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Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

WASHINGTON, April 10, (AP): The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, …

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Unfettered online hate speech fuels ‘Islamophobia’ in China

Sentiment poses dilemma for ruling party HEFEI, China, April 10, (AP): The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a planned mosque in their neighborhood. It quickly escalated into something more sinister. …

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Mirren, Theron score in ‘Furious 8’

‘Johnson, Diesel feud overblown’ LOS ANGELES, April 10, (Agencies): The family revs up for yet another ride as the eighth movie in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” hits theaters on Friday. And the reviews are officially in — what are the critics saying about “Fate …

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Kuwait’s martial arts team win 50 medals

Kuwait’s martial arts team won a total of 50 medals in the 2017 World Martial Arts Championship which concluded Monday, April 10 in Portugal. The four-day event, which was held in the Portuguese city of Caldas Da Rainha, witnessed the participation of about 6,000 young martial artists representing 20 countries …

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Blasts kill 43, Sisi deploys troops – Amir condoles Egypt

TANTA, Egypt/CAIRO, April 9, (Agencies): At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which …

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Swedish attack suspect sympathised with IS

Uzbek man was failed asylum-seeker; 2nd suspect arrested STOCKHOLM, April 9, (Agencies): An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday. …

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Kuwait currency dinar to mark its 56th anniversary – 1961 saw end of Gulf rupee

KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): The national currency, the Kuwaiti Dinar (KD), will be celebrating its 56th anniversary as being the financial building block which helped the nation grow and expand. Before replacing the Indian Rupee in 1961, the initial plans for issuing a national currency began in 1958 during …

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Your turn will come too, Iran tells Gulf Arabs

DUBAI, April 9, (RTRS): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday condemned as “flagrant US aggression on Syria” a US missile strike on a Syrian air base this week and criticised Gulf Arab states for supporting it, state television reported. Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial investigation of the suspected …

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Kuwaiti athletes win 35 medals

A team of Kuwait athletes has won a total of 35 medals in the world martial arts championship, currently held in Portugal, the team’s manager said Sunday. Abdullah Taqi, in a phone call with KUNA, said the athletes succeeded in winning 11 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals in …

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Gulf Business survey shows ‘top ten’ salaries in Kuwait

Asian, Western salaries up; Gulf drops KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Salaries across the GCC stagnated in the last year due to dull economic conditions in the region, the 2017 Gulf Business salary survey has found, says the Gulf Business News. The average Asian salary increased 1.57 percent from $9,231 to …

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