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Police release London museum crash driver

LONDON, Oct 8, (Agencies): British police said on Sunday a man arrested after a car collided with pedestrians in London, injuring 11, had been released under investigation while enquires continued. A 47-year-old was arrested at the scene near London’s Natural History Museum on Saturday on suspicion of dangerous driving. He …

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Rally backs ‘Spanish unity’ – Catalonia independence opposed

BARCELONA, Oct 8, (Agencies): Around 350,000 people attended a rally in favour of Spanish unity in Barcelona on Sunday, municipal police said, while organisers put turnout at 930,000 to 950,000. The demonstration comes as Catalonia’s separatist leaders have vowed to declare independence for the wealthy northeastern region of Spain following …

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TRUMP TO UNVEIL NEW STRATEGY ON TEHRAN IN DAYS

Iran open to talks on ballistic missiles – Rouhani defends deal ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON, Oct 7, (RTRS): Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed programme, Iranian and Western offi cials familiar with the overtures …

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Traffic scare in London

Police detained a man near London’s Natural History Museum on Saturday after a vehicle apparently drove into pedestrians at a busy tourist spot, injuring a number of people. Witnesses and footage posted on social media suggested the man was pinned down on the ground by passers- by near the Victoria …

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Russia claims 180 extremist kills

MOSCOW, Oct 7, (Agencies): Some 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Saturday. Puzzlingly, the ministry also said three senior IS commanders including Omar al-Shishani had …

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ICQE provides ‘education’ to 70,000 Syrian refugees

Weekly roundup of Kuwait’s regional humanitarian efforts KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7, (KUNA): Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, the State of Kuwait continued to provide aid to people in Lebanon and Syria throughout the week. In Lebanon, the International Center for Quality Education (ICQE), better …

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Denmark set to ban the burqas

COPENHAGEN, Oct 7, (RTRS): Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings. Full and partial face veils such as burqas and niqabs …

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SPEAKER DELIVERS MESSAGE FROM AMIR TO BUSH SENIOR

WITH US IN OUR DARKEST HOUR ‘We will never forget’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has delivered a written message from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to US ex-president George H.W. Bush at his residence in Portland, Maine. The Parliament …

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Kuwait reiterates its rejection of all forms of terrorism, extremism

‘Kuwait keen on supporting global anti-torture efforts’ NEW YORK, Oct 5, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait has reiterated its firm stand by rejecting all forms of terrorism and extremism regardless of their causes, motives and sources, stressing that promotion of the culture of tolerance and coexistence among peoples and nations …

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Saudi King warns Iran

MOSCOW, Oct 5, (RTRS): Iran must stop meddling in the Middle East, visiting Saudi King Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin on Thursday, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. “We emphasize that the security and stability of the Gulf region and the Middle East is …

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