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Amir praises Speaker’s stand for Palestinians

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday praised National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim for his pro-Palestinian stance at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In a cable, His Highness the Amir emphasized Al-Ghanim’s firm remarks against …

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Qatar, Kuwait in Gulf crisis talks

DOHA, Oct 19, (KUNA): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed on Thursday with Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah the latest developments regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis. Qatari News Agency (QNA) said the Qatari Amir …

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Missile program to accelerate: Tehran

ANKARA, Oct 19, (Agencies): Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite US and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. In a significant US policy shift on Oct 13, President Donald Trump disavowed Iran’s compliance with …

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Foreign DAESH leaders held in Syria – ‘Emirs’ captured in special operations

BEIRUT, Oct 19, (Agencies): US-backed militias in Syria have detained senior foreign Islamic State leaders in months of fighting for Raqqa, but it is not yet clear if they will be repatriated after facing trial, a spokesman said on Thursday. “We have foreign emirs … from all around the world,” …

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‘OCCUPIER, KILLERS OF CHILDREN … GRAB YOUR BAGS AND LEAVE’ – Applause as Speaker takes on Israel

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sternly told the Israeli delegation that participated in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference Wednesday to leave after hearing the latter’s comments on the Palestinian lawmakers languishing in jail. Kuwait’s chief lawmaker fi ercely replied to the Israeli parliament representative’s comments on …

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Kuwait sends 4,000 food baskets to Yemen, medical aid to Somalia

Kuwait reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees at Doha meet KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18, (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. In a statement to …

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Kurds leave disputed area – Germany suspends military training

BAGHDAD, Oct 18, (Agencies): Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important …

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‘Hundreds of Rohingya killed’ – Amnesty International

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators. More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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Philippines arrests militant widow for trying to recruit fighters

Philippine law enforcement agents have arrested a woman who tried to spread radical ideas and recruit hundreds of foreigners to reinforce pro- Islamic State rebels occupying a southern city, the justice minister said on Wednesday. Karen Aizha Hamidon, the widow of a former leader of a small extremist group in …

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