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Qatar waives visa for 80 states – More to come in visa policy

QATAR’S Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today Wednesday announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 …

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Rosary in hand, Christians flee IS-held Raqqa

‘We tried to stay but we couldn’t take it anymore’ JAZRA, Syria, Aug 9, (AFP): Sawsan Karapetyan and her family lived in fear for years …

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US immigrants stream into Canada

CHAMPLAIN, NY, Aug 9, (AP): They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the …

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Thousands march for quota in government jobs in India

MUMBAI, India, Aug 9, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of people waving saffron flags marched through Mumbai on Wednesday demanding quotas in government jobs and education …

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Suspect held after car hits soldiers – Counter-terror probe launched

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb …

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AMIRI LETTERS TO BAHRAIN, UAE, OMAN, EGYPT – US envoys in Kuwait on Gulf crisis

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8, (KUNA): During talks with Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Monday, a US official and retired US general reiterated support …

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Five Dubai arrests in multinational take-down of two crime syndicates

SYDNEY, Aug 8, (Agencies): Police in Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands have arrested 17 people and seized nearly two tonnes of narcotics in raids the …

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‘Illegals’ await Saudi crackdown

RIYADH, Aug 8, (RTRS): For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering “illegal expatriates” to leave the …

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7 decades into Indian democracy – Royal palace continues to thrive

JODHPUR, India, Aug 8, (AP): In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice …

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German 9/11 suspect died: Al-Qaeda leader – Victim’s remains ID’d

BERLIN, Aug 8, (AP): A German man believed to have provided logistical support to the Hamburgbased Sept 11 hijackers has died, according to a newly-released …

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