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Big-money camels gallop to victory outside Dubai

Forget the image of lumbering beasts trudging over sand dunes in slow-moving caravans — camels in Dubai are built for speed. Camel racing is a big-money sport and fast thoroughbreds can fetch well over a million dollars. Rising temperatures across Gulf Arab countries like the United Arab Emirates signal the …

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US for strong Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, April 19, (AFP): The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh- Washington alliance. Mattis, meeting top officials in the Saudi capital, also hinted that President Donald Trump could visit the kingdom, a longtime US …

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‘Poll may boost independence’

Attempt to block referendum impossible: Sturgeon LONDON, April 19, (RTRS): Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday that success for her Scottish National Party in a snap election on June 8 would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scottish independence. …

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Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas and neighbors

SEOUL, South Korea, April 19, (Agencies): Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous. Many South Koreans are using those words to describe the president of their most important ally, rather than the leader of their archrival to the North. They worry that President Donald Trump’s tough, unorthodox talk about North Korea’s nuclear program is …

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Two held over attack plot – Le Pen targets immigration

PARIS, April 18, (Agencies): French security services on Tuesday swooped on two men accused of plotting an attack just five days before the first round of the presidential election. The men were arrested in the southern city of Marseille by agents from France’s domestic intelligence agency. Interior Minister Matthias Fekl …

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26 killed as Philippine bus plunges into ravine

At least 26 people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus crashed into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 24 metres (80 feet) in the upland province of Nueva Ecija before noon after its brakes failed while travelling …

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Saudi chopper crash kills 12

DUBAI, April 18, (Agencies): A Saudi helicopter came down during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 officers aboard, Saudi media reported, and a Yemeni defence ministry news website said the cause was friendly fire. The death toll was one of the largest in a single incident involving Saudi …

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Syrians in frantic search for children

Dozens of blast survivors awaiting news BAB AL-HAWA, Syria, April 18, (AFP): Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognise her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the …

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SWIFT warns its clients on hack – Dubai-based EastNets quizzed on security

NEW YORK, April 18, (RTRS): SWIFT, the global bank messaging system, on Monday advised clients to pay close attention to security when selecting firms to help them access the network following the release of data that suggested the US government sought to spy on their clients. “Customers should pay close …

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Amir congratulates Erdogan

Opposition disputes poll win KUWAIT CITY, April 17, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Monday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing his best wishes for Turkey after the success of constitutional referendum, hoping as well for more developmental …

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