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Duterte threatens to jail critics

Philippines, Indonesia to patrol Celebes Sea MANILA, July 2, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics of his use of martial law in the violence-wracked south, days before the Supreme Court is set to rule on its legality this week. Duterte declared military rule across the region …

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Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from jail

Ehud: from promise to prison RAMLA, Israel, July 2, (AFP): Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was freed from prison on Sunday after being granted parole from a 27-month sentence for corruption scandals that brought down his promising political career. Olmert, the country’s first former premier to serve jail time, did …

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Qatar rejects demands, ready to talk; EU affirm support for Kuwait mediation

TURKEY HOPEFUL AS ERDOGAN MEETS QATAR DEFENSE MINISTER – BAHRAIN INVOKES NATIONAL SECURITY CLAUSE AT WTO ROME, July 1, (Agencies): Qatar will reject a series of demands made by several other Arab states, its foreign minister said on Saturday, adding that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but …

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Amir congratulates Iraq on Mosul ‘win’

KUWAIT CITY, July 1, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations on Thursday to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the recapture of Mosul City from the so-called Islamic State (IS). In the cable, His Highness the Amir …

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Kuwait backs UNIDO’s efforts to eradicate global poverty: official

Taqui addresses 45th session of organization’s IDB in Vienna VIENNA, July 1, (KUNA): Kuwait has reaffirmed support to the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), encouraging comprehensive development around the globe to eradicate poverty. Acting Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Industry (PAI) Abdulkarim Taqui on Friday addressed the 45th …

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‘Saudi Arabia has highest number of rich people’

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Saudi Arabia tops in the Middle East and is 19th in the world in terms of the highest number of wealthiest people with per capita wealth of more than $30 million, as per a recent report concerning the wealthiest individuals in the world in 2016 released …

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Lloyds Bank stops trading in Qatari riyals’ – Qatar CDS hit 16 months high

LONDON, July 1, (RTRS): Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that it has stopped trading Qatari riyals and that the currency is no longer available for sale or buy-back at its high-street banks. A spokeswoman for the bank said a “third-party supplier” that carries out its foreign exchange service …

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Kuwait, Britain urge GCC dialogue – Italy voices confidence in Amir

QATARIS TO SEEK DAMAGES AGAINST GULF STATES – DOHA APPROACHES WTO QATAR DEFENSE MINISTER TO TURKEY AMID BASE DISPUTE LONDON, June 29, (Agencies): Britain and Kuwait on Thursday urged parties of the Gulf crisis to activate dialogue among member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council and act for safeguarding solidarity …

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Int’l businesses are caught in crossfire of Qatar’s blockade

Global companies face transport, trade barriers DUBAI/DOHA, June 29, (RTRS): International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbours as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens. The feud between Arab powers threatens to undermine the …

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Saudi releases seven Iranian fishermen

Detainees arrested over a year ago ANKARA, June 29, (RTRS): Iranian state TV said on Thursday seven Iranian fishermen detained by Saudi Arabia’s coastguard over a year ago had been returned to the country amid heightened tension between the regional rivals. “Seven Iranian fishermen who were arrested by Saudi Arabia’ …

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