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Korean leaders meet for surprise second summit

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SEOUL: The leaders of North and South Korea held their second summit in a month Saturday, taking onlookers by surprise following a cooling of inter-Korean ties during the past fortnight. South Korean President Moon Jae-in travelled to the North Korean side of Panmunjom border village to meet his counterpart Kim Jong-un for two hours during the […]

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Iraq orders probe after voting machines fail hacking test

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities have launched an inquiry into this month’s parliamentary elections after intelligence services found that the voting machines used were vulnerable to hacking. The May 12 poll delivered a shock win for populist cleric Moqtada Sadr, who faces a huge task to form a governing coalition despite winning the most seats in Parliament. […]

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Iran scrambles for European lifeline

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JEDDAH: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month. For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany gathered — at Iran’s request — without […]

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Canadian cadets to be expelled after defacing Quran

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TRENTON, Canada – Three military cadets in officer training will likely be expelled from the Canadian Forces after desecrating a Quran with bacon and “bodily fluids,” authorities said Friday. The incident, which occurred during the Easter long weekend, came to light after four cadets involved showed a video of the desecration to fellow cadets. The latter […]

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US delegation in Turkey to talk Syria troubles

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ANKARA: A US delegation was in Turkey on Friday to discuss Syria, an official said, after a Kurdish-held city became a major headache between the NATO allies. The northern city of Manbij is held by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia, a group which Ankara says is the “terrorist” offshoot of Kurdish hard-liners in […]

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World Health Organization announces 21 tons of medicines shipped to Yemen

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DUBAI: The World Health Organization announced the arrival of 21 tons of medicine and medical supplies to Yemen on Saturday, which included ones needed for treatment of chronic diseases and cholera, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. “Two planes landed at Sanaa airport this week carrying medicines for emergency injuries set to meet the needs of […]

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Yemeni army liberates new area in Taiz from Houthi grip

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DUBAI: The Yemeni National Army liberated the Wadi Al-Jisr area, west of Taiz, following violent confrontations with the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Saturday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. The official Yemeni news agency quoted a military source as saying that “the confrontations led to the liberation of Wadi Al-Jisr, west of Taiz, during which the […]

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Saudi-led coalition targets those responsible for launching drone aircraft from Saada

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DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition said it has foiled an attempted attack by an unmanned drone in Saudi Arabia’s southern city of Abha, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Saturday. The coalition said it has destroyed the drone as it attempted to approach Abha airport, which was operating normally, according to Al-Arabiya.

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48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

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KAMPALA: At least 48 people including 16 children died in northern Uganda when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and then a truck, the Red Cross said Saturday. “Evacuation teams are working tirelessly to rescue the injured,” said Ugandan police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima, adding that all three drivers had died. […]

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Ethiopia announces release of rebel on death row

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The government on Saturday announced the release of death row prisoner Andargachew Tsige in an effort to cement national reconciliation launched by the country’s new Premier Abiy Ahmed. Tsige used to be a prominent politician before he turned into rebel fighter. He was arrested in 2015 in Yemen and later extradited to Ethiopia […]

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