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Kuwait success in economic, financial reforms: IMF

Changes cap phase one WASHINGTON, Oct 14, (KUNA): Kuwait has been successful in implementing the first phase of its economic and financial reforms, which are set to balance and develop the economy of the country, Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Director of the Middle East and Central Asia …

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Kuwait, Cyprus work tax, air service pacts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Kuwait and Cyprus have established a very close relationship which they have been cultivating for over half a century now, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides told the Arab Times on the sidelines of a diplomatic mission initiated through an invitation …

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Trump strikes blow at Iran deal in policy shift – Iran angry

WASHINGTON, Oct 14, (Agencies): President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Friday, defying both US allies and adversaries by refusing to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord even though international inspectors say it is. Warning that he might ultimately terminate the …

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‘Child killed, wife raped’ – Freed family reaches Canada

TORONTO, Oct 14, (AP): Former hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the five years they were held in captivity. Boyle gave the statement shortly after landing in Canada late Friday with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and three …

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ISIS Fighters surrender – Raqqa fall nears

AIN ISSA, SYRIA/BEIRUT, Oct 14, (RTRS): Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Raqqa, once its de facto Syrian capital, and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia told Reuters. A local official said tribal elders were …

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KURDS OFFER IRAQ TALKS OVER AIRPORT, BANKS BAN

PM denies attack plan … tensions rise – Peshmerga note force deployment ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday denied an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the …

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Pope to visit Myanmar to push for peace

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to mainly-Buddhist Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal bloodshed, …

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US-Canadian family freed – Positive moment: Trump

WASHINGTON, Oct 12, (AFP): President Donald Trump announced Thursday that US and Pakistani officials had secured the release of an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children from Taleban captivity. The US leader identified the kidnapped couple as Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, kidnapped during a backpacking trip …

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Aussie ‘F-35’ fighter data stolen – Defence subcontractor hacked

SYDNEY, Oct 12, (AFP): Sensitive data about Australia’s F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday. The 50-person aerospace engineering firm was compromised in July last year but the national …

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Drone kills British ‘White Widow’ extremist

Ceasefire deal agreed for south Damascus LONDON, Oct 12, (Agencies): Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. A convert to Islam from southern England, …

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