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‘Fighters’ in Marawi trapped, says army – Joint fight against militants

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 22, (Agencies): Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military …

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4 held in raids tied to Brussels attack – France ‘anti-terror’ law set

PARIS, June 22, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil …

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King Salman names son crown prince – Nephew replaces Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as Interior Minister

AMIR CONGRATULATES SAUDI KING ON APPOINTMENT DUBAI, June 21, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, …

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US says frustrated over Qatar embargo – UN chief backs Kuwait mediation

WASHINGTON, June 21, (Agencies): The United States declared itself “mystified” on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo …

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Qatar rift risks raising cost for Gulf debt issuers

DUBAI/RIYADH June 21, (RTRS): Qatar’s rift with its Arab neighbours is threatening to puncture investor appetite for the Gulf region as a whole, translating into …

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Gulf states prep for VAT in time of crisis – Inflationary pressures seen

DUBAI, June 21, (AFP): Oil-rich Gulf countries, which for decades have attracted millions of foreign workers thanks to their reputation as tax-free havens, aim to …

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Brussels ups security after failed ‘bombing’ – Dutch arrest terror suspect

BRUSSELS, June 21, (Agencies): Belgium said on Wednesday a Moroccan man carried out a foiled terrorist attack with a nail bomb at a busy Brussels …

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Doha due in DC, places its trust in Kuwait mediation

DOHA, June 20, (Agencies): Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that he plans to travel to the United States next …

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No confirmation of Baghdadi death – Iran drone downed by US jet

MOSCOW, June 20, (Agencies): Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air …

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Trump seen hardening its line toward Pakistan

WASHINGTON, June 20, (Agencies): President Donald Trump’s administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in …

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