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Islamic leaders boycott holy site – Protests after Israel sets up metal detectors

JERUSALEM, July 17, (Agencies): Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site’s entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week. For the …

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Woman keeps school going in Qaeda-run region

Kisar keeping militants’ influence at bay ISTANBUL, July 17, (AP): When Syria’s uprising broke out, Rania Kisar left her job in the United States and returned home to join what she dreamed would be the ouster of President Bashar Assad and the building of a new Syria. Her main focus …

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Baghdadi ‘likely’ alive, say Kurds

SULAIMANIA, Iraq, July 17, (Agencies): A top Kurdish counterterrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqa, despite reports that he had been killed. “Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not …

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Amir, French FM tackle Qatar crisis

CONCERNS RAISED OVER IMPACT ON BI-NATIONAL FAMILIES KUWAIT CITY, July 16, (Agencies): French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks with top officials in Kuwait on Sunday in a bid to bolster the state’s attempts to mediate in the Gulf crisis. Le Drian met HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad …

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‘War in Syria kills over 330,000’ – Shells hit Russian embassy in Damascus

BEIRUT, July 16, (Agencies): More than 330,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians, a monitor said on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 331,765 people across Syria …

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Crash kills 16 pilgrims in India

SRINAGAR, India, July 16, (AFP): At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit. The bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, the …

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Israel reopens sensitive holy site – Security forces shoot Palestinian gunman dead

JERUSALEM, July 16, (AFP): Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras. Crowds chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) as a number of initial visitors entered …

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Doha mall’s $1b-plus refinancing loan frozen amid Qatar boycott

Diplomatic crisis hurt bank’s appetite for deals DUBAI/DOHA, July 16, (RTRS): The refinancing of a $1 billion loan by Doha Festival City, a retail and hospitality complex in Qatar, has been indefinitely postponed as a diplomatic crisis deters regional banks from doing new Qatari business, bankers said. The refinancing, coordinated …

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FIVE POLICEMEN KILLED NEAR GIZA PYRAMIDS

Two German women stabbed to death – Kuwait condemns Egypt attacks HURGHADA, Egypt, July 15, (Agencies): Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt’s hobbled tourism industry. Judicial …

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Kuwait condemns Al-Aqsa Mosque closure by Israel

GCC, Europol to boost security cooperation KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (KUNA): Kuwait strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque and thus banning of Palestinian worshippers from performing Friday prayers, for the first time in around half a century. The Israeli measure “is a provocation of feelings of Muslims around the …

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