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Sunday , January 24 2021


Saudis halt $3bn in aid to Lebanese army

RIYADH, Feb 19, (AFP): Saudi Arabia said Friday it has halted a $3 billion programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the …

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Kurdish-led forces gain in Syria – Tribesmen battle DAESH in Fallujah

BEIRUT, Feb 19, (AFP): Kurdish-led forces backed by international air strikes have advanced to within a few kilometres (miles) of a key Islamic State group …

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Palestinian stabs 2 officers, is shot dead

JERUSALEM, Feb 19, (Agencies): A man stabbed and wounded two policemen outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Friday before they shot him dead, the latest in …

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Moscow warns Assad over vow to retake all of Syria – Fighting rages despite hoped-for ceasefire

MOSCOW, Feb 19, (AFP): Russia’s envoy to the UN on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al- Assad over his vow to retake all of …

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Saudis crosshair ‘ISIS’ if Syria op – ‘Death’ for 40 in DAESH

RIYADH, Feb 18, (Agencies): Any participation by Saudi forces in a US-led ground operation in Syria would focus on fi ghting the Islamic State group …

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‘Strikes hit hundreds millions in IS cash’ – Islamic State finds ‘diminishing returns’ on Twitter

WASHINGTON, Feb 18, (Agencies): A series of US airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part …

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Women risk all for their ‘rights’

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 18, (Agencies): Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three …

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Egypt orders to close down human rights organisation – ‘Part of crackdown on NGOs’

CAIRO, Feb 18, (Agencies): Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organisation that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group …

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‘Dozens’ of Afghan soldiers, policemen killed in Helmand – Children being recruited to fight in war: UN

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb 17, (Agencies): Dozens of Afghan soldiers and policemen have been killed in the southern province of Helmand since Sunday as the …

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Turkey’s Erdogan vows not to allow Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria

ANKARA, Feb 17, (Agencies): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not allow the creation of a Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria, saying …

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