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Kuwait Denies its Waters Used for Iran Supplies to Houthis

DUBAI, Aug 2 – Kuwait on Wednesday denied a Reuters report that Iran was using the Gulf Arab state’s waters to smuggle weapons and equipment to Houthi forces in Yemen. “The State of Kuwait refuted news by the Reuters news agency regarding Iran’s exploitation of Kuwaiti waters to deliver arms and military assistance to the

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Hundreds Flee Saudi Town as Security Forces Clash with Gunmen

DUBAI, Aug 1 – Hundreds of people have fled a town in eastern Saudi Arabia where government forces are fighting Shi’ite Muslim gunmen, activists and Saudi media reported on Tuesday. Fighting has intensified in recent days in Awamiya where authorities have been trying since May to tear down the old quarter to prevent militants using

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Pakistan Set to Elect New Prime Minister on Tuesday

By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, July 31 – Pakistan’s lawmakers will elect a new prime minister on Tuesday to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, with ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader until Sharif’s own brother is eligible. The confirmation from parliament came after Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain convened

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Lost Children are Legacy of Battle for Iraq’s Mosul

By Angus MacSwan MOSUL, Iraq, July 30 – Thousands of children have been separated from their parents in the nine-month battle for Mosul and the preceding years of Daesh rule in northern Iraq – some found wandering alone and afraid among the rubble, others joining the refugee exodus from the pulverized city. In some cases their

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Israel Bans Men Under 50 from Disputed Jerusalem Holy Site on Friday

JERUSALEM, July 28 – Israel sent extra police into Jerusalem on Friday and said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the Old City’s Al-Aqsa mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests. Tensions have been high at the compound for two weeks, often erupting into clashes, after two Israeli

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Nawaz Meets His Demons, Overthrown By Judges, Disgraced in Public Eyes

BY Shaheen Sehbai The Dubious past of Pakistan’s third time Prime Minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif, has finally caught up with him on Friday, 28 July, as the country’s Supreme Court wrote a new chapter in the nation’s history. It removed Sharif from office and has set his entire family to face trials for the billions

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Israel Bans Men Under 50 from Disputed Jerusalem Holy Site on Friday

JERUSALEM, July 28 – Israel sent extra police into Jerusalem on Friday and said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the Old City’s Al-Aqsa mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests. Tensions have been high at the compound for two weeks, often erupting into clashes, after two Israeli

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