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KSA seeks strategic Chinese partnership

March 15, 2014 5:24 am0 comments
KSA seeks strategic Chinese partnership

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, said on Friday that Saudi Arabia was seeking strategic partnership with China. “We want to transform our relations into a strategic partnership,” the crown prince said during talks with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao. The vice president, on the other hand, […]

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Indian warships, aircraft join search for Malaysian plane

March 14, 2014 4:56 am0 comments
Indian warships, aircraft join search for Malaysian plane

NEW DELHI: India has deployed five warships and five aircraft, including a newly-acquired naval P-8I long-range reconnaissance plane and an IAF C-130J Super Hercules, in the ongoing multi-nation hunt for the Malaysian airliner MH370, which went missing six days ago. The Indian effort under the name of ‘Operation SearchLight’ comes […]

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Kuwaiti scholar says spying on spouse is a ‘sin’

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Kuwaiti scholar says spying on spouse is a ‘sin’

Manama: Checking a spouse’s cell phone or computer without his or her permission amounts to committing a sin, a Kuwaiti religious scholar has said. “From the religious perspective, a spouse must not access his or her spouse’s mobile phone or computer without his or her authorisation,” Ajeel Al Nashmi, the […]

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Keith Richards to publish children’s book

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Keith Richards to publish children’s book

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, famous for surviving years of rock ‘n’ roll excess, will release a children’s picture book with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Richards, his publisher said on Tuesday. The book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, tells the story of […]

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Iraq executes seven, including Saddam-era agents

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Baghdad: Iraq executed seven people on Thursday, including three men convicted of the 1994 killing in Beirut of the father of a current MP, despite international condemnation over Baghdad’s use of the death penalty. The executions, carried out by hanging, were the first to be confirmed since January 23 and […]

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What GCC governments can learn from the mobile gaming sector?

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Dubai: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are expected to be a particularly active market for mobility. In fact, throughout the GCC, mobile subscriptions already far outnumber inhabitants. The steady rise in mobile phone uptake has contributed positively to the expansion of broadband Internet access across the GCC region. Mobile […]

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Embattled Vettel vows ‘maximum’ in record bid

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Embattled Vettel vows ‘maximum’ in record bid

Melbourne: Red Bull ace Sebastien Vettel on Thursday vowed to “push to the maximum” as he bids to shrug off pre-season mechanical woes and claim a record 10th successive win at the Australian Grand Prix. The young German clinched his fourth straight world title in 2013 with a record-equalling nine […]

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An economic rise built around a few

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In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social engineers call “inclusiveness” — the degree to which members of a society share in its prosperity. With it, say the boosters, Africa will rise. Without it, […]

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Kuwait official concerned over Iran nuclear plant’s safety

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Kuwait official concerned over Iran nuclear plant’s safety

Manama: Kuwait’s former foreign minister Shaikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah has stressed that potable water in Kuwait was a vital issue and called for Iranian nuclear reactors to be placed under international supervision for safety purposes. “While other countries may have springs, all of our water comes from […]

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Qatar crisis ‘may get worse’

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Dubai: A week after recalling their ambassadors from Doha, Gulf states are concerned that the crisis with Qatar might be prolonged and may even get worse, a Gulf diplomatic source said on Thursday. “Qatar’s foreign policy is totally unrealistic. We realise they want to play an active role regionally that […]

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