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Saudis intercept second Yemen missile

RIYADH, Dec 2, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, with authorities reporting no casualties, just hours after …

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Qatar among invitees to GCC summit in Kuwait

Gulf Cup deadline pushed back DOHA, Nov 30, (Agencies): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday received an invitation from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to attend the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, to be held early next month in …

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Qatar Ajyal film festival honors ‘late’ Kuwaiti actor Abdulredha

Honorary award presented to Abdulhussain’s son DOHA, Nov 30, (KUNA): The Qatari Ajyal Film Festival honored Wednesday the late iconic Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha in recognition of his unforgettable works which enriched Gulf arts. An honorary award was presented to Abdulredha’s son Bashar during the inauguration ceremony of the festival …

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Europe’s Muslim population to grow

Greece moves asylum-seekers from Lesbos to mainland PARIS, Nov 30, (Agencies): Muslims could make up over 11 percent of Europe’s population in the coming decades, compared with just under 5 percent currently, if legal migration levels are maintained, a report by a US-based think tank said Thursday. The Pew Research …

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China pumps billions into Iran economy – Western investment stalls

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30, (RTRS): China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chineseled projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry offi- cials said. Freed from crippling nuclear sanctions two years ago, Iran …

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May firm in support of Nuclear deal for Iran – Warns on Yemen

AMMAN, Nov 30, (Agencies): Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday underlined Britain’s support for the nuclear deal concluded with Iran which came into force in October 2015. “We must stand firm in our support for the …. deal,” she told reporters in Jordan at the end of a brief visit …

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APPEALS VERDICT ‘HARSH’ … MP CONFIDENT OF ACQUITTAL

Special session may clear sports law – December deadline looms KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has asked the government to attend the special session slated for Sunday to discuss the sports draft law in view of the latest developments in the move to lift suspension of …

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New govt likely to be formed Sunday: report

‘Stormers’ contact Amiri Diwan for amnesty KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29, (Agencies): The names of ministers in the new government are expected to be announced next Sunday and they are will most likely take the oath of office before His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad on Monday, reports Al-Anba daily. His …

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15 rebels killed in Philippine clash

MANILA, Nov 29, (Agencies): Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” …

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Pope urges reconciliation – Thousands attend Mass in Yangon

YANGON, Nov 29, (RTRS): Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic confl icts and communal strife. That echoed a call for peace he made at …

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