also …

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Visa freeze on North Koreans

KUWAIT CITY/DOHA, Sept 19, (RTRS): North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged …

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Kuwaitis hold on to their properties in Lebanon despite shaky circumstances

‘Kuwaiti nationals always feel at home in Sawfar town’ BEIRUT, Sept 19, (KUNA): Despite the shaky economic, security, and political circumstances, which ironically seem to always be the norm in Lebanon, Kuwaitis continue to hold on to their properties in the neighbouring Arab country. According to a report by the …

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Qatar accuses Bahrain of abusing a routine fisheries

DOHA: Qatar accused Bahrain on Tuesday of abusing a routine fisheries enforcement case to deepen a three month diplomatic crisis between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. “The State of Qatar condemned the statement issued by the Bahraini interior ministry on the detention of 15 Bahraini boats carrying 20 sailors, …

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70,000 new and expectant mothers among Rohingya influx: Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 19, (AFP): Bangladesh said Monday there were 70,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers among the wave of Rohingya refugees who have entered the country after fleeing violence from Myanmar in the past three weeks. The UN says 415,000 civilians from the Rohingya Muslim minority have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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