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Monday , November 19 2018


Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, Congress vows override

WASHINGTON, Sept 24, (AP): President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency. Obama’s …

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Halt on flights over Syria would help radicals: Iran

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23, (AP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday joined in opposing a call by US Secretary of State John Kerry to halt all flights over Syria in efforts to get relief shipments through, saying that would only help Islamic radicals gain ground. Rouhani also alleged Washington was …

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Lebanon arrests IS leader in refugee camp

BEIRUT, Sept 23, (Agencies): The Lebanese army said it had arrested a leader of a local Islamic State group on the outskirts of the Palestinian Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon on Thursday. In a statement published by state media, the army said Imad Yasin was wanted “in connection …

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Modi trying diplomacy vs Pak – India in a balancing act

NEW DELHI, Sept 23, (AP): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power. But even with his own officials saying a recent attack on an Indian military base was launched …

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US warns of ‘Starbucks attack risk’ in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Sept 22, (Agencies): The United States has warned of the risk of a terror attack in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border on businesses frequented by Westerners, including the popular coffee chain Starbucks. The US embassy in Ankara said in a message to citizens …

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Yahoo set to detail massive data breach – Millions hit

NEW YORK, Sept 22, (RTRS): Yahoo Inc this week will disclose a data breach that compromised the details of several hundred million users, technology news site Recode reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the company’s plan. Reuters was not able to confirm the report. It was not clear …

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‘Islamist terrorist threat here to stay’ – UK’s MI6 to get 40pct more spies

LONDON, Sept 22, (Agencies): The Islamist terrorist threat to the West will endure for years to come because simply taking back territory from Islamic State will not solve the deeper global fractures which have fostered militants, Britain’s foreign intelligence chief has said. In his first public comments outside Britain, the …

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‘Gunmen abduct American teacher’ – 17 dead as Yemen loyalists battle rebels for strategic heights

DUBAI, Sept 21, (Agencies): Gunmen abducted an American teacher on Tuesday from an English language school in Sanaa, capital of wartorn Yemen, witnesses said, in the latest of a series of kidnappings of foreigners. Armed men in civilian clothes entered the school and forced the teacher into their car as …

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Assailant ‘shot’ outside Israeli embassy in Turkey, say officials – 45 students jailed over 2012 anti-Erdogan protest

ANKARA/JERUSALEM, Sept 21, (Agencies): A suspected assailant was shot and wounded near the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman and Turkish police said. “The staff is safe. The attacker was wounded before he reached the embassy,” the spokesman said in a text …

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Trump rises – Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

WHITE PLAINS, New York, Sept 21, (AP): For months, Democrats argued that voters would get “serious” about the campaign once it reached the fall and would reject Donald Trump’s no-holds-barred approach. They’re still waiting. With fewer than 50 days left, polling shows a tightening national race and — most unnerving …

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