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Sat, 2019-02-16 05:00

SANTA ANA, California: A man was charged Friday with killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community.
Camden Nicholson, 27, of Newport Beach, was charged with three counts of murder and an enhancement alleging multiple murders.
Nicholson was arrested Wednesday night after police found his parents, Richard and Kim Nicholson, and their housekeeper Maria Morse in the couple’s home in a gated community in Newport Beach, authorities said.

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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:16

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has officially inaugurated Arab News Pakistan bureau in the country’s capital.

Chaudhry was the chief guest at the occasion and several prominent Pakistani media personalities and Arab News staff also attended the launch ceremony.

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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:47

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Turkish police on Friday prevented supporters from rallying outside the home of a pro-Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike for 100 days.
The protest bid coincides with the 20th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in a notorious prison island near Istanbul.
Leyla Guven of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), launched her action on Nov. 8 while in jail to protest against Ocalan’s prison conditions.

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Source: Arab News 1 day ago
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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:33

MUNICH: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that the US is committed to defeating Daesh in the Middle East and beyond, but officials said European allies are skeptical of Washington’s pledges.
US President Donald Trump’s announcement in December that he was withdrawing all 2,000 US troops from Syria surprised and rattled allies. US officials have crisscrossed the Middle East in recent weeks to reassure them that Washington remains committed to the region.

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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:17

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was rescheduling flights, blocking off luxury hotels and, according to one report on Friday, collecting 3,500 pigeons and colorful balloons to release during a welcome ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Islamabad is hoping to sign a raft of investment deals and other agreements during the crown prince’s visit, which will include talks with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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Source: Arab News 1 day ago
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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:12

GENEVA: A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday, flagging a possible threat to crops and food security.
“Good rains along the Red Sea coastal plains in Eritrea and Sudan have allowed two generations of breeding since October, leading to a substantial increase in locust populations and the formation of highly mobile swarms,” it said.

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Source: Arab News 1 day ago
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Sat, 2019-02-16 01:06

GAZA: Palestinian medical officials said that 20 Gazans were wounded on Friday by Israeli fire during weekly clashes on the border, while Israeli police said one officer was hurt by an explosive device.
“Twenty injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition,” the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry said in a statement.

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Sat, 2019-02-16 00:28

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has condemned Houthi militias in Yemen for preventing officials from the World Food Programme (WFP) from accessing WFP grain stores in Hodeidah.
Al-Rabeeah also listed a series of “heinous crimes” that he claimed had been committed by the Houthis, including the recruitment of child soldiers, the bombing of refugee camps, looting and confiscation of humanitarian aid, and “indiscriminate setting of mines in civilian areas.”

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Sat, 2019-02-16 00:45

JEDDAH: Visitors to the exhibition of the life and history of King Fahd, titled “Fahd — the Spirit of Leadership,” have been documenting their journeys through the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait.
From the “Solid Brotherhood” pavilion, documenting Fahd’s strong relationship with the emirs of Kuwait, to many others, the exhibition displays photographs of the king and his Kuwaiti “brothers” in more personal, candid moments.

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