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US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

Dubai (United Arab Emirates): The US military is exploring the possibility of using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military said Tuesday. While describing the work as “contingency” planning, the U.S. military said it already has tested unloading and shipping cargo […]

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Iran: Biden won’t have infinite time to rejoin nuclear deal

Iran: Biden won’t have infinite time to rejoin nuclear deal

Tehran (Iran):  Iran warned the Biden administration on Tuesday that it will not have an indefinite time period on its disposal to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Iran also said it expects Washington to swiftly lift crippling economic sanctions that former President Donald Trump imposed on the country after pulling […]

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England win 2nd Test by 6 wickets to complete series sweep

England win 2nd Test by 6 wickets to complete series sweep

Galle:  England completed a 2-0 series victory over Sri Lanka on Monday by winning the second Test by six wickets with a day to spare. Set a target of 164, the English lost four wickets for 89 runs but an unbroken 75-run stand for the fifth wicket by Jos Buttler (46) and Dom Sibley (56) […]

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Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through 2nd season

Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through 2nd season

London: Frank Lampard was fired by Chelsea on Monday halfway through his second season in charge of the London club after being unable to replicate his success as the club’s record scorer in his first Premier League managerial job. Chelsea has lost five of its last eight Premier League games and dropped to ninth place, […]

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Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Washington:  President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-US travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the order, also confirmed Sunday that […]

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Britain’s Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

Britain’s Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

By: Aamer Madhani Washington:  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he’s eager to forge a new US-UK trade deal. The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as […]

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Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

Washington: President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. The announcement on Friday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki […]

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Central African Republic declares state of emergency

Central African Republic declares state of emergency

By: Jean Fernand Koena Bangui (Central African Republic):  Central African Republic has declared a 15-day state of emergency throughout the country as a coalition of armed groups seeks to overthrow the newly re-elected President Faustin-Archange Touadera. The spokesperson for the presidency, Albert Yaloke Mokpeme, made the announcement on Thursday on national radio. He said the […]

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Lahiri off to a fine start with 68, lies 15th at American Express golf tournament

Lahiri off to a fine start with 68, lies 15th at American Express golf tournament

La Quinta (US):  Anirban Lahiri got off a to fine start with a four-under 68 and was lying tied 15th after the first round of the American Express golf tournament. The Indian opened with a bogey, but steadied himself to pick five birdies and finish with a solid round on a course that is more […]

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Baghdad:  Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis. Blood smeared the floors […]