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International

Mystery UK call before Kennedy assassination

LONDON, Oct 28, (AP): A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about “big news” in the United States minutes before president John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say. A batch of 2,800 declassified documents includes a Nov 26, 1963 memo from the …

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US House ‘approves’ Iran, Hezbollah sanctions

Israel would use force to prevent N-Iran WASHINGTON, Oct 26, (Agencies): The House has approved bipartisan legislation to slap new sanctions on Iran for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles without derailing the 2015 international nuclear accord that President Donald Trump has threatened to unravel. The bill passed Thursday 423-2. …

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‘No future’ for Assad and his family in Syria

GENEVA, Oct 26, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria’s government, insisting “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.” Tillerson made the comments after what he called a “fruitful” discussion with UN Syria …

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Tehran in bid to drive wedge in US, Iraq ties

ANKARA, Oct 26, (Agencies): Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Iraq’s US-backed prime minister on Thursday that he should not rely on the United States in the fight against Islamic State, seeking to drive a wedge between Washington and one of its close allies. “Unity was the most important …

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New screening to US-bound passengers

US resumes refugee admissions … 11 countries blocked DUBAI, UAE, Oct 25, (Agencies): Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on US-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday. Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa …

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Tillerson to highlight US strategy – Terror dominates talks

NEW DELHI, Oct 25, (Agencies): Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as the US official highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed …

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Russia vetoes gas probe … Briton killed fighting IS

UNITED NATIONS, US, Oct 24, (AFP): Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the ninth time Russia has used its veto power at the Security Council …

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‘Kurds repel Iraq attack’ – Bid for pipeline hub

BAGHDAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): Iraqi pro-government paramilitaries launched an offensive against Kurdish troops on Tuesday near the Turkish frontier, pushing towards a strategic border crossing and oil export pipeline hub that Baghdad says must come under its control. The Iraqi government has transformed the balance of power in the north …

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Tillerson in Pakistan as US blasts ‘havens’ – ‘Room for Taleban in Afghanistan govt’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Islamabad Tuesday as Washington turns up the heat on Pakistan for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taleban militants. Tillerson’s visit, his first to Pakistan since becoming secretary of state, comes months after US President Donald Trump angrily accused …

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Kuwait donates $15 mln in Rohingya refugees aid

‘Untenable situation’: Bangladesh GENEVA, Oct 23, (Agencies): Kuwait announced on Monday its commitment to donate $15 million offered by official and public bodies during the International Donor Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugees to alleviate their sufferings. This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah in …

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