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Pope avoids Rohingya row – ‘Respect human rights’

NAYPYITAW, Nov 28, (Agencies): Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for “each ethnic group and its identity”. The pope avoided a diplomatic backlash by not using …

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OPPOSITION MPs EXPRESS ASTONISHMENT ON VERDICT

Up to 5 years jail for Assembly raid – Court orders immediate arrest KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Several opposition MPs expressed astonishment over the verdict of the Court of Appeals which, on Monday, sentenced a number of former and current MPs, including Musallam Al-Barrak, and other citizens up to five years …

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Cabinet voices pleasure over recovery of His Highness Amir

Ministers deplore recent Egypt’s Sinai attack KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27, (KUNA): The Cabinet Monday vehemently condemned a recent bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate, which left hundreds of worshippers dead or injured. The Cabinet said in a press statement following its weekly meeting held at Bayan …

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Kuwait keen on ‘extensive’ development in Arab World

Comission formed to implement 2030 SDGs: Al-Sabeeh TUNIS, Nov 27, (KUNA): Kuwait pays prime attention to realizing comprehensive development, not only at home, but in the Arab World as well, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh said on Monday. This is …

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Pakistan officials bow to Islamists’ demands – Law minister resigns

ISLAMABAD, Nov 27, (AFP): Pakistan’s law minister resigned Monday as the embattled civilian government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital has fuelled deadly violence and sparked demonstrations across the nuclear-armed nation. Protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi called off the sit-in after state …

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Pope dives into Rohingya crisis – Refugees hope pontiff will bring peace

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov 27, (Agencies): Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here. Francis …

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KUWAIT JOINS 41 MUSLIM STATES IN MILITARY ALLIANCE

Alliance to tighten noose on terror – Need to prevent sectarian strife RIYADH, Nov 26, (Agencies): Kuwait’s eagerness to join the ranks of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) stems from its unyielding disapproval of the scourge of terrorism, the country’s defense minister said on Sunday. In a speech …

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‘12,000 Kuwaitis using Bitcoin currency amounting $1 billion’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: Kuwait has not been enthusiastic about any new electronic product, as is the case with the process of the virtual currency Bitcoin (BTC), reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting sources said this year until October 2017 a total of 12,000 Kuwaitis have been using this virtual …

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Rohingya have to go back: Cardinal – Pope visit can help

VATICAN CITY, Nov 26, (AFP): The top Catholic official in Bangladesh hopes Pope Francis’s visit there and to Myanmar will bolster moves to alleviate the Rohingya refugee crisis that has put the neighbouring nations in the global spotlight. Despite last week’s deal to return to Myanmar some of the hundreds …

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Sisi vows to avenge martyrs

CAIRO, Nov 26, (Agencies): The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promising vengeance. The identical pattern in the aftermath of Friday’s …

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