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Syria clears last DAESH pockets – Russia declares ‘mission accomplished’

BEIRUT, Dec 7, (Agencies): Syrian government troops and allied militia have cleared the last pockets held by the Islamic State group on the west bank of the Euphrates River, a monitor said on Thursday. But the jihadists still hold areas on the east bank in the north of oil-rich Deir …

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Trump calls for open Yemen aid flow

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in …

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FIFA lifts Kuwait ban from soccer

INFANTINO VOICES PRIDE KUWAIT BACK IN FIFA FAMILY MPs praise Amiri role, Speaker Al-Ghanim KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside other senior Kuwaiti officials, received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino and a delegation accompanying him. His Highness …

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Embassy steps in as Egyptian beaten viciously by a Kuwaiti

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (Agencies): Social media users circulated a video captured by CCTV on Tuesday of a Kuwaiti man brutally assaulting an Egyptian worker at a central marketplace in the al- Shuwaikh area in Kuwait. The appearance of the video elicited calls by the public for Egypt’s Foreign Minister …

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Jerusalem Israel’s capital: Trump – Arab allies warn of Mideast turmoil

WASHINGTON, Dec 6, (Agencies): President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians. In a speech at the White House, Trump said his …

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95% of suspects detained in Saudi Arabia corruption probe accept settlements

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said Tuesday that most of the 159 individuals detained in a corruption sweep have agreed to pay a financial settlement a month after the kingdom’s powerful crown prince launched the unprecedented purge against high-level princes, businessmen, officials and military officers. A little more than a …

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Crackdown, air strikes in Yemen

ADEN/DUBAI, Dec 6, (Agencies): A Saudi-led coalition stepped up air strikes on Yemen’s Houthis on Wednesday as the Iran-allied armed movement tightened its grip on Sanaa a day after the son of slain former president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed revenge for his father’s death. Former president Saleh plunged the country …

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AMIR NURTURES FLAME OF GULF UNITY, ASPIRATIONS

‘GCC CONSTRUCT OF PRINCIPLES KEY TO REGION’S STABILITY’ ‘Pain, challenges … time now to lead’ – Accomplishments too big to abandon KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah affirmed on Tuesday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will carry on its leading role in …

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EU places 17 nations on ‘tax avoidance’ blacklist – UAE, Panama and S. Korea included

BRUSSELS, Dec 5, (Agencies): European Union (EU) ministers adopted on Tuesday a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens including Panama, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates after a year of tough negotiations. The Paradise Papers leak last month gave a new impetus to the plan, making public some of …

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UAE announces new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia

KUWAIT CITY: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council — a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar. The Emirati Foreign Ministry announcement, just hours …

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