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US Christian tourists see deep meaning in US’ Jerusalem move

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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US Christian tourists see deep meaning in US’ Jerusalem move

US Christian tourists see deep meaning in US’ Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM: Near the olive grove where Christians believe Jesus agonized before his crucifixion, an American visitor spoke of a decision by US President Donald Trump some believe also holds spiritual importance. Phillip Dunn, the 37-year-old pastor of an evangelical Christian church in the US state of South Carolina, said he saw Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem […]

Over 25,000 murdered in Mexico in 2017

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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Over 25,000 murdered in Mexico in 2017

Over 25,000 murdered in Mexico in 2017

MEXICO CITY: Mexico saw a total of 25,339 murders last year, official data has shown, after 2017 was already established as a record-breaking year based on killings carried out until November. The interior ministry on Saturday said 2,219 people were murdered in December 2017. Authorities began collecting data in 1997, and the previous record high […]

China accuses US of violating ‘South China Sea sovereignty’

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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China accuses US of violating ‘South China Sea sovereignty’

China accuses US of violating ‘South China Sea sovereignty’

Philippines staying out of US-China ‘intramural’   SHANGHAI: A US Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea, US officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect what it said was its sovereignty. China’s foreign ministry said USS […]

US govt shuts down as Trump feuds with Dems

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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US govt shuts down as Trump feuds with Dems

US govt shuts down as Trump feuds with Dems

WASHINGTON: The second year of Donald Trump’s presidency began yesterday with the US government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies. For the first time since Oct 2013 – when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations running – federal […]

US faces ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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US faces ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China

US faces ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China

Mattis: American military’s advantages have eroded in recent years WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing “growing threats” from China and Russia, and warned that the US military’s advantages have eroded in recent years. Mattis’s assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon’s vision for the future detailed in a document called […]

UK teen gained access to CIA chief’s accounts

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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UK teen gained access to CIA chief’s accounts

UK teen gained access to CIA chief’s accounts

LONDON: A British teenager managed to access the communications accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the then CIA chief John Brennan, a London court heard Friday. Kane Gamble, now 18, was aged 15 and 16 when, from his bedroom in Coalville, central England, he managed to impersonate his targets to gain highly […]

What actually closes in a US govt shutdown?

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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What actually closes in a US govt shutdown?

What actually closes in a US govt shutdown?

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of US government defense workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline. But the looming government shutdown due to lack of funding-which would be the second in five years-does not mean every office closes its […]

US to overtake Saudi as oil producer

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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US to overtake Saudi as oil producer

US to overtake Saudi as oil producer

IEA sees 2018 record-setting year for US   NEW YORK: The United States is set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer after Russia this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. “This year promises to be a record-setting one […]

CIA agent’s arrest follows US spying debacle in China

Posted by on 18/01/2018
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CIA agent’s arrest follows US spying debacle in China

CIA agent’s arrest follows US spying debacle in China

The third arrest in one year – Tense battle between two superpowers’ intelligence agencies WASHINGTON: The third arrest in one year of a US official suspected of helping Chinese spies has bared the tense battle between the two superpowers’ intelligence agencies. The arrest late Monday by US authorities of former Central Intelligence Agency agent Jerry […]

Warnings of fallout after US freezes UNRWA funding

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Warnings of fallout after US freezes UNRWA funding

Warnings of fallout after US freezes UNRWA funding

RAMALLAH: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned yesterday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased. The agency provides Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East with services including schools and […]

Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever”, according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday. Trump’s critics have openly questioned his mental health, and an explosive book on his presidency published earlier this month described aides as having […]

US freezing Palestinian aid mean

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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US freezing Palestinian aid mean

US freezing Palestinian aid mean

RAMALLAH: The US government has frozen tens of millions of dollars in contributions to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. What is UNRWA and what will the impact be? What is UNRWA? The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) was established following the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948, in which […]