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Iran mourns dead from parade attack as Guards vow revenge

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Iran mourns dead from parade attack as Guards vow revenge

Iran mourns dead from parade attack as Guards vow revenge

AHVAZ, Iran: Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral yesterday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people. Iranian officials […]

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after plane shot down

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after plane shot down

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after plane shot down

Putin tells Netanyahu he rejects Israeli version of events – US warns of ‘significant escalation’ MOSCOW: Russia announced yesterday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria. The […]

US Supreme Court nominee under fire

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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US Supreme Court nominee under fire

US Supreme Court nominee under fire

Kavanaugh faces new sexual misconduct claim WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but certain. The latest claims of impropriety during Kavanaugh’s youth came as he was already facing a […]

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

BEIJING: China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a “massive crackdown” in its far western region of Xinjiang, Amnesty International said yesterday. Beijing has tightened restrictions on Muslim minorities to combat what it calls Islamic extremism and separatist elements in Xinjiang. Critics say the drive […]

Young girls ‘primary victims’ of violence

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Young girls ‘primary victims’ of violence

Young girls ‘primary victims’ of violence

PARIS: Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are “14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict,” the Plan International NGO said yesterday. The group will unveil at the United Nations conclusions from three investigations into the fate of youngsters-ethnic Rohingya […]

500,000 children face immediate ‘danger’ in Libya; fighting rages

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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500,000 children face immediate ‘danger’ in Libya; fighting rages

500,000 children face immediate ‘danger’ in Libya; fighting rages

115 dead, 383 injured as rival factions battle TRIPOLI: Half a million children are in “immediate danger” in Libya’s capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said yesterday. UNICEF said yesterday that “over 1,200 families have been displaced in the past 48 hours alone as clashes intensified in southern Tripoli”. That […]

India vows to stand firm on warplanes deal

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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India vows to stand firm on warplanes deal

India vows to stand firm on warplanes deal

NEW DELHI: India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called yesterday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing. Former French President Francois Hollande, who approved the deal when he was in office, triggered a political storm in India after […]

India struggles to calm financial markets as liquidity fears grow

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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India struggles to calm financial markets as liquidity fears grow

India struggles to calm financial markets as liquidity fears grow

Non-banking financial sector facing credit crunch MUMBAI: The Indian authorities’ sought to calm financial markets yesterday but investors paid little heed as fears that the nation’s non-banking financial sector is facing a credit crunch led to declines in domestic bonds, stocks and the rupee, adding to losses suffered in a selloff on Friday. Finance Minister […]

Kuwait condemns deadly Ahvaz attack, Amir sends condolences

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Kuwait condemns deadly Ahvaz attack, Amir sends condolences

Kuwait condemns deadly Ahvaz attack, Amir sends condolences

Guards vow revenge –  Iran warns UAE over ‘offensive remarks’; official denies allegations KUWAIT/TEHRAN: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani to express sincere condolences on the deadly assault on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz. […]

Russia ‘misled’ by Israel over jet downing in Syria

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Russia ‘misled’ by Israel over jet downing in Syria

Russia ‘misled’ by Israel over jet downing in Syria

MOSCOW: Russia’s military yesterday blamed “misleading” information from the Israeli air force for the downing of one of its planes in Syria last week, and denounced the “adventurism” of Israeli pilots. Israel strongly disputed the assertion and vowed it will continue to act against Iranian targets in neighboring Syria. A Syrian air defense missile downed […]

Swiss region votes for ‘burqa ban’

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Swiss region votes for ‘burqa ban’

Swiss region votes for ‘burqa ban’

Islamic Central Council of Switzerland slams ban as ‘Islamophobic’ GENEVA: A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St Gallen yesterday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces. At the same time, voters across Switzerland resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and […]

Pirates kidnap 12 on Swiss cargo ship off Nigeria

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Pirates kidnap 12 on Swiss cargo ship off Nigeria

Pirates kidnap 12 on Swiss cargo ship off Nigeria

GENEVA: A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members from a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters, the vessel’s operator has said. Massoel Shipping said its bulk carrier MV Glarus, with 19 crew, came under attack early Saturday morning as it transported bulk wheat from Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to the southern […]

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