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British PM Theresa May fights rebellion over Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her political future on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. The Conservative leader said she believed with "every fibre of my being" in the Brexit course she had set, hours after facing a hostile parliament and seeing four...

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Sri Lankan president sacks PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country's prime minister and his cabinet and replaced him with a former strongman, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis in the South Asian island nation. The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, told reporters on Friday that he had no intention of leaving his post. “I have the majority. I will...

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Who is US mail bombing suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc?

WASHINGTON: Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, appears to be a fervent supporter of the Republican president with a hatred for Democrats. Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested on Friday in connection with the explosive devices mailed to leading Democratic figures and former high-ranking officials, FBI Director Christopher Wray said....

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Kashmiris observing black day today against illegal Indian occupation for 71 years

SRINAGAR: On Saturday, Kashmiris living on both sides of Line of Control and the world over are observing Black Day today to condemn the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir State by Indian forces. Today marks the 71 anniversary of Indian occupation in Kashmir valley. It was on 27th October 1947 when Indian troops landed in Srinager in sheer violation...

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Indian troops martyr two more youth in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in another act of state terrorism martyred two more youth in the Baramulla district in occupied Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of martyred youth to 10 since Wednesday. The troops killed the youth during a search operation at Pazalpora in the Sopore area of the district. Earlier, an Indian soldier, Brijesh Kumar, was critically injured in...

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Dozens of civilians killed in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

SANAA: Dozens of civilians were killed in strikes on Yemen´s embattled Hodeida province, the United Nations said Thursday, as Huthi rebels blamed air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition. The UN´s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 21 civilians were killed and 10 injured in strikes Wednesday that hit a vegetable packaging facility in Al-Masudi in...

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De Niro, Biden bring bomb alerts to 10, manhunt intensifies

Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro and former US vice president Joe Biden were the latest targets in a spree of 10 devices and pipe bombs sent to opponents of Donald Trump, but a nationwide manhunt revealed no major public leads Thursday. Hundreds of officers from the FBI, US Secret Service and dozens of other agencies are searching round the clock...

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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end “the terrible war in Yemen”. The comments from Austria, current president of the EU, came after Germany said it would stop approving weapons exports to Saudi Arabia...

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Knife-wielding woman injures 14 children in China kindergarten attack

BEIJING: A woman armed with a kitchen knife attacked children at the gate of a kindergarten in China´s southwestern city of Chongqing on Friday, injuring 14 of them, police said. The 39-year-old, identified only by her surname Liu, launched the attack as children returned from morning exercises about 9:30 am (0130 GMT), police said on their official account on China´s...

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Murder of Khashoggi ‘premeditated’: Saudi prosecutor

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was "premeditated" based on information supplied by Turkey, state media reported. "Information from the Turkish authorities indicates that the act of the suspects in the Khashoggi case was premeditated," the public prosecutor said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. "The public prosecution continues...

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Turkey shares ‘evidence’ with CIA chief Gina Haspel over Jamal Khashoggi murder

ISTANBUL: Turkish intelligence has shared "all the evidence" over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported on Wednesday. CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate. Video images and audio...

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Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons as CNN evacuated over suspicious package

WASHINGTON: Police intercepted suspected explosive devices sent to former U.S. President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the CNN bureau in New York that apparently targeted figures disparaged by right-wing critics two weeks before U.S. congressional elections. With the country deeply polarized under President Donald Trump, the packages brought a new level of tension to political contests...

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Trump says Saudi prince ‘running things,’ could be behind Khashoggi death: WSJ

U.S. President Donald Trump, in his strongest remarks so far, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bears ultimate responsibility as de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia for the operation that led to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, indicating that the prince is “running things over there” in Riyadh. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Trump said...

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US announces to revoke visas of suspects involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

United States (US) President Donald Trump described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a botched operation and a “bad original concept” as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving to revoke the visas of the suspects. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the entire operation was a fiasco. “They...

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Parts of Khashoggi’s body found at Saudi consul general’s home: Reports

Parts of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body have been found at the residence of Saudi consul general in Istanbul, foreign media outlets reported Tuesday citing sources and Turkish politicians. Dogu Perincek, leader of Turkey's Rodina party, claimed in an interview that body parts were discovered in a well at the home of Saudi consul general, Turkish newspaper Haberler reported. Another report in...

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Erdogan says Turkey will investigate Khashoggi murder in every way

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said evidence confirmed that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, and resolved that his country will investigate the crime “in every way”. Speaking at a meeting of his AK Party in parliament, Erdogan said a team of Saudi agents began arriving in Turkey the day before Khashoggi was...

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Khashoggi-style killing must ‘never happen again’: Saudi FM

The killing of a critic like Jamal Khashoggi is something that must "never happen again", Saudi Arabia´s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Tuesday, as he pledged a "thorough and complete" investigation into the journalist´s death. Saudi Arabia´s leadership will "see to it that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed and those responsible will be...

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