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China pumps billions into Iran economy – Western investment stalls

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30, (RTRS): China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chineseled projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry offi- cials said. Freed from crippling nuclear sanctions two years ago, Iran …

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Special session may clear sports law – December deadline looms KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has asked the government to attend the special session slated for Sunday to discuss the sports draft law in view of the latest developments in the move to lift suspension of …

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New govt likely to be formed Sunday: report

‘Stormers’ contact Amiri Diwan for amnesty KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29, (Agencies): The names of ministers in the new government are expected to be announced next Sunday and they are will most likely take the oath of office before His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad on Monday, reports Al-Anba daily. His …

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15 rebels killed in Philippine clash

MANILA, Nov 29, (Agencies): Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” …

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Pope urges reconciliation – Thousands attend Mass in Yangon

YANGON, Nov 29, (RTRS): Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic confl icts and communal strife. That echoed a call for peace he made at …

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NKorea ICBM can reach US mainland – Pyongyang nuclear power: Kim

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Nov 29, (RTRS): North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons. North Korea’s first missile test since mid-September came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back …

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No action on MP ‘stormers’ – Ruling awaited

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The National Assembly will not take any action regarding the MPs convicted of storming the legislative building until the Court of Cassation issues its ruling, says Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim. On the parliamentary immunity, Al-Ghanim explained the immunity must be lifted before the indictment, while there …

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Kuwait praised … gains observer status at International Organization for Migration

GENEVA, Nov 28, (KUNA): The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) executive council unanimously agreed Tuesday to officially grant Kuwait observer status. Addressing the 108th session of the IOM council, which kicked off Tuesday and will continue into the next month, IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing heaped praise on Kuwait …

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Saudi Arabia executes 6 Yemenis and a Saudi national

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed six Yemeni men convicted of murder and robbery and a Saudi man for smuggling drugs, the interior ministry said. The Yemenis were convicted of forming a gang that killed two men and a woman in three separate attacks on homes in the southern province …

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