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Angola’s Dos Santos shifts focus in Portugal from telecoms to banks

LISBON: An attempt by Isabel dos Santos to orchestrate a merger of two of Portugal’s largest banks has a better...

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Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom

SYDNEY: Australia’s foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap with her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th...

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U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

NEW YORK: A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of conspiring with al Qaeda to bomb targets...

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Ukraine crisis distracts from its economic reforms -IMF’s Lagarde

WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the crisis in Ukraine is a huge distraction in efforts...

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Warplanes strike airport in Libyan town, limited damage

BENGHAZI:Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday bombed the airport of the western Libyan town of Zintan, allied with the country’s internationally...

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21 Saudis among 100 most powerful Arab women

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has 21 women ranked in the top  100 list of the most powerful Arab women, determined by...

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U.N. nuclear watchdog to discuss Iran nuclear programme in Tehran

March 4: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives will meet Iranian officials in Tehran on March 9 to discuss technical...

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India bans broadcasting of film showing gang-rapist

NEW DELHI: India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and...

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At least 10 dead as migrant boat sinks off Sicily

ROME: A boat transporting migrants has capsized off Sicily, killing at least 10 people, while scores were rescued, the Italian...

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France issues warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

PARIS: France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish...

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MANILA:  Around 4,000 Filipinos remain in Libya despite the North African country’s perilous security...
 
 
Activists beaten, arrested in Myanmar rally:campaigners YANGON: Security forces attacked  and detained around eight Myanmar activists protesting in downtown Yangon, campaigners...
 
 
Polish PKP wants to close utility arm sale in H2 2015 WARSAW: Polish state-run railway group PKP expects to close the sale of its utility arm...
 
 
Netanyahu’s popularity rises after U.S. speech, polls show JERUSALEM: Israeli opinion polls on Wednesday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got a slight boost...
 
 
Emirates airline president sees low-cost consolidation in Asia BERLIN: Emirates airline expects consolidation in the low-cost sector in Asia, the Dubai-based carrier’s president...
 
 
No EU-German rift with “my friend Angela”, says Juncker BRUSSELS: EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker poked fun at talk of friction between himself and...
 
 
 
France won’t ‘tolerate slightest infringement’ of Ukraine peace deal
2nd March 2015
PARIS:  France will “not tolerate the slightest infringement” of the Minsk peace accord in Ukraine warned President Francois Hollande following a meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Paris Monday. “The Minsk accord is the only possible basis...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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,”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attacker shows no remorse over infamous Delhi gang-rape
3rd March 2015
NEW DELHI: A film-maker behind a new documentary about a fatal gang-rape in India that caused global outrage told Tuesday how one of the men sentenced to death for the killing had shown no remorse during a “chilling”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder
2nd March 2015
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force said they had arrested a militant Monday over last week’s murder of the atheist American blogger Avijit Roy, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media. “He is the main...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Libya air force hits militia-controlled Tripoli airport
3rd March 2015
TRIPOLI: Warplanes of the internationally recognised Libyan air force struck Tripoli’s militia-controlled Mitiga airport Tuesday without causing any casualties, both sides said. It was the latest in a series of raids carried out in recent months by forces...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top US official warns Israel tensions could last until 2016
3rd March 2015
PARIS: A top US official Tuesday warned that the current tensions between traditional allies US and Israel could last until the end of the Obama administration in 2016. “There are moments of significant agreement and then there are...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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