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Airstrikes kill 11 troops – Purely ISIS: Duterte

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 1, (Agencies): Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade. The friendly fire deaths bring to 171 the number of people reported killed since …

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Robocop in Dubai

A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime fighters with machines. If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it …

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UAE is third most peaceful country in Mideast region – Global peace index survey

DUBAI, June 1, (GulfNews): The UAE has been ranked the third most peaceful country in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the newly released annual Global Peace Index. The UAE is placed 65th overall in the world out of 163 countries, scoring high in areas of strong security …

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QATAR AMIR ARRIVES AS KUWAIT OFFERS MEDIATION

Gulf row rattles Trump anti-Iran axis DUBAI/DOHA, May 31, (Agencies): Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbours is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against …

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Kabul truck bomb kills 90 – Diplomatic area hit

KABUL, May 31, (Agencies): At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Bloodied corpses littered the scene and a huge …

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89 militants killed in urban battle

MARAWI, Philippines, May 31, (Agencies): Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their leaders and hold hostages, authorities said Wednesday. Attack helicopters fired rockets on Wednesday morning into parts …

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Eating healthy food, jogging after breaking the fast ideal in Ramadan

Avoid consuming artificial drinks: Dr Bu-Hamad KUWAIT CITY, May 31, (KUNA): People tend, during the holy month of Ramadan, to spend hefty amounts of money to purchase all kinds of food, paving way for consumption all the way to ‘Sohoor’ (pre-dawn meal prior to fasting). This would cause weight increase …

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Thousands rally in Morocco for release of protest leader

Several thousand people took to the streets in Morocco after dark on Tuesday to demand the release of the leader of months of protests in the neglected northern Rif region. The region has been shaken by social unrest since the death in October of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, 31, who was …

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Number of empty apartments increases from 20,000 to 37,000

KUWAIT CITY, May 30: With the fast-approaching summer and holiday seasons, the number of empty investment apartments in most parts of the country has been skyrocketing. Statistics reveal that this number, since the beginning of the year, has increased by 17,000 and many new buildings will enter the market shortly. …

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Philippine forces pound militants – ‘Surrender or die’

MARAWI, Philippines, May 30, (Agencies): Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began …

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