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Syria’s Assad ‘victorious’: Israeli defence minister

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad has been “victorious” in Syria’s civil war and was now being courted by former enemies. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news website Walla!. “Suddenly, everyone wants to …

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Over 50 killed in Las Vegas concert shooting

Over 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in a shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas Strip during a music festival on Sunday night. It is the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Shots were fired from the 32nd …

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Catalan leader opens door to secession from Spain after vote

BARCELONA: Catalonia’s regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on Sunday after voters defied a violent police crackdown and, according to regional officials, voted 90 percent in favor of breaking away, reported Reuters. Despite Spanish police using batons and …

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Catalan referendum: ‘Hundreds hurt’ as police try to stop voters

Barcelona’s mayor says at least 460 people have been injured as police have used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum. The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country’s constitutional court. Police officers are …

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Indian policeman arrested for raping 7-year-old girl

NEW DELHI: An Indian policeman has been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl, allegedly while he was drunk, a senior officer said Sunday. Colleagues raised the alarm after finding the girl naked in the officer’s quarters in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh …

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Israel pushing region to war : Hezbollah

BEIRUT -UNS : Lebanon’s Hezbollah accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Sunday of pushing the region to war in Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and said nowhere in Israel would be safe if such a conflict were to erupt. Tensions have risen …

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Turkey,Russia back territorial integrity of Iraq,Syria

ANKARA-UNS- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (L) hold a joint press conference following their meeting, at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on September 28, 2017. (AA) Ankara and Moscow agree on the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, …

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Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

BEIJING (AFP) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to China. Tillerson was scheduled to meet with President Xi Jinping after talks with top …

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China to shut down North Korean companies

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close. China, Pyongyang’s …

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Russia to destroy ‘last chemical weapons’:Putin

MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia would destroy its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a “historic event” and accusing the United States of not following suit. “Today the last chemical ammunition from Russia s chemical weapon stockpile will …

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