Monday , November 20 2017

International

KURDS OFFER IRAQ TALKS OVER AIRPORT, BANKS BAN

PM denies attack plan … tensions rise – Peshmerga note force deployment ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday denied an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the …

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Pope to visit Myanmar to push for peace

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to mainly-Buddhist Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal bloodshed, …

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US-Canadian family freed – Positive moment: Trump

WASHINGTON, Oct 12, (AFP): President Donald Trump announced Thursday that US and Pakistani officials had secured the release of an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children from Taleban captivity. The US leader identified the kidnapped couple as Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, kidnapped during a backpacking trip …

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Aussie ‘F-35’ fighter data stolen – Defence subcontractor hacked

SYDNEY, Oct 12, (AFP): Sensitive data about Australia’s F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday. The 50-person aerospace engineering firm was compromised in July last year but the national …

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Drone kills British ‘White Widow’ extremist

Ceasefire deal agreed for south Damascus LONDON, Oct 12, (Agencies): Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. A convert to Islam from southern England, …

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‘Cup’ not up for discussion: Qatar – Rivals trade barbs

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 11, (Agencies): Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing the region. The back-and-forth over the games comes as four Arab nations, …

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Britain tries to turn Trump on N-deal – Tehran warns of tough response

LONDON, Oct 11, (Agencies): Britain has urged the United States to extend the Iran nuclear deal, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying it is “vitally important for regional security.” May’s office said she and US President Donald Trump spoke late Tuesday and both sides agreed their teams would remain in …

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Higher taxes for wealthy favored – Plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

WASHINGTON, Oct 11, (Agencies): As President Donald Trump promotes a tax plan critics say would raise the federal deficit by slashing corporate rates and eliminating some taxes paid by the rich, some three quarters of Americans believe the wealthiest should pay more, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows. Trump is expected to travel …

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TEHRAN WARNS AGAINST DESIGNATING GUARD TERROR GROUP

All-options Iran warns US on N-deal – Nobel winners urge Trump to uphold pact LONDON, Oct 10, (Agencies): Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designates its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. It came hours after …

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CATALAN LEADER SUSPENDS INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION

BARCELONA, Oct 10, (RTRS): Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government. “I assume the mandate that Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic … I …

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