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Five rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Strip, Israeli tanks respond: army

Five rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Strip, Israeli tanks respond: army

March 31, 2019 1:08 pm

Jerusalem: Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel Saturday night, causing Israeli tanks to target Hamas military posts in response, the army said. There were no casualties, the army said in a statement. The rocket fire and Israeli retaliation came just hours after the end of a mass demonstration on the border […]

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Syria force calls for international court to try IS jihadists

Syria force calls for international court to try IS jihadists

March 25, 2019 8:12 pm

Ain Issa (Syria): US-backed forces in Syria Monday called for the establishment of an international court in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists. The announcement came two days after the jihadist group’s “caliphate” was declared defeated. “We call on the international community to establish a special international tribunal in northeast Syria to prosecute terrorists,” […]

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Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

March 22, 2019 9:16 am

Mosul: Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq’s worst accident in years. There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual festivities on the […]

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Trump will not accept "bad deal" on Afghanistan: WH official

Trump will not accept “bad deal” on Afghanistan: WH official

March 21, 2019 9:18 pm

Washington: Donald Trump has prioritised peace efforts in Afghanistan and his special envoy has initiated direct talks with the Taliban, but the US President will not accept a “bad deal” on efforts to end America’s longest war, the White House has said. According to a senior Trump administration official, America has “contingency” plans, which might […]

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Pentagon authorizes USD 1 bn for Trump's border wall

Trump will not accept “bad deal” on Afghanistan: WH official

March 21, 2019 5:15 pm

Washington: Donald Trump has prioritised peace efforts in Afghanistan and his special envoy has initiated direct talks with the Taliban, but the US President will not accept a “bad deal” on efforts to end America’s longest war, the White House has said. According to a senior Trump administration official, America has “contingency” plans, which might […]

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India can host Special Olympics, says SO Bharat's National Sports Director

India can host Special Olympics, says SO Bharat’s National Sports Director

March 14, 2019 9:02 pm

Abu Dhabi : India is capable of hosting Special Olympics but the lack of accommodation standards required for athletes with intellectual disabilities may come in the way of staging the event, said National Sports Director of SO Bharat on Thursday. The 15th edition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games is set to begin here with 7,500 athletes from 190 nations taking centre stage, making the largest sports and humanitarian […]

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Indo-Oman joint military exercise commences Wednesday

Indo-Oman joint military exercise commences Wednesday

March 13, 2019 9:42 pm

Jammu: A joint military exercise between India and Royal Army of Oman commenced on Wednesday at Jabel regiment headquarters, Nizwa, in the Arab country, a defence spokesman said. A 60-member strong Indian Army contingent, based in northern command headquarters at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, is taking part in the military exercise ‘Al-Nagah III’, he […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Monday PM speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince

PM speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince

March 11, 2019 11:18 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Monday and thanked him for inviting India to address the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. The prime minister and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces expressed happiness […]

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Saudi junior foreign minister to visit India on Monday

Saudi junior foreign minister to visit India on Monday

March 9, 2019 3:30 pm

New Delhi: Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir will visit India on Monday, days after his trip to Islamabad. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Jubeir will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during his trip. The Saudi minister met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday in Islamabad, and […]

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum's baby confirmed died in Syria

ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s baby confirmed died in Syria

March 9, 2019 2:46 pm

London: After a series of conflicting reports, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson confirmed the death of the newborn son of the UK’s runaway ISIS bride, Shamima Begum, in a refugee camp in Syria. The baby, named Jarrah and just over two weeks old, died of pneumonia, according to a medical certificate, the US-backed SDF […]

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