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Yemen army reports gains on Sana’a front

Dozens of Iran-backed Al Houthi militants have been killed over the last couple of days in fierce fighting with government forces in Nehim district, just outside of rebel-held Yemeni capital Sana’a, a Yemeni army spokesperson told Gulf News. Brigadier General Abdo Abdullah Majili said on Wednesday that government forces, backed …

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Prosecutor: Marine instructor’s hazing targeted Muslims

A former Marine Corps drill instructor was “drunk on power” and targeted three Muslim recruits for abuse, prosecutors said at the opening of his court-martial on charges including cruelty and maltreatment. Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix punched, choked and kicked recruits at the Marine Corps’ Parris Island, South Carolina, training center, …

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UK defense minister Fallon resigns, citing past behavior

British defense minister Michael Fallon resigned from his position on Wednesday saying he accepted his conduct in the past had fallen below high standards. Fallon was named in an a newspaper article earlier this week which said he had touched a radio presenter’s knee in 2002. The BBC reported on …

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Ask PW: Real estate disputes

We bought an off-plan property three years ago. Recently we got to see the show villa and discovered that there were changes made to the floor plan without our consent. There are a few other differences between what is promised in the brochure and on the website against what is …

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Youth Summit held in Ras Al Khaimah

The Emirates Foundation on Tuesday kicked off its fifth annual Youth Summit in Ras Al Khaimah to provide a knowledge-sharing platform and an opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in youth empowerment and development. The summit, held with the theme ‘Guide-Empower-Future Leaders’, was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Saud …

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Saudi Arabia to begin uranium extraction as kingdom seeks self-sufficient nuclear programme

Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards “self-sufficiency” in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Extracting its own uranium also makes sense from an economic point of view, said Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of the Saudi government agency tasked …

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Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to misleading investigators about Russia contacts; Manafort indicted on conspiracy

George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, pleaded guilty this month to making false statements to FBI agents about his correspondence with Russian nationals and attempts to arrange a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest …

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Sisi names new chief of staff

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Saturday named a new armed forces chief of staff, AFP reported. He appointed former defense ministry secretary general Mohammed Farid Hegazy to the post, the presidency announced, without providing a reason for the change. His predecessor Mahmoud Hegazy, who had held the post since …

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Trump says he will shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a sacred tribal site in Utah

President Trump informed Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Friday that he will shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.35-million-acre protected area in southeast Utah that is prized by many tribal leaders but opposed by several state and federal Republican officials. “I’m approving the Bears Ears recommendation for you, Orrin,” Trump told the senator …

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