Friday , February 22 2019

International

Spread of Zika alarming: WHO – Cases could total 4 mn

GENEVA, Jan 28, (Agencies): Zika virus – linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil – is spreading “explosively” and could affect …

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Bomb kills Kenya police as troops pull out of Somali bases

NAIROBI, Jan 27, (AFP): At least five police officers died in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Kenya, police and reports said Wednesday, as troops …

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Egyptian ‘convict’ executed in Saudi

RIYADH, Jan 27, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed an Egyptian convicted of murder, adding to a surge in death sentences carried out since late …

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Hillary Clinton fears repeat of 2008 loss

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Jan 27, (Agencies): When Bernie Sanders rolled into Decorah, nearly 2,300 people were waiting for him. Chants of “Feel the Bern” filled …

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French justice minister quits – ‘Sometimes resisting means leaving’

PARIS, Jan 27, (AFP): French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday in protest over the government’s efforts to strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship …

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Pope asks Tehran to stop spread of terrorism – Rouhani presents Iran as ME trade hub

ROME, Jan 26, (Agencies): Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward …

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Dutch Labour Party supports air strikes against IS in Syria – Islamic State bombing kills two dozens in Homs

AMSTERDAM, Jan 26, (Agencies): The Dutch Labour Party, the junior partner in the coalition government, now supports extending air strikes against Islamic State to Syria, …

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Police kills 10 colleagues in Afghanistan’s volatile south

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 26, (AFP): A rogue Afghan policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the country’s volatile south early Tuesday, …

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Al Habtoor receives the Netherlands’ Ambassador to Abu Dhabi and the Dutch Consul General to Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, Jan 26: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group welcomed His Excellency Frank J. M. Mollen, the Ambassador of the …

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Egyptians mark fifth uprising anniversary against Mubarak – Sisi bans demonstrations; security tightened

CAIRO, Jan 25, (AFP): Egyptians on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak amid tight security and a warning from …

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