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NATO to set up new space centre amid China, Russia concerns

NATO to set up new space centre amid China, Russia concerns

Kester (Belgium): To a few of the locals, the top-secret, fenced-off installation on the hill is known as “the radar station”. Some folks claim to have seen mysterious Russians in the area. Over the years, rumours have swirled that it might be a base for US nuclear warheads. It’s easy to see how the rumours […]

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Trump attacks Dr Fauci and other public health experts as ‘idiots” during campaign call

Trump attacks Dr Fauci and other public health experts as ‘idiots” during campaign call

Washington:  In an unprecedented attack on Dr Anthony Fauci and other public health experts, President Donald Trump has said that Americans are “tired” of hearing from “these idiots” who have been trying to quell the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 220,000 people in the country. Trump, a Republican, has been at loggerheads with public […]

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UK sets deadline for Manchester to accept virus restrictions

UK sets deadline for Manchester to accept virus restrictions

London:  The British government has given the city of Manchester a noon Tuesday deadline to agree to tighter coronavirus measures, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles to impose his plan for localised restrictions on restive regions. Johnson’s government is resisting a recommendation from its scientific advisors to have a short “circuit-breaker” lockdown to curb the […]

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Pak fails to protect religious minorities from forced conversions: Parliamentary committee

Pak fails to protect religious minorities from forced conversions: Parliamentary committee

Islamabad:  A parliamentary committee in Pakistan has said that the country has not fulfilled its responsibility to protect religious minorities from forced conversions, according to a media report on Tuesday. The parliamentary committee on forced religious conversions headed by Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar recently visited parts of Sindh where forced conversions of young Hindu girls […]

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Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam booked for holding anti-govt rally in Pak

Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam booked for holding anti-govt rally in Pak

Lahore: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s vice-president Maryam Nawaz was on Tuesday booked along with over 2,000 party members for holding an anti-government rally in Lahore where she called Prime Minister Imran Khan a “coward, selected and puppet” who hides behind the Army. The rally by the 11-member opposition […]

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US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process

US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process

Kabul:  The US special envoy to Afghanistan warned on Monday that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail the ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad’s comments come as renewed fighting for days has plagued Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a longtime Taliban stronghold. The Taliban this Friday agreed to […]

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First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

Tel Aviv:  The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalisation deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion international airport just after 7 am. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi […]

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Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan

Karachi:  Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Monday alleged that the police barged into her hotel room in Karachi and arrested her husband and deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar. “Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt Safdar,” said […]

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Car bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

Car bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

Kabul: A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 120 others in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province, officials said. The head of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, said emergency staff were treating dozens of people with both serious and light injuries from the bombing. He expected the death […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan report violations of new cease-fire

Armenia, Azerbaijan report violations of new cease-fire

Yerevan: Despite a second attempt at a cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations Sunday of violating the new truce in their destructive conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The latest truce, which was announced Saturday and took force at midnight, was the second attempt to establish a cease-fire since heavy fighting there broke out […]

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