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Iran says US sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

DUBAI: New US sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Monday against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and...

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Syria informed about US-led strikes on IS: Assad

BEIRUT: Damascus receives “information” about air strikes by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Tuesday. “Sometimes, they convey a message, a general message,” he said in an interview with the BBC in Damascus. “There is no dialogue. There's, let's say, information, but not dialogue." Damascus has grudgingly...

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Obama readying request to use force against Islamic State

The White House will ask Congress for new authority to use force against Islamic State fighters, paving the way for lawmakers' first vote on the scope of a campaign that is already six months old. The United States is leading an international coalition against Islamic State, and President Barack Obama launched an air campaign in August against the militant fighters,...

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Car bomb explodes in Niger town targeted by Boko Haram

NIAMEY: The Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram escalated its attacks in neighboring countries Monday, as a car bomb exploded in one Niger town repeatedly targeted by the militants and residents said other fighters in Cameroon had abducted 20 people aboard a public bus. A huge explosion rang out in the Niger town of Diffa about 3 p.m. Monday, according...

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Seven Ukrainian servicemen killed in the east: Kiev military

Seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 23 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said. "Overnight from Feb. 10 to 11 there was an increase in attacks by the enemy on Ukrainian positions," spokesman Anatoly Stelmakh said in a televised briefing. Another spokesman said government forces had come...

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Malaysia court upholds Anwar sodomy conviction

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's highest court on Tuesday upheld a sodomy conviction against Anwar Ibrahim, rejecting his appeal in a case that the opposition leader calls a conspiracy and casting fresh doubt over his turbulent political career. Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria said the Federal Court had dismissed Anwar's challenge against the conviction handed down last March, which found him guilty of sodomising...

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Delhi election: Indian PM Modi admits defeat

NEW DELHI: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceded defeat on Tuesday in Delhi state elections after vote counting showed anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal's party heading for a landslide victory. “Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi,” Modi said in a tweet. BJP headed today for a major defeat...

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Kurds recapture scores of Kobane villages from ISIL

Syrian Kurds retake more than 120 villages around the flashpoint town of Kobane, sources told. Kurdish fighters say they have recaptured more than 120 villages in northern Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Backed by moderate Syrian rebels, Kurdish sources told on Monday that they made strong gains around the long-contested town of Kobane and...

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Egyptian football suspended after deadly Cairo stampede

Egypt has suspended its football league and ordered an investigation after at least 40 people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede and clashes between police and supporters of Zamalek football club at a game in Cairo, officials said. According to witness accounts, violence erupted when police tried to set up barricades and used tear gas to disperse football...

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Drone kills veteran Afghan militant with suspected IS links

LASHKAR GAH: A drone strike in Afghanistan killed six people on Monday including a veteran militant suspected of having defected to Islamic State from the Taliban, senior Afghan officials in Helmand province told Reuters. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mullah Abdul Rauf has been influential in Afghanistan’s jihadi movement for more than a decade. The US-led coalition in Afghanistan did...

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Yemen talks to resume as coup is condemned

The United Nations envoy to Yemen says a national dialogue to resolve the country's crisis will resume on Monday, three days after Houthi fighters took power in a move widely condemned as a "coup". Jamal Benomar said on Sunday that all of the country's political factions, including the Houthis, would participate. Voices from Yemen: 'We are on the verge of...

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Suicide attack kills at least 15 in Iraq’s capital

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber set off an explosive-laden vest in a busy Baghdad square crowded with rush-hour commuters early Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The attack took place in Adan Square, in a predominantly Shia part of the capital, and appeared to be the latest in a near-daily string of attacks carried out by...

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Twenty-two people killed outside Cairo soccer stadium

CAIRO: Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian soccer stadium on Sunday when security forces barred fans from entering, the public prosecutor's office said. Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and Enppi, doctors...

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Jordan hits Islamic State with 3rd day of airstrikes

AMMAN: Jordan's air force chief said on Sunday his country's jet fighters had conducted 56 bombing raids in three days against Islamic State (IS) militants in northeast Syria, targeting key bases and arms depots. Jordan stepped up its bombing of the jihadist group on Thursday in response to the brutal killing by Islamic State of a captured Jordanian pilot, and...

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Disabled Nepali woman raped, murdered in India

NEW DELHI: An intellectually disabled Nepalese woman was savagely raped and murdered before her mutilated body was dumped in a field in northern India, police said Sunday, in country's latest brutal sex attack. The 28-year-old woman went missing on February 1 in Rohtak city in northern Haryana state, where she had been living with her sister while undergoing treatment at...

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APS attack was incredibly painful incident: John Kerry

MUNICH: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar was an incredibly painful incident. Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Kerry said that Innocent people are becoming victims of terrorism. He termed the attacks as a form of criminal anarchy. Kerry said killing innocent people because of their...

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BJP will emerge victorious: Ramesh Bidhuri

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi's party staunchly denied Sunday that India's prime minister was facing his first election defeat since storming to power last year, even though exit polls tipped an anti-corruption camapaigner to win New Delhi's state polls. Six exit polls released hours after voting ended on Saturday indicated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of former Delhi chief minister Arvind...

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