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Jordan’s king, Israeli PM hold discussions in Amman

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Amman – Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday conducted discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during which they discussed “efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”. This came during a short visit by Netanyahu to Amman, according to a statement by the Jordanian Royal Court. The Jordanian king stressed that the question of Jerusalem must be […]

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Trump orders to build “separate but equal” space force

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WASHINGTON, June 18 (Xinhua) — The United States President Donald Trump announced Monday that he was moving to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. Trump said at a meeting with the National Space Council that he “directed the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process […]

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Amman intervenes to ease tension at E. Jerusalem’s Aqsa

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JERUSALEM – The Jordanian government on Monday intervened to ease tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex after Israel imposed a raft of security measures at the flashpoint site, according to Jerusalem’s Jordan-run Authority for Religious Affairs. According to a Monday statement issued by the authority, the Israeli measures included the arrest of a Palestinian mosque official, […]

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Iraq’s next gov’t depends on resolution of poll dispute

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BAGHDAD: Formation of Iraq’s next government will depend on the outcome of the ongoing dispute over results of recent parliamentary polls, according to Raed Fahmi, a member of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition, which dominated the May 12 election. The largest parliamentary bloc, which will have the right to draw up the next government, must control more […]

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Indian cancellation of defense equipment orders hurts investor sentiment

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NEW DELHI: The Indian government’s penchant for canceling or withdrawing tenders for defense equipment at the last minute is likely to hurt investor confidence in the country, experts said on Sunday. New Delhi called off a $9 billion deal to co-develop with Russia a next-generation fighter aircraft, after the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organization […]

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Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

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BOGOTA: Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. Duque’s decisive victory in Sunday’s poll, with 54 percent of votes to Petro’s 42 percent, is likely to […]

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Zimbabwe’s split opposition helping Mugabe’s successor to victory

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HARARE: Zimbabwe’s divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party’s chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country’s first elections without Robert Mugabe. Twenty-three candidates — the highest number in the country’s election history — are in the running for the presidential race after haggling over the allocation of parliamentary […]

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UK interior minister says was victim of moped theft, pledges police action

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LONDON: Britain’s interior minister, Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem. Moped theft, in which attackers surprise pedestrians and grab phones and bags, is one of several violent crimes in […]

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Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

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MANILA: An Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after angering President Rodrigo Duterte won a reprieve on Monday from imminent deportation but is still subject to proceedings to expel her. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of […]

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Spanish king’s brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

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MADRID: The brother-in-law of Spain’s king turned himself in to authorities on Monday to serve a five-year, 10-month prison sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison system spokesman said. Inaki Urdangarin signed himself into the Brieva prison in Avila at around 8:00 am (0600 GMT). He had been given five-day deadline last […]

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