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First group of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia by land: Saudi TV

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Dubai. Doha, August 17 Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties. Qatar welcomed the Saudi decision to open theRead More

US at economic war with China, says Trump’s aide

US at economic war with China, says Trump’s aide

world August 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Washington, August 17 President Donald Trump’s close aide Steve Bannon has advocated a tougher stance toward China asserting that the US is at economic war with it, prompting Beijing to warn that “there is no winner in a trade war”. “We’re at economic war with China,” Chief White House StrategistRead More

UN hopes for Syria peace talks in October or November

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GENEVA, August 17 The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. After seven previous rounds that have failed to persuade the adversaries to hold face-to-face talks, let aloneRead More

US blacklists Paris and Brussels attacks bomb suspect

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Washington, August 17 The United States on Thursday added the suspected jihadist bombmaker said to have supplied the gangs behind the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels to its terror blacklist. French and Belgian authorities believe a militant known as Ahmad Alkhald provided suicide vests and explosives expertise before theRead More

Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

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London, August 17 Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Thursday secured a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results as the Nobel Peace Prize winner follows in the footsteps of numerous world leaders by studying philosophy, politics and economics at the prestigious varsity. The UN Messenger of Peace,Read More

Trump claims media ‘misrepresent’ his Charlottesville comments

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Washington, August 17 President Donald Trump took a swing at his favorite punching bag on Thursday, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media. “The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate,Read More

Former US President Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet most-liked tweet in history

Former US President Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet most-liked tweet in history

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Washington, August 16 An anti-racism tweet by former US President Barack Obama after the Charlottesville violence in which he quoted iconic South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has become the most liked tweet ever, garnering more than 2.8 million likes. “No one is born hating another person because of theRead More

Ruby Sandhu-Rojon is UN deputy representative for W Africa

Ruby Sandhu-Rojon is UN deputy representative for W Africa

world August 16, 2017 at 8:04 am 0 comments

United Nations, August 16 UN Secretary General António Guterres has appointed senior UN official Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel. Sandhu-Rojon succeeds Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, who completed her assignment this month. “Sandhu-Rojon brings to the position extensive experience with the United Nations,Read More

Trump holds his stand: Blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia

Trump holds his stand: Blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia

world August 16, 2017 at 8:03 am 0 comments

New York, August 16 President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis. Trump, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans andRead More

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

world August 16, 2017 at 8:02 am 0 comments

Canberra, August 16 Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released on Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by AustralianRead More