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Angry clashes force Iraqi PM to cancel Cabinet vote

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Parliament descended into chaos on Tuesday as MPs clashed angrily over a planned vote on the remainder of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Cabinet.MPs boycotting the vote banged tables and shouted “illegitimate” in vocal opposition to Abdul Mahdi’s proposed candidates.The boycott — mostly by a group led by populist cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and his allies — left the country’s Parliament and two key ministries paralyzed amid fears of rising instability in Baghdad and the country’s southern provinces, lawmakers told Arab News.Angry clashes among MPs forced Abdul Mahdi to leave the parliament building together with his eight candidates and...
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‘150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen in 2018’

GENEVA: A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen remains a major stop on the route for migrants from Africa to wealthy Gulf states, and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos of the war to evade security checks, the International Organization for Migration said. It forecast that migrant arrivals to Yemen would swell 50 percent this year compared to the some 100,000 people who arrived in the devastated country in 2017. “We are confident...
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Israeli women hold nationwide protest over domestic violence

JERUSALEM: Thousands of Israeli women protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike on Tuesday, calling for more action and state funding to deal with the problem. The strike came after two girls were killed last week, bringing the number of women and girls murdered in Israel this year to 24, according to Israeli media reports. Women were staying home from work and holding demonstrations in cities throughout Israel, some blocking roads. Protesters observed a moment of silence to mark the 24 deaths this year. “Bibi, wake up, our blood is not cheap,” protesters chanted near the entrance to Jerusalem,...

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Turkey detains dozens nationwide over alleged Gulen links

ANKARA: Turkish police on Tuesday detained nearly 140 people in nationwide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported. Prosecutors across the country issued 267 arrest warrants, according to state news agency Anadolu, as part of different investigations into followers of US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen. Police launched operations in 24 provinces including Izmir and Mugla on the Aegean coast and Ordu and Zonguldak on the Black Sea. By Tuesday morning, 137 suspects had been detained including 55 in Istanbul, Anadolu reported. Ankara accuses Gulen of ordering the attempted overthrow of President...
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Catch Jason Derulo in Dubai for just $4

DUBAI: R&B star Jason Derulo is set to take to the stage in Dubai on Dec. 14 in a concert that will cost just $4 per ticket — so if you’re a fan and happen to be in the UAE, there’s no excuse to miss this deal, unless of course you already plan to sing along at Derulo’s performance at Saudi Arabia’s E-Prix, slated for Dec. 13. The “In My Head” singer will perform in Dubai’s Global Village at 9 p.m. after a fireworks show and will no doubt entertain the crowd with his signature dance moves and chart-topping hits....
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US director gets political at Marrakech film fest

MARRAKECH: US director James Gray, chairman of this year’s Marrakech film festival, on Monday lambasted his country’s President Donald Trump as an “imbecile.” “It’s embarrassing, I feel very awkward and I feel I have to apologize every two minutes, because... I’m trying to represent the better part of my country not that one that is represented by an imbecile.” US actor Robert De Niro, an outspoken critic of Trump, received a tribute award at the festival on Saturday. He used the occasion to launch a fresh tirade against the president and his “America First” mantra. “Sadly, in my country we...

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Izabel Goulart gives us a lesson in Lebanese power dressing

DUBAI: Brazilian model Izabel Goulart was spotted wearing a suave Zuhair Murad suit in London on Monday — and we must say that if this luscious tux is anything to go by, the Lebanese label should be as celebrated for its two-piece ensembles as its coveted ballgowns. Goulart, who is best known as having been a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2005 to 2016, took to Instagram late Monday to show off her power suit, which she wore to a Chopard-hosted event in the British capital. “Off to celebrate the holiday season with @chopard in (an) @zuhairmuradofficial tuxedo,” she wrote on...
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Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt

CAIRO: Uber launched a new minibus service on Tuesday in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt’s capital and one of the US ride-sharing giant’s fastest-growing markets.A part of an aggressive push into emerging countries, the company hopes to draw millions of Egyptians into ride-sharing from chronically congested, pollution-filled urban landscapes and replace personal automobiles. It is already investing $100 million into a Mideast and North Africa customer support center in Cairo.At a news conference with the famed Pyramids at Giza in the background, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company wants to grow its global number of users from 100 million to 1 billion,...
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‘Premature’ to confirm OPEC+ cuts: Saudi minister

LONDON: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih has dismissed suggestions that OPEC and its partner producers such as Russia will cut output at the next meeting as “premature.”The oil producers are scheduled to meet in Vienna on Dec. 6 to discuss production policy for the next year.Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, the minister said that talks between producers were needed to “hear about their views about supply, demand and projections of their own country’s production,” before deciding on the best course of action for the market.“We just need to figure out what needs to be done and...

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Pompeo defends US policy, slams China, Russia and Iran

BRUSSELS: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mounted a staunch defense of US foreign policy on Tuesday, arguing that Washington is building a world order to fight cynical abuses by Russia, China and Iran.On a visit to Brussels, the former CIA chief took a swipe at European critics who accuse the US of undermining global institutions, insisting President Donald Trump is restoring America’s traditional leadership role.He urged US allies to join Trump’s efforts and to assess honestly whether bodies like the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Court and the International Monetary Fund are serving their citizens.“Bad actors have exploited our...
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Anarchists, butchers and finance workers in court over Paris riots

PARIS: Sometimes bruised or with black eyes, demonstrators arrested during anti-government rioting in central Paris on Saturday have appeared in court, showcasing the diverse backgrounds of the people on the streets.Police detained a total of 412 people during the worst clashes in decades in the center of the French capital which saw security forces pelted with stones, more than 200 vehicles torched and numerous shops vandalized.The first 57 suspects who joined the so-called “yellow vest” protests appeared in fast-track courts on Monday, with dozens of others set to go before magistrates on Tuesday.The overwhelmingly male cast of characters, some sporting...
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Anxiety grows as Indian state’s national register deadline nears

NEW DELHI: Aytara Begum, of Bhaluka Bari village in the Kamrup district of Assam, is a distraught woman these days. She does not have any official papers — just a certificate issued by the village head — to prove that she is an Indian. If, by Dec. 15, she fails to provide any other evidence, the chances are high that she will be declared stateless or a foreigner.Thousands of people in the northeastern state of Assam are living with constant anxiety as they bid to prove their nationality.“I never thought the day would come in my life where my loyalty...