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Exiled sheikh promoted by Saudi Arabia now in Kuwait

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Kuwait City, Jan 17 (AP) - An exiled Qatari sheikh once promoted by Saudi Arabia as a possible opposition leader amid a diplomatic dispute with Doha is now in Kuwait, authorities said Wednesday, after he had alleged that the United Arab Emirates was holding him against his will.
It's the latest chapter in Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani's mysterious travels, after he appeared in an online video on Sunday, following months of silence, to say the UAE wouldn't allow him to leave. Abu Dhabi has...
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Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

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Tehran, Jan 17 (AP) - Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force...
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Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes first visit

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (AP) - Moshe Holtzberg, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mum-bai during the 2008 terror attack, returned to that city for the first time Tuesday to visit the site of the attack with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu arrived in New...
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California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

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Perris, Jan 16 (AP) - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
The girl, who was so small...
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Young Hong Kong activists in court to appeal prison terms

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Hong Kong, Jan 16 (AP) - Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city.
Lawyers for the three were presenting arguments...
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