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Arab Times

Riyadh reassures allies on Middle East plan

RIYADH, July 29, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia has reassured Arab allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem’s status or refugees’ right of return, easing their concerns that the kingdom might back a nascent US deal which aligns with Israel on key issues. King …

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Kuwait central pivot for Yemen peace: UN envoy

KUWAIT CITY, July 29, (KUNA): “Kuwait is the central pivot for us and for peace in Yemen,” said United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Sunday. His remarks came after being received by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. “I have lived a long life …

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Qatar’s World Cup bid used ‘black operations’: UK report

London, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Qatar’s successful, controversy-plagued bid to host the 2022 World Cup has been hit by further allegations that they used a secret “black operations” propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of FIFA rules, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper — which also made …

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison

Jerusalem, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf Librati told AFP Tamimi, 17, and her mother, who …

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Strong quake kills 13, injures hundreds, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and …

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Philippine Muslims hope law to bring ‘dream of peace’

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Members or supporters of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group gathered in their tens of thousands on Sunday to discuss a landmark law granting them autonomy, with one expressing hope it would make their “dream of peace” a reality. President Rodrigo Duterte last …

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Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo

Dhaka, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A renowned Bangladesh photographer said Sunday he has been the victim of “unwanted cruelty” after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country. The Purboposhchimbd news portal said Jibon Ahmed was “not fit” …

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Aramco to buy Sabic petrochemical?

SAUDI ARAMCO last week announced its intention to buy a major share in the Saudi petrochemical company Sabic, which is the fourth largest company in the world with market value close to $100 billion. It has appointed two major American financial consultants to assess and evaluate Sabic assets. This could …

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ABK posts 18 pct rise in H1 net profit

Profits KD19.1m; earnings per share 12 fils KUWAIT CITY, July 28: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) today reported an 18 percent increase in net profit for the first half ending June 30, 2018. The upward trend in 2018 continued as ABK’s net profit for the period reached KD 19.1 …

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