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Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as Kuwait’s new ruling emir

The new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, center, performs the constitutional oath at the Kuwaiti National Assembly in Kuwait, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Kuwait’s Sheikh Nawaf was sworn in Wednesday as the ruling emir of the tiny oil-rich country, propelled to power by the death of his half-brother after a long

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Azerbaijan neutralizes 2,300 Armenian soldiers

Armenia targets western Azerbaijan with artillery fire in morning hours At least 2,300 Armenian soldiers were neutralized in a counterattack launched by Azerbaijani troops to save their occupied territories. In a statement, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said 2,300 Armenian soldiers were killed and wounded since Sept. 27. Also, approximately 130 tanks and armored vehicles, more than

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Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, with moderator Chris Wallace, center, of Fox News during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe

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Death of Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah draws outpour of grief

The death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the leader of Kuwait who earned a reputation as a seasoned diplomat and a rare ruler who could cross the region’s political and sectarian divides, drew an outpouring of grief from across the Arab world Tuesday. As news of his death broke, condolence messages streamed in

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Khashoggi pro-democracy group DAWN launches in US two years after his death

Mohamed bin Salman, right, is widely believed to have ordered the killing of Khashoggi in 2018 (AFP) A group founded by the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is set to launch in Washington on Tuesday to carry on his legacy of raising awareness of human rights violations committed by Washington’s allies in the region. According

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Saudi forces businessmen to end their investments in Turkey

Antique atrium with several shops and vendors of traditional goods in Istanbul, Turkey on 30 March 2014 [Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho/Flickr] Saudi traders who import goods from Turkey to the kingdom have recently signed pledges for the Saudi Trade Ministry not to import goods from there again, the Twitter account Mujtahidd revealed on Sunday. The Saudi

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Azerbaijan: Armenian-Syrian mercenaries helping Armenia

Some corpses found among Armenian army casualties found to be mercenaries coming from Syria, say Azerbaijani officials Mercenaries of Armenian origin from Syria have been identified among Armenia’s casualties, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Monday. Defense Ministry spokesman Anar Eyvazov said in a statement that some of the dead bodies found among the casualties of the

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68 children arrested since start of Egypt protests released

Nubian boys from Aswan, Yahya Khairy Abdel Qader and Muhamad Ahmad [Gehadashraf007/Twitter] Egypt’s public prosecution has announced the release of 68 children arrested since the beginning of the 20 September demonstrations. The announcement has sparked fierce criticism among human rights organisations, who question why children are being arrested and what happened to them in the

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Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 after reporting millions in losses, report claims

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Griffin Connolly Donald Trump paid no federal income tax in 10 of the past 15 years and only $750 in the year he was elected following a presidential campaign in which

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Saudi Arabia: G-20 gathering of world leaders, Rights groups and others had called to boycott the summit due to Khashoggi’s killing,

A woman walks past a banner showing Saudi King Salman, right, and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, outside a mall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 15, 2020. This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. Instead, due to the coronavirus pandemic,

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