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Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between...

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Jailed Kurdish leader in Turkey urges PKK to lay down arms

ISTANBUL: The jailed leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) on Saturday made a “historic” call to the separatists to...

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Dozens dead as Qaeda in Syria takes rebel base: monitor

BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that...

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Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26

MANILA:  A military assault on Islamic militants in the southern Philippines entered its fifth day on Saturday, with the toll...

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Egypt court declares Palestinian movement Hamas ‘terrorist’

CAIRO:  An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a “terrorist” organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist...

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Egypt Brotherhood chief handed fourth life sentence

CAIRO:  An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment the head of the banned Muslim Brotherhood over the killing...

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US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial

WASHINGTON: A US court Friday denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be...

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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov’s murder ‘meticulously planned’: investigators

MOSCOW: The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon...

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Russia: opposition leader ‘Nemtsov’ shot dead

Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION : People place flowers on February 28, 2015 at the spot, where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov...

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US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown Friday at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only...

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah,...
 
 
Obama condemns killing of Russia’s Nemtsov WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the “brutal murder” of Russian opposition politician...
 
 
Romania intercepts boat with 70 migrants on board BUCHAREST:  Romanian coastguard have intercepted a boat carrying 70 mainly Syrian and Iraqi migrants in...
 
 
Yemen separatists pull out of UN-backed talks ADEN – Separatists from southern Yemen suspended their participation in UN-sponsored talks on the future...
 
 
UNESCO chief condemns IS’s “cultural cleansing” in Iraq, urges international action UNITED NATIONS:  The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites has...
 
 
Iraq truck bomb attack kills 11: army SAMARRA: A suicide truck bomb killed at least 11 Iraqi forces south of Tikrit Saturday...
 
 
 
NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine
26th February 2015
ROME: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday that any attempt to expand territory held by separatists in Ukraine would be “unacceptable” and told Russia to withdraw 1,000 items of military equipment from its neighbour’s territory. Speaking after meeting...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police
24th February 2015
LAGOS:  Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with a ransom payment the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday. “She was whisked away at around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) Monday,”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death toll from Afghan avalanches exceeds 200: officials
26th February 2015
BAZARAK:  The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan rose above 200 on Thursday, officials said. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,500 homes damaged by Cyclone Marcia in Australia
22nd February 2015
MACKAY, Australia: Australian officials said Sunday all efforts were being made to help those hit by Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which smashed through Queensland state leaving 1,500 homes damaged and thousands without electricity. Marcia was one of two fierce...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from Sunday
27th February 2015
ANKARA:  The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said. “I can say that...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guantanamo court holds closed session over U.S. military influence
27th February 2015
FORT MEADE, Md. U.S. military court at Guantanamo Bay met in closed session on Thursday as the judge assesses whether the head of the Guantanamo trials is exerting so much influence that a fair trial for accused al...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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