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Iranian markings on Yemen missile

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 11, (AP): Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings”, the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, …

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Tensions over Muslim street prayers

CLICHY, France, Nov 11, (AFP): Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris on Friday and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government …

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Kuwait, Saudi ask its citizens to quit Lebanon

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9, (Agencies): Kuwaiti citizens currently in Lebanon are urged to leave the country immediately, a foreign ministry statement said Thursday. The statement attributed the step to circumstances experienced by Lebanon at the moment, as well as a precautionary measure against any negative impact that might take place. …

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Saudi graft reach to UAE – Some liquidating assets

ABU DHABI/DUBAI, Nov 9, (RTRS): Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti- corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursday as the inquiry expanded beyond the kingdom’s borders. “Based on our investigations over the past three years, …

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UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics picks Kuwait to occupy Arab seat

Kuwait’s continuous support to the organization hailed PARIS, Nov 9, (KUNA): The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has chosen Kuwait to occupy the Arab seat at the institute’s board of directors, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait’s permanent envoy to UNESCO Ambassador Dr Meshal Hayat said that …

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Iraq hits Kurdish banking

BAGHDAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov 14 and all banks must report back with …

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Sisi ‘redlines’ Gulf

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 9, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has re-affirmed that security of Arab and Gulf states is inseparable from Egypt’s national security. “Any threat to the Gulf is a threat to Egypt,” the Egyptian president said during a meeting with representatives of Egyptian, Arab and foreign media …

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CORRUPTION LAW CHALLENGE FAILS – Do your job, say MPs

Anti-Corruption Public Authority hailed KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: MP Riyadh Al-Adsani congratulated the Board of Trustees and staff of the Anti-Corruption Public Authority after the Constitutional Court rejected a petition challenging the constitutionality of law number 2/2016 on establishing the authority and provisions about financial disclosure. Al-Adsani wished the chairman …

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Fresh arrests in Saudi graft purge

RIYADH, Nov 8, (RTRS): Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in …

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Kuwait reiterates total support to Palestinians – Gaza blockade condemned

NEW YORK, Nov 8, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait affirmed on Wednesday its full support toward the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to get their legitimate political rights by establishing their independent State on their territory according to 1967 borders. The remarks came in a speech by the …

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