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Germany to pull out of Turkish base – Lawmakers denied entry to Incirlik

ANKARA, June 5, (RTRS): Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. Gabriel was speaking after a meeting in Ankara with …

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Terror hits heart of London … 7 slain, 12 arrested

AMIR EXPRESSES SORROW OVER ATTACK IN LONDON LONDON, June 4, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48. London’s Metropolitan Police …

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Outrage, solidarity over cowardly attacks

PARIS, June 4, (AFP): British and world leaders condemned the London attack Sunday, reacting with both outrage and solidarity, as Pope Francis urged believers in St Peter’s square to pray for the victims. Britain London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was “a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners …

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Baby born to couple with chromosomal abnormality – First in Gulf region

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 4: A Middle- Eastern couple with chromosomal abnormality and parental consanguinity is the first in the region to be blessed with an absolutely healthy baby. Born in June 2016 to 34-year-old Aliya and 37-year-old Mehdi, who were treated at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the baby …

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125,000 Palestinians work in Israel – Israel keeps tight grip on economy

SALFIT, West Bank, June 4, (Agencies): Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 am His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness. He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch over his shoulder, gets on a minibus and starts the grueling journey to his job laying …

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‘Attacker gambling addict, not terrorist’

MANILA: An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital was a father-of-three from Manila motivated by heavy gambling debts and not terrorism, authorities said Sunday. The identification of the attacker as Jessie Javier Carlos, a Catholic, proves that claims of …

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Kuwait wins Security Council seat – Amir congratulates FM

NEW YORK, June 3: Kuwait was elected on Friday to serve as non-permanent member on the Security Council for a two-year term beginning in January 2018. In one round of voting the United Nations General Assembly gathered in its main hall and elected Kuwait, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, the Netherlands, …

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No Kuwaitis hurt in Manila attack – ‘Smoke’ kills 36 in casino

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Embassy in the Philippines announced that all Kuwaiti nationals were safe after the attack on a casino and hotel complex in the capital Manila, which killed 36 people early on Friday. The embassy said in a statement that it has learned that there were …

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Tight vetting for US visas starts

WASHINGTON, June 3, (AFP): The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods. A State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP new security procedures had gone into effect on May 25 …

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Will Trump block Comey testimony?

Special counsel’s probe includes Manafort case WASHINGTON, June 3, (Agencies): White House officials said on Friday they did not know yet whether President Donald Trump would seek to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, a move that could spark a political backlash. “I have …

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