Arab Times

Kuwait and Ukraine sign a number of agreements

Ceremony graced by HH the Amir, Ukraine’s leader KUWAIT CITY, March 18, (KUNA): Kuwait and Ukraine on Sunday sealed the deal on a number of agreements in a lavish ceremony with both nations’ respective leaders in attendance. Presiding over the proceedings, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, …

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EUROPEANS MULL NEW SANCTIONS TO SAVE IRAN ACCORD – Trump seen likely to pull out of N-deal

WASHINGTON, March 18, (Agencies): Republican US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. “The Iran deal will be another issue that’s coming up in May, and right now it doesn’t feel …

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Turkey, rebels take Afrin – Kurds pull out for guerrilla war

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, March 18, (Agencies): Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their fl ags in the town centre and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. A spokesman for the rebel fighters said …

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Cricket-India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

COLOMBO, March 18 (Reuters) – India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side on Sunday. With India needing 34 runs off the last two …

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7 Bangladeshi Islamist militants to hang for Sufi murder

Dhaka, March 18, 2018 (AFP) -Seven Islamist militants were sentenced to death Sunday in Bangladesh for the murder of a Sufi shrine caretaker in 2015, at the height of a wave of attacks which swept the South Asian country. The defendants were convicted by a special court in the northern …

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Anger as Ukraine doesn’t allow Russians to vote

Security forces are surrounding Russian facilities in Ukraine amid anger over the Ukrainian government’s refusal to allow ordinary Russians to vote for president. Ukrainian police are guarding the Russian Embassy in Kiev and consular offices in Odessa and other cities. The Ukrainian government announced that only Russian diplomatic officials would …

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Turkey’s president says allied Syrian forces have taken control of town center of Afrin, driving out Kurdish militia

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency and Syrian activists say Turkey-backed forces have reached the center of the Syrian town of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. Turkey views the Kurdish forces in the Afrin enclave along the border as terrorists …

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Philippines’ Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC – Calls ICC a part of “White idiots in the EU”

Manila , Philippines, March 18, 2018 (AFP) -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war. Duterte lashed out at the war crimes tribunal days after his government notified the United Nations of …

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Russia says over 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s defence ministry. Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the …

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