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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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PM in hunt for new government – ‘Cabinet has all powers to take decisions’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5: Until yesterday afternoon none of the ministers from outside the ruling family were informed whether they will continue in office or they will be relieved of their duties, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources said, that would be done after completion of rounds …

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Jihadists in US isolated, ‘fail’ to build networks

WASHINGTON, Nov 5, (AFP): Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. But in Europe many have had community support, an underground network, or even a …

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Missile near Riyadh airport – Amir condemns attack

RIYADH, Nov 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom’s war against Iranbacked Houthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart …

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Bahrain orders its citizens “leave Lebanon immediately”

DUBAI: Bahrain is ordering all its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” after the country’s prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry issued the order Sunday afternoon. It says Bahraini citizens are banned from traveling to Lebanon, as …

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Govt taken aback by threats to grill reappointed ministers

‘Inconsistent with the Constitution’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: The government was taken by surprise when some MPs threatened to grill ministers who are reappointed after the formation of the new Cabinet after they take the oath of office, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The sources said this is a …

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Injured Kuwaitis brought home

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Commander of Kuwait’s Air Force Major General Abdullah Al-Fodari stressed on Friday that the Kuwaitis, injured during a road accident in Iraq, were professionally transported to the country. Upon instructions by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister …

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