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B-Town celebs hail India’s win in Intercontinental Cup

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Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have celebrated India’s victory over Kenya at the 2018 International Cup. They showered praise on skipper Sunil Chhetri for his performance in his 100th international game on Monday where he scored twice, calling him a “legend” and a “leader”. Chhetri scored a […]

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At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect North Korea to foot the bill

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TOKYO: When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past precedent is any indication, expect Pyongyang to pay as little of it as possible. Speculation […]

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Saudi Arabia keen to support Libyan unity: Crown prince

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RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday announced his country’s readiness to play a major role in support of Libya’s national project. Bin Salman reportedly made the remarks after meeting with Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya’s internationally-recognized Tripoli-based government, in Riyadh. According to a statement issued by bin Salman’s media office, the two men […]

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Qatar eyes full NATO membership: Defense minister

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DOHA – Qatar is looking forward to a full NATO membership, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday. “We are certainly better than before,” Khalid al-Attiyah said in an interview with Altalaya, the official magazine of the Qatari Defense Ministry. “Qatar today has become one of the most important countries in the region in terms of the […]

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France backs Iran nuclear deal during Israeli PM visit

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PARIS – The Iranian nuclear deal should be preserved to maintain regional peace, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday following his meeting with Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris. “My colleagues in Europe and I think that there is a need to preserve the nuclear agreement, but we are concerned about Iran’s activities in the Middle […]

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Jordan’s new PM ‘will listen to protests’, say analysts

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AMMAN`: Jordan’s new prime minister will be more responsive to the public mood than his predecessor, who quit on Monday, analysts have told Arab News. King Abdullah accepted Hani Al-Mulki’s resignation after nearly a week of street protests against a draft tax law linked to an economic package from the International Monetary Fund. Al-Mulki’s fate […]

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Comply with US nuke demands or else, Israel warns Iran

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JERUSALEM – Israel’s minister of intelligence has threatened Iran with the specter of a military coalition comprised of his country and western and Arab states, Israeli media reported Tuesday. According to Israeli Radio, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz warned Tehran that if it did not bow to U.S. demands regarding its nuclear-energy program, a coalition — including […]

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Iran accused of cutting flow of river into Iraq

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SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq – Iraqi officials on Tuesday accused Iran of reducing the water flow in the region from the Little Zap River that crosses the Iran-Iraq border. The Iraqi side claimed the move had seriously affected the daily life of inhabitants in Qalat Dizah town near Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq. Qalat Dizah Governor Bakr Bayez told […]

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UN envoy voices optimism over Yemen peace prospects

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SANAA:UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Tuesday said he had conducted “fruitful” meetings with leaders of both Yemen’s Houthi rebel group and the General People’s Congress (GPC), which was led by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh until the latter’s death last year. Griffiths made the remarks at a press conference held at Sanaa’s international […]

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UK: 350 mosques urge probe of Conservative Islamophobia

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LONDON : More than 350 mosques and Islamic groups across the U.K. on Monday called on the ruling Conservatives to launch an internal probe of multiple allegations of Islamophobia within its ranks. The action follows 11 separate umbrella organizations from across the U.K. calling for an urgent inquiry after the Muslim Council of Britain listed multiple […]

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