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Saudi king to step down, name son as successor: Report

JK NNI NEWS WEB DESK( HT) Saudi King Salman plans to step down and name his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as his successor, according to a report. After the move, King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, the Daily Mail reported citing a source close to the Saudi royal family. The move will likely take place ...

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Islamabad court asks religious activists to end protest

JK NNI NEWS AFP ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday advised religious parties to end their sit-in protest at the busy Faizabad crossing in Pakistan’s capital. Protesters have blocked a main entrance into Islamabad city for the past week and demanded the resignation of the country’s Law Minister Zahid Hamid for allegedly pushing a constitutional amendment to make changes ...

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14 dead in suicide attack near political gathering in Kabul

JK NNI NEWS AFP KABUL: A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country. The deadly attack, claimed by Daesh in a brief message via its Amaq propaganda agency, was the latest to hit the Afghan capital, where insurgents have been ...

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France offers high-quality education to Saudi youths

JK NNI NEWS Rodolfo C. Estimo RIYADH: Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister of Europe and foreign affairs, on Thursday stressed the urgent need to conserve and protect the environment. Delivering the keynote address on the last day of the Misk Global Forum 2017 in the Saudi capital, he said that using new technology and renewable energy is an inspiration to ...

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Greece in mourning as floods kill at least 14 near Athens

JK NNI NEWS The Associated Press MANDRA, Greece: Greece declared a day of national mourning after floods on the outskirts of Athens left at least 14 dead Wednesday, flipping over cars, smashing into homes and cutting off highway traffic. The flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris inundated houses and businesses. Drivers scrambled out of their ...

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Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

JK NNI NEWS ARAB NEWS TRIPOLI: In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. Traders buy food and other goods from abroad at the official rate and sell them at the unofficial one, ...

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5.4-magnitude quake hits S.Korea

JK NNI NEWS IANS An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted South Korea on Wednesday. The tremor occurred in an area 9 km north of the coastal city of Pohang in North Gyeongsang province at 2.29 p.m, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. The epicentre, with a depth of 9 km, was at 36.10 degrees north latitude nd ...

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