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India trying to tarnish Muslim identity of Kashmir: Speakers

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar have said that India is trying to tarnish the Muslim identity of Jammu and Kashmir...

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Warm ocean melting East Antarctica’s largest glacier

SYDNEY: The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-metre (20-foot) rise in global sea levels, is...

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Anti austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

ATHENS: Greece awoke to a new era of defiant anti-austerity Monday after voters handed a decisive victory to radical left...

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Fighter jets escort US airliners after bomb threat

WASHINGTON: A pair of F-16 fighter jets escorted two US commercial airliners to their landing in Atlanta on Saturday following...

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UN chief Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive

UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine’s government-held port of Mariupol on...

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Obama begins landmark visit to India

NEW DELHI: Barack Obama on Sunday began an unprecedented second visit to India by a serving US president, aiming to...

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Voting begins in crucial Greek general election

ATHENS: Polling stations opened in Greece on Sunday for a snap general election that could bring the anti-austerity Syriza party...

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Aquino comforts Philippines blast victims, vows justice

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: President Benigno Aquino flew on Sunday to a southern city hit by a deadly bombing to comfort dozens...

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Yemen parliament postpones meeting on president resignation

SANAA: Yemen’s parliament on Sunday again postponed an extraordinary session which had been due to discuss President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s...

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Japanese hostage crises: a timeline

TOKYO: The apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State militants, marks one...

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SANAA: A drone strike killed three suspected  Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen Monday, a day...
 
 
China’s online population nears 650 million: govt BEIJING: The number of Internet users in China has risen to nearly 650 million, authorities...
 
 
U.S. East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday NEW YORK: A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City...
 
 
Madagascar names new ministers amid public grumbles over blackouts ANTANANARIVO: Madagascar’s president announced the replacement of eight ministers late on Sunday, including a new...
 
 
France’s Hollande congratulates Syriza on election win PARIS: French President Francois Hollande congratulated Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras for his Syriza party’s...
 
 
Greek PM Samaras congratulates Syriza leader on election victory ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has called leftist leader Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him...
 
 
 
EU tells Moscow to ‘assume its responsibility’ in Ukraine war
24th January 2015
BRUSSELS: The European Union called Friday on Moscow to “assume its responsibility” in ending the separatist war in Ukraine. “Time is running out in eastern Ukraine where the escalation of fighting has caused far too many civilian as...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zambia ruling party maintains lead in presidential poll
23rd January 2015
LUSAKA: Zambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu on Friday maintained a slight lead in the race to replace the late president Michael Sata, with 80 percent of constituencies counted. Defense Minister Lungu was two percentage points ahead of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One dead, 37 injured in Philippines blast: mayor
23rd January 2015
MANILA:One person was killed and 37 injured Friday when a suspected bomb exploded outside a bus depot in the southern Philippine port of Zamboanga, the city mayor said. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco told ABS-CBN television by telephone that...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan vows to ‘never give up’ search for IS hostages
24th January 2015
TOKYO: Japan on Saturday vowed to “never give up” its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence. Whether freelance journalist Kenji Goto...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US and Saudi uneasy allies in turbulent Middle East
24th January 2015
WASHINGTON: Long standing ties between the United States, the world’s oldest democracy, and Saudi Arabia, an ultra-conservative Islamic absolute monarchy, have strained at times, but the unlikely allies remain bound by mutual interests in regional stability and oil....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US MasterCards will soon work in Cuba
24th January 2015
WASHINGTON: MasterCard in March will begin processing transactions made on US-issued cards in Cuba, becoming the first major credit card company to do so since Cuba and the United States started to normalize relations. MasterCard said in a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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