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Yemen rebels issue threat – Saudi, UAE airports

SANAA, Nov 7, (AFP): Shiite rebels in Yemen threatened on Tuesday to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, raising the stakes in a fl are-up between Riyadh and Tehran. The threat came hours after Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince accused Iran of “direct military …

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‘65 million displaced, 350 million homeless in 2017’

ISTANBUL, Nov 6, (KUNA): The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has begun its annual assembly themed “humanity strength” in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss boosting coordination and electing nominees for the union senior posts. A delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), headed by Chairman …

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‘Missile may be act of war’ – Helicopter crash kills Saudi deputy governor

DUBAI, Nov 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday, with Riyadh saying a rebel missile attack “may amount to an act of war” and Tehran accusing its rival of war crimes. Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, who …

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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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