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International

India ‘arrests’ 20 for anthem sitting

NEW DELHI, Dec 13, (Agencies): Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police …

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Prince Alwaleed joins Gates in supporting BEV with $50 million

SAUDI ARABIA, Dec 13: HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, announced supporting the Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) with $50 …

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Qatar abolishes Kafala system … new reforms to improve expat worker rights – ‘Greater flexibility, freedom and protection to workers guaranteed’

DOHA, Dec 12, (Agencies): Today, Law No. 21 of 2015 comes into effect and introduces new provisions regulating the entry, exit and residency requirements for …

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Egypt arrests 4 over church hit – Suicide bomber behind attack: Sisi

CAIRO, Dec 12, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said on Monday that a suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed 24 people at …

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‘GCC VAT expected to produce over $25b revenues per annual’

DUBAI, Dec 12: The adoption of value added tax (VAT) by the GCC countries represents a major shift in tax policy that will impact all …

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‘Russia did not help Trump win election’ – Republicans reject CIA fi nding

WASHINGTON, Dec 11, (Agencies): Republicans on Saturday rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in …

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Church issues prayer against executions

MANILA, Dec 11, (Agencies): Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to re-impose the death penalty …

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Johnson comment misconstrued: Saudi

RIYADH, Dec 11, (Agencies): The press took out of context comments by Britain’s foreign secretary about “proxy wars” waged by longtime ally Saudi Arabia, the …

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Israel readies for ‘super-tech’ stealth fighters – Same-sex partners to get Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM, Dec 10, (AFP): Israel will Monday receive its first F-35 stealth fighter jets, hailed as technological marvels whose helmets alone cost more than most …

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Obama orders review of election-season hacking – ‘Russia intervened to help Trump’

WASHINGTON, Dec 10, (Agencies): The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and …

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