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Israel arrests Islamic cleric for ‘incitement’

PA to free arrested journalists JERUSALEM, Aug 15, (Agencies): Israeli police arrested a fi rebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again fl ared last month. Raed Salah, released from prison in January after serving a …

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Arab Parliament chief hails Kuwait’s initiative to hold conference on Iraq

We stand on Iraq’s side and optimistic about its future: Al-Salmi BAGHDAD, Aug 15, (KUNA): Visiting President of Arab Parliament Mishaal bin Fahad Al-Salmi hailed on Tuesday the State of Kuwait’s initiative to hold a conference for reconstructing Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Ministry quoted Al-Salmi as affirming, during a meeting with …

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TERRORISTS TARGET TURKISH RESTAURANT IN CAPITAL

Two Kuwaiti women among 18 killed in Burkina Faso attack OUAGADOUGOU, Aug 14, (Agencies): At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials said Monday, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats. There has …

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70 years of pain across India-Pakistan border – Murderous exchanges

WAGAH, India, Aug 14, (AFP): From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily fl ag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India- Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal. Thousands will cheer at the Wagah border crossing this week as the two countries …

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China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

BEIJING, Aug 14, (Agencies): China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between …

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IS suspect stabs to death policeman – PKK blast kills two civilians

ISTANBUL, Aug 14, (Agencies): Istanbul’s police chief on Monday hailed as a hero a 24-year-old officer stabbed to death by a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group, who had been arrested for allegedly planning a suicide attack. Sinan Acar was attacked with a knife by the suspect, who …

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More than 600,000 Syrians return home, mainly to Aleppo, says UN

Rebels leave Lebanese border area after truce deal GENEVA, Aug 14, (Agencies): More than 600,000 displaced Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year, with most of them heading to Aleppo, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration. Between January and the end of …

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Gulf oil spill clean by end week – Teams still at work

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (Agencies): Emergency workers have managed to clean up “the major part” of an oil spill near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi Al-Khafji oilfield in the Gulf, an official said on Sunday. “The major portion of the main oil spill has been removed,” Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) spokesman Sheikh …

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Amir receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in presence of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, met Sunday with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri and his accompanying delegation. They had fraternal talks that reflected historical relations between Kuwait …

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3 dead, dozens hurt amid violent protest

White nationalists rally against plans to remove confed statue CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, Aug 13, (AP): A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and …

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