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US, India up coordination – Bid to balance China’s military ambitions

NEW DELHI, April 12, (Agencies): The US and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries’ militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. During a joint news conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Carter …

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Germany indicts Islamic extremist over ‘terror’

BERLIN, April 12, (AP): German prosecutors say they have formally indicted one of the country’s most prominent Islamic extremists on suspicion of supporting a foreign terror group. Federal prosecutors say Sven Lau is accused of four counts of supporting the group Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, or JAMWA, which was designated as …

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Egypt’s surrender of islands to Saudi deepens its woes – Blow dealt to pride of many Egyptians

CAIRO, April 12, (AP): Egypt’s declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has kicked off a storm of vociferous opposition, laced with stinging satire, and dealt a blow to the pride of many Egyptians at a time when they feel their country …

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King Salman receives Speaker

CAIRO, April 11, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his residence on Sunday Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al- Ghanim and his accompanying delegation. Al-Ghanim conveyed to King Salman the regards and greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. King …

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‘Beginning of end for DAESH’ – IS bastions ‘must fall’ in 2016: French defence chief

BAGHDAD, April 11, (AFP): The Islamic State group strongholds Raqa and Mosul “must fall” this year, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a speech in Baghdad on Monday. The battles to retake Raqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq are expected to be the most difficult of the …

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Austria probes Paris, Mumbai attacks link – Pakistani suspect identity not been confi rmed

VIENNA, April 11, (AFP): Austrian prosecutors said Monday they are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November’s terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai. “Leads pointing to this are being looked into,” prosecutors in Salzburg …

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US issues Saudi travel warning

WASHINGTON, April 11, (Agencies): The United States on Monday updated its warning for American citizens planning to travel to Saudi Arabia, less than two weeks before President Barack Obama is due there. Obama is to visit the oil-rich desert kingdom on April 21 for a tense summit of Saudi Arabia …

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India blast kills over 100

KOLLAM, India, April 10, (AFP): A massive explosion and blaze apparently sparked by a stray firework during an unauthorised display killed over 100 people and injured scores more at a temple in southern India Sunday. Thousands had packed overnight into the Hindu temple complex in Kerala state where the firework …

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Emaar plans taller tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 10, (AP): Dubai is reaching for the sky once again, with the developer of the world’s tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower bedecked with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. The government-backed company behind …

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Air raids kill 24 IS fighters – Islamic State captures 2 villages

BEIRUT, April 10, (Agencies): At least 24 Islamic State group fighters and eight civilians were killed in air strikes Sunday on Syria’s Raqa, the de facto capital of the jihadist movement, a monitor said. It was unclear whether the raids were carried out by Syrian, Russian or US-led coalition warplanes, …

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