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Palestinian Presidency welcomes ‘grand guest’ Modi ahead of visit

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Ramallah, Feb 7 (IANS) The Palestinian Presidency on Wednesday welcomed the “historical and significant” visit of “grand guest” Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to Palestine on February 10, the first ever prime ministerial visit from India here. “The Palestinian Presidency welcomes the historic and important visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Sushma Swaraj calls on Saudi King

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Riyadh, Feb 7 (IANS) In keeping with India’s growing ties with Saudi Arabia, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here on Wednesday. “Steps to further intensify our strategic partnership in all sectors and to work together towards each other’s progress came up during (the) […]

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India thanks Saudi Arabia for increasing country’s Haj quota

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Riyadh, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing India’s quota for Islam’s most holy pilgrimage, the Haj. At the inaugural ceremony of the Saudi national and cultural festival Al Janadriyah, where India has been given guest of honour country status this year, Sushma Swaraj said “a […]

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Pakistan says “deeply concerned” about Yemen rebels missile attack

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ISLAMABAD, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Pakistan on Wednesday showed serious concerns about the recent missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait in Asir province. Saudi Arabia’s air force had downed the ballistic missile on Feb. 5, according to Saudi officials. “We are deeply concerned over media reports of a […]

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Syrian army says foils Israeli missile attack on Damascus countryside

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DAMASCUS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — The Syrian air defenses destroyed most of the Israeli missiles targeting a military position in the countryside of the Syrian capital Damascus early Wednesday, the Syrian army said in a statement. The Israeli warplanes fired the missiles from inside the Lebanese airspace, it noted. The army warned of the dangerous […]

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Syrian air defense destroys Israeli missiles targeting military position in Damascus

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DAMASCUS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — The Syrian air defenses destroyed most of the Israeli missiles targeting a military position in the countryside of the Syrian capital Damascus early Wednesday, the Syrian army said in a statement. The Israeli warplanes fired the missiles from inside the Lebanese airspace, it noted. The army warned of the dangerous […]

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Egypt opens Gaza crossing for first time in 2018

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GAZA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — The Egyptian authorities announced on Wednesday the opening of the Rafah Crossing with the Gaza Strip in both directions for three days, according to the Palestinian embassy in Cairo. The embassy said in a brief statement that the crossing will remain open in both directions until Friday to allow stranded […]

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Gazans suffer harder living conditions due to sharp aid cuts

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by Saud Abu Ramadan GAZA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Unemployed Mosab al-Sharif, the 40-year-old father of six, who lives in al-Shatti (Beach) Refugee camp in western Gaza City, complained about his inability to feed his children because of the harder living conditions in the impoverished coastal enclave. Al-Sharif is merely one of more than two […]

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Lebanon accepts lawsuit against Saudi minister over sowing discord

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BEIRUT, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — A Lebanese judge has accepted to look into a lawsuit filed against Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan, on charges of sowing discord among the Lebanese, the National News Agency (NNA) said. “Beirut First Examining Magistrate Ghassan Oueidat has decided to accept the lawsuit filed by liberated captive […]

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Top DPRK leader’s sister to come to S.Korea for Winter Olympics

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SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Kim Yo-jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), will come to South Korea this week to attend the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul’s unification ministry said in a press release.

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