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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump

RIYADH, May 22, (AFP): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to a women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president who Monday wound up a visit to Riyadh. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the donation from both oil-rich Gulf states …

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Four killed in IS Iraq attack

BAGHDAD, May 22, (AP): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack Monday on a military training center in Diyala north of Baghdad that killed at least four soldiers and wounded four others, including two officers, according to a statement released by the group and two Iraqi officers. Six …

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OPPORTUNITY TO EXTERMINATE SCOURGE OF TERROR: AMIR

‘Good against evil, not West … Islam’ – ‘Drive extremists out of your places of worship, communities’ RIYADH, May 21, (Agencies): The Arab-Islamic-US summit stresses the need of further American and Islamic cooperation in the face of mounting challenges, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah said on …

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May’s Conservatives lose ground – British PM to stick with elderly-care cuts

LONDON, May 21, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour Party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election. The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but …

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N. Korea fires another missile

Launch dashes hopes for peace: Seoul SEOUL, May 21, (Agencies): North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government for peace between the neighbours. A …

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‘China killed or jailed US spies’ – ‘Deep setback to intel’

WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on …

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Church bomb trial for 48

CAIRO, May 21, (AFP): Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected Islamic State group members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Sunday. Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody and 17 still at large, it said. IS claimed responsibility …

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U.S., SAUDIS INK ACCORDS TO STRENGTHEN, DEEPEN TIES

Sides upgrade strategic relationship – Billions in spend from health to oil to military RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 20, (Agencies): President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge …

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Amir arrives for Riyadh summit

KUWAIT CITY, May 20, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and a delegation accompanying him arrived in King Salman Air Base Saturday to participate in the 7th consultative summit of the GCC leaders, Gulf-US summit and Arab-Islamic- US summit in Riyadh. His Highness the Amir …

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French researchers rush WannaCry ‘fix’

FRANKFURT, May 20, (RTRS): French researchers said on Friday they had found a lastchance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago. WannaCry, which started to sweep round the …

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