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Japan PM starts Tehran mission to ease tensions

Japan PM starts Tehran mission to ease tensions

Tehran, Jun 12 :  Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to defuse tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo’s ally Washington. State television broadcast footage of Abe being greeted at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. AFP/ PTIhttps://thekashmirimages.com

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Yemen rebel attack wounds 26 at Saudi airport

Yemen rebel attack wounds 26 at Saudi airport

Riyadh, Jun 12 :  A Yemeni rebel missile attack on an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia wounded 26 civilians on Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said. Yemen’s Huthi rebels, who have faced persistent coalition bombing since March 2015 that has exacted a heavy civilian death toll, have stepped up missile and drone attacks […]

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Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit regime dies alone

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit regime dies alone

Jerusalem, Jun 12 (AP) : When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came. Instead of a family member, Israeli authorities had approved a stranger to escort Aisha […]

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50% import tariff on US motorcycles by India unacceptable: Trump

50% import tariff on US motorcycles by India unacceptable: Trump

Washington, Jun 11 :  Ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump has again criticised India’s high import tariff on the iconic Harley Davidson motorcycles as “unacceptable”, though he acknowledged that his “good friend” slashed the duty by half from 100 per cent. Trump’s comments came as he and Modi […]

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Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon

Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon

Tehran, Jun 11 (AP) : Iran has agreed to hand over a US permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday, providing the first official confirmation that Nizar Zakka would be sent back to his native Lebanon. The comment by judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili comes as a […]

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Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan

Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar, Jun 11 :  At least six people were killed Tuesday after a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in southern Afghanistan. It is the latest violence to hit the war-weary country where ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of decades of conflict. The vehicle was travelling from Kandahar’s Dand district to the provincial […]

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16 killed due to heavy rains in China

16 killed due to heavy rains in China

Beijing, Jun 11 :  Floods triggered by torrential rains have wreaked havoc in southern China, killing at least 16 people and affecting the lives of 3.60 lakh people, authorities said Tuesday. The floods have toppled or damaged more than 1,300 houses and caused nearly 17,000 residents to evacuate. In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, week-long downpours […]

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Afghan forces rescue 34 people form Taliban-run prison

Afghan forces rescue 34 people form Taliban-run prison

Kabul, Jun 11 (AP) The Interior Ministry says Afghan special forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban-run prison in northern Baghlan province. Tuesday’s statement from the ministry says 17 civilians and 17 members of the security forces — seven soldiers, seven policemen and three intelligence agents — were freed during the operation, which took […]

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Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jun 10 (AP):  The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, according to US and Afghan security officials. Nearly two decades […]

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France welcomes PM Modi's call for global conference on terrorism

France welcomes PM Modi's call for global conference on terrorism

New Delhi, Jun 10 : France on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism, saying the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities. Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Baptiste Lemoyne made the remarks on the sidelines […]