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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges Gulf states to heal rift

RIYADH – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors is threatening the regional unity. Addressing a news conference in Qatari capital Doha today, he urged the Gulf nations to heal the rift and said that disputes between countries with shared objectives are never helpful. […]

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India: 2 regional parties form alliance against BJP

NEW DEHLI – In India, two regional parties, including Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, have formed an alliance against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party for the upcoming general election. The two central-left parties have widespread support among lower castes and poor voters across the state of Uttar Pradesh. The two […]

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US-China trade talks conclude as hopes of deal build

US-China trade talks conclude as hopes of deal build

BEIJING – Chinese and U.S. teams ended trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided. The talks were extended into an unscheduled third day, showing both sides were […]

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Nepal Police investigates Budha Boy over disappearance of devotees

KHATMANDO – In Nepal, a spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees. According to Police,Ram Bahadur Bomjan,Ram Bahadur Bomjan, dubbed “Buddha Boy”, became famous in 2005 after followers said he could meditate motionless for months without water, food or sleep in […]

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Iran approves anti-money laundering bill

TEHRAN – Iran has approved an anti-money laundering bill a major step towards reforms that would bring the country into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade after U.S. sanctions. According to State media, Iran has been trying to implement standards set by Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental organization that underpins fight […]

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Six killed in train crash on bridge linking Denmark’s two main islands

Six passengers were killed when a Danish train sustained damage while crossing a bridge that was closed to cars because of high wind Wednesday, and authorities investigated if falling cargo from a freight train caused Denmark’s deadliest railway accident in 30 years. Authorities said the two trains were traveling in opposite directions on the bridge linking […]

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Indian troops martyr four more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

Indian troops martyr four more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

SRINAGAR – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district on Saturday. These youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation at Rajpora area of the district. Meanwhile, people took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against killing […]

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Russia ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile:Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon. Putin was speaking after overseeing what the Kremlin said was a pre-deployment test of the new missile system, called Avangard. “This test, […]

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Iran’s FM urges Muslim Unity in support of Palestine

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that supporting the Palestinian cause is one of the principle policies of the country, official IRNA news agency reported. “Unfortunately, counter measures to the (Palestinian) resistance movement take place from the Muslim world today,” Zarif said in a meeting with a visiting delegation of the Islamic […]

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Indian authorities impose curfew-like restrictions in IOK to prevent march

SRINAGAR – In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and adjoining areas to prevent a grand march towards Indian army headquarters in Badami Bagh, Srinagar, on Monday. Call for the march was given by Joint Resistance Leadership against the massacre of around a dozen Kashmiri youth by Indian forces in Pulwama. Police […]

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