Monday , January 22 2018

International

Yemen rebels threaten on Red Sea

DUBAI, Jan 10, (Agencies): Yemen’s rebels have threatened to block traffic across the Red Sea unless a blockade by a regional military alliance is lifted, prompting fresh accusations Tuesday of “terrorism” by their rivals. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, whose country is a key member in …

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Suicide bomber kills 7 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 10, (RTRS): A bomb went off in the centre of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said. The blast targeted a police truck close to a high security area where …

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Israeli jets, missiles hit Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Agencies): Israeli jets and groundto- ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria’s army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining “game-changing” Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement carried by state television that …

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Iran arrested thousands

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 9, (Agencies): An Iranian reformist lawmaker said Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released. The protests, which vented anger at high unemployment and …

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France sees 100,000 asylum claims in ’17

PARIS, Jan 8, (AFP): Asylum claims in France hit a record 100,000 last year, official figures showed Monday, as President Emmanuel Macron’s government draws up hotly-debated new legislation on immigration. Officials said the rate of arrivals was “historic”, with Albanians forming the biggest group of applicants despite their country being …

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Jordan cracks ISIS cell of 17

AMMAN, Jan 8, (AFP): Jordan’s intelligence service said Monday it has arrested 17 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group and of planning attacks in the kingdom. The service “foiled … a major destructive terrorist plot planned by a terrorist cell loyal to DAESH during November 2017,” it …

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Pilots survive Yemen plane crash

RIYADH, Jan 7, (AFP): A Saudi warplane from the coalition battling rebels in Yemen crashed on Sunday because of “technical failure”, the coalition and state media said, adding that both crew were rescued. The plane “had a technical failure at 15:40 (1840 GMT) and crashed … in an area of …

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Iran declares victory

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 7, (Agencies): Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month. In a statement on its website, the force blamed the unrest on the United States, Israel and Saudi …

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