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Tuesday , November 20 2018


Suspect bombs to Obama, Hillary, CNN – White House condemns attacks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 24, (Agencies): Authorities intercepted suspicious packages sent to former US president Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Time Warner Center in New York, officials said on Wednesday. The packages sent to the two leading Democrats and a bomb delivered to one of the …

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Mnuchin announces Iran, Taleban sanctions

US Treasury Secretary meets Saudi Crown Prince WASHINGTON, Oct 23, (Agencies): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the United States and six other Middle East countries are taking action to expose and disrupt terrorist activities being conducted by the Taleban and Iran to undermine the government of Afghanistan. Mnuchin says …

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Bangladesh publisher arrested

A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh’s political opposition was denied bail Tuesday after his arrest on defamation charges, heightening concerns about a crackdown on dissent ahead of national elections. Police arrested Mainul Hosein late Monday in a raid on an opposition leader’s home in the …

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Riyadh touts mega-deals at Saudi’s investment summit

U.S. TO DEMAND ANSWERS – CIA chief to Turkey RIYADH, Oct 23, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince Tuesday attended a glitzy investment forum boycotted by a host of global business leaders, as the petro-state admitted it is facing a “crisis” after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Crown Prince Mohammed …

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Barzani makes Iraq comeback

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 22, (AFP): A year after a disastrous independence vote he had championed in Iraqi Kurdistan, veteran leader Massud Barzani has made a strong comeback both on the home front and in Baghdad. While Iraq’s presidency, a ceremonial post, has gone to Barham Saleh of the rival Patriotic …

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Europeans want Iran bank tied to world

TEHRAN, Oct 22, (AFP): European nations are seeking to ensure at least one Iranian bank stays connected to the world after the US imposed new sanctions against the country, a French senator said in Tehran on Sunday. The United States pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran …

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Turkish police find abandoned Saudi consulate car, allege body double CAIRO, Oct 22, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s son, Salah, to express their condolences, the Saudi Press Agency said late on Sunday. Saudi Arabia has said that Khashoggi, a …

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Key investment summit to go ahead – Erdogan speaks Tuesday RIYADH, Oct 21, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. Just ahead of the three-day Future …

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Qatar may put ‘fans’ on ships

DOHA, Oct 21, (AFP): Qatar could accommodate thousands more football fans on cruise ships during the 2022 World Cup than previously estimated, leading organisers in the emirate have revealed. An official with the country’s largest hotel owner, Katara Hospitality, confirmed on Sunday that up to 20,000 rooms on ships would …

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Gunmen kill 9 in Philippines

Gunmen killed nine members of a farmers’ group who occupied part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation in a central Philippine province, police said Sunday. The victims were resting in a hut Saturday night when about 10 gunmen opened fire, police said. At least four farmers survived the attack at …

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