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9 detained in Tajikistan in relation to Moscow concert hall attack, Russian state media report

Moscow:  Nine people have been detained by Tajikistan’s state security service over suspected contact with the perpetrators of last week’s attack by gunmen on a suburban Moscow concert hall that killed 144 people, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti said Friday. “Nine residents of the Vakhdat district were detained for contact with the persons who […]

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Syria says Israeli airstrikes near northern city of Aleppo inflicts casualties

Beirut:  The Syrian army says Israeli airstrikes early Friday near the northern city of Aleppo have killed and wounded several people and caused material damage. Syrian state media quoted an unnamed military official as saying that the Israeli strikes coincided with drone attacks by Syrian insurgent groups on civilians targets in Aleppo and its suburbs. […]

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Won’t start a war with NATO but Western bases hosting Ukraine F-16s would be targets: Putin

Won’t start a war with NATO but Western bases hosting Ukraine F-16s would be targets: Putin

Kyiv:  Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at the possibility of his country launching an attack on a NATO member, calling it “sheer nonsense,” but warned that any Western air base hosting US-made F-16 fighter jets that are slated for deployment in Ukraine would be a “legitimate target” for the Kremlin’s forces. “Their statements about our […]

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Chinese military slams US for recognising Arunachal Pradesh as part of India

Beijing: The Chinese military on Thursday criticised the US for its assertion that Arunachal Pradesh is part of India, stating that India and China have mature mechanisms, communication channels, ability and willingness to properly handle the border issue through dialogue and consultations. The US has a terrible record of stoking disputes between other countries for […]

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Another Chinese company shuts shop in Pakistan after terror attack on Chinese nationals

Islamabad: Two days after five Chinese nationals were killed in a suicide attack at a hydropower project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan, a Chinese company has suspended civil works and laid off hundreds of workers at another hydropower project in the same restive province, according to media reports on Thursday. At least five Chinese nationals, […]

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7 Lebanese and an Israeli killed in an exchange of fire along the Lebanon-Israel border

7 Lebanese and an Israeli killed in an exchange of fire along the Lebanon-Israel border

Hebbariye (Lebanon):  An Israeli airstrike on a paramedics centre linked to a Lebanese Sunni Muslim group in south Lebanon killed seven of its members early on Wednesday and triggered a rocket attack from Lebanon that killed one person in northern Israel, officials said. The strike on the village of Hebbariye came after a day of […]

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China asks Pakistan to thoroughly probe suicide attack on Chinese; may press for deployment of its security agencies

Beijing:  China on Wednesday asked Pakistan to “thoroughly investigate” and “hunt down” the perpetrators behind Tuesday’s suicide attack on Chinese citizens amid speculation that Beijing may push Islamabad to accept its security agencies to guard the CPEC projects following a spike in attacks on them in the last few days. At least five Chinese nationals […]

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783 million people face chronic hunger. Yet the world wastes 19 per cent of its food, UN says

Nairobi (Kenya): The world wasted an estimated 19 per cent of the food produced globally in 2022, or about 1.05 billion metric tons, according to a new United Nations report. The UN Environment Programme’s Food Waste Index Report, published Wednesday, tracks the progress of countries to halve food waste by 2030. The UN said the […]

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Israel and Hamas dig in as international pressure builds for a cease-fire in Gaza

Israel and Hamas dig in as international pressure builds for a cease-fire in Gaza

Rafah (Gaza Strip):  Hamas has rejected the latest proposal put forward by international mediators for a cease-fire and hostage release, and Israel has blasted a UN Security Council resolution that called for both without linking them. As the war in Gaza grinds through a sixth month, each side has publicly insisted that its own idea […]

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5 Chinese among 6 killed in suicide attack in northwest Pakistan

Islamabad:  At least five Chinese nationals were among the six persons killed on Tuesday when an explosive-packed vehicle rammed into their bus in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, officials said. The Chinese were working on the Dasu hydropower project. Several others were injured in the incident that occurred in the Bisham area of Shangla […]

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