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Obama ‘deeply concerned’ about surge in Syria violence

HANOVER (Reuters) – US President Barack Obama said during a visit to Germany on Sunday that he was “deeply concerned” about a surge in violence in Syria, where government forces have stepped up bombing of rebel-held areas around the strategic city of Aleppo. Speaking after …

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Syria regime says Assad ouster ‘red line’ ahead of peace talks

GENEVA (AFP) – Syria’s warring sides clashed over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday.With the government vowing his ouster remains a “red line” for looming peace talks while the opposition vowed to see him go — dead or alive. The UN-brokered, indirect negotiations …

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India nuclear reactor shut down after water leak

AHMEDABAD: A reactor at a nuclear plant in western India was shut down Friday after a water leak was discovered, officials said, stressing that workers had not been exposed to radiation. No radioactive material had leaked from the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in the coastal …

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Oil prices dip after rally but supply worries persist

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Oil prices held most of the previous day s strong gains Thursday, but while a dive in US gasoline stockpiles fuelled hopes for a pick-up in demand, traders remain on edge over the long-running supply glut. Both main contracts soared on Wednesday, …

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Pakistan ‘breaches obligations’ on nuclear arms, UN court told

THE HAGUE (UNS/AFP) – Pakistan is violating its “obligations” to the international community by failing to reduce its nuclear arsenal, the Marshall Islands told the UN’s highest court on Tuesday. The small Pacific Island nation in this week is launching three unusual cases against India, …

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Syrian opposition casts doubt on U.N. peace talk plan

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebels said on Wednesday they were under fierce government attack near the Turkish border despite a cessation of hostilities agreement and a representative cast doubt on whether U.N.-backed peace talks would go ahead on March 9 as planned. The agreement drawn …

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India provides explosives and weapons to IS, report claims

ISLAMABAD -UNS – A report in American media has revealed that India is second biggest supplier of explosives to the Islamic State (IS) and that the weapons are directly sent to Turkey for further distribution to Syria. The American newspaper reveals that India is the …

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Christians facing big threat from ISIS : Rodrigue

President of Levant Party of Lebanon, Rodrigue Khoury has said that the Christians are facing big threat from ISIS and other extremist group in the region. In the ISIS occupied territories, the Christians are obliged to convert to Islam or to be displaced, or to …

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Bill Gates remains atop ‘Forbes’ 2016 richest list

NEW YORK – Donald Trump may be the Republican frontrunner for the White House, but he is slipping behind in the world billionaires race, Forbes magazine’s new list of the planet’s richest people shows. Trump, who has made his enormous wealth a key selling point …

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Iranian president to visit Islamabad, push for IP gas pipeline project

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Following the lifting of sanctions, Iran President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Pakistan by the end of this month to push for the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project. The project was to be commissioned in December 2014, but work was stalled after …

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