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Iran says US troop boost ‘threat to international peace’

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace", state media reported. "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Zarif told the official IRNA news agency before heading...

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Inevitable defeat for May’s Brexit deal: Lawmakers reject by 344 to 286

LONDON: Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of May’s divorce deal has left it totally unclear how, when or...

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Modi confident about victory in Indian polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his ruling coalition would increase its majority in India's upcoming election, despite some independent analysts suggesting it could disappear due to discontent over lack of jobs and depressed farm incomes. Involving around 900 million voters, India's general election will be the world's largest democratic exercise, with the vote taking place in seven phases...

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Educationists, professors, bright students arming themselves against Indian atrocities in IOK: Report

Washington Post in a report published on Friday said growing numbers of young Kashmiris turned to resistance in 2018, according to official figures. However, not just the youth but professors have also started standing up against India's atrocities in the occupied valley. The WaPo story shared the account of Mohammad Rafi Bhat — "the kind of professor students adored, always...

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Germany adds six months to Saudi arms export ban: government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government on Thursday extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, instituted last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the European Union, but has the support of rights groups. “The order to halt authorised weapons...

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Bangladesh skyscraper inferno death toll rises to 25

DHAKA: The death toll from a horrific blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh skyscraper rose on Friday to 25, including some who leapt to their deaths, as firefighters combed through the charred shell of the building. A day after flames tore through the 22-storey FR Tower in Dhaka, trapping hundreds of office workers, police said they intended to talk to...

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Netanyahu says Israel ready for Gaza campaign if needed

GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER:  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is prepared to wage a broad military campaign in Gaza if needed, after a two-day flareup of cross-border fighting that has thrust his security policies to the fore two weeks before an election. In Gaza, organizers announced plans for a massive protest on Saturday along the border to mark...

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Quebec to prohibit public employees from wearing religious symbols

OTTAWA: The Canadian province of Quebec will ban public sector employees from wearing religious symbols, in legislation introduced on Thursday, a controversial move that critics say targets Muslim women who wear hijabs or other head coverings. The proposed law sets the province’s right-leaning Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government on a collision course with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promotes religious...

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Fire at high-rise in Bangladesh kills at least five, 60 injured, many trapped

DHAKA: A fire broke out at a 22-storey building in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least five people, injuring 60 and trapping and many, officials said. Many of those trapped waved frantically from the building’s windows and roof, witnesses said, as passersby stood watching and praying below. Helicopters were brought in to join 22 firefighting units that...

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Three more Kashmiris embrace martyrdom in IoK

SRINAGAR: On Thursday, Indian troops martyred three Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir's Shopian and Hindwara districts. Indian forces conducted raids on homes in Shopian and Hindwara districts and opened fired killing three. As the news of the killings spread, several took to the streets to protest against Indian state terrorism. Nearly 70,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Indian military...

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In US pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader Ghani

WASHINGTON/KABUL: Washington’s relationship with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears increasingly at risk of permanent damage, the consequence of a US policy shift that has so far excluded his government from talks with the Taliban and of his own determination to retain power and manage peace efforts himself. The feud threatens to undermine the already narrow chances for a peace accord...

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UK MPs vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

LONDON: British lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to find a way through the European Union divorce impasse that a majority in parliament could support. Lawmakers should now vote on a range of Brexit options on Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to indicate whether it can...

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Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached

GAZA CITY: Israeli air strikes hit sites across the Gaza Strip on Monday in retaliation for a rare long-distance rocket attack that struck a house near Tel Aviv, but Hamas said later a ceasefire was reached. Hamas said Egypt had brokered the ceasefire following the escalation that came just two weeks before Israel's April 9 elections. Israel, whose strikes began...

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Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

WASHINGTON: Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency. Even though Mueller’s findings on obstruction of justice were inconclusive, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a summary...

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Netanyahu to cut U.S. visit short after seven wounded in rocket attack near Tel Aviv

MISHMERET:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he will cut short his trip to the United States after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the projectile was fired from Gaza, an enclave controlled by the militant Hamas group, and Netanyahu said Israel would respond forcefully. Netanyahu, who arrived in...

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New Zealand Premier orders high-level inquiry into Christchurch attack

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. “It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to the bottom of how this act of terrorism occurred and...

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Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Indonesia

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of North Maluku province in eastern Indonesia Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake was 150 kilometres (92 miles) northwest of the coastal town of Ternate at a depth of 37 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was felt in Ternate but residents were unconcerned,...

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