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KRG hands over 853 suspected Daesh members to Baghdad

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ERBIL, Iraq: The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has handed over 853 Daesh suspects to Iraqi authorities in the past eight months, a KRG official said Monday. Dindar Zebari, the KRG coordinator for international advocacy, said at a news conference in Erbil that the suspects were arrested on charges of being members of the […]

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No agreement for UN force in eastern Ukraine

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BERLIN : Four-party talks between Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on Monday failed to make any substantial progress on deploying a UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Speaking at a news conference after the end of “Normandy format” negotiations in Berlin, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said they needed further talks on the issue. “In principle, both sides […]

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Landmark 2015 ‘net neutrality’ rules expire in US

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SAN FRANCISCO: So-called “net neutrality” rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate internet service providers officially ended Monday. The rules, put in under a 2015 directive titled the Open Internet Order, aimed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from charging different amounts for access to different websites. The rule […]

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Italy sends troops to support YPG/PKK terrorists

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DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria : Italy has sent troops to Deir Ez-Zor province in eastern Syria to support the YPG/PKK terrorist group, according to local sources. Troops have been dispatched around a week ago to areas occupied by the terrorist group in the province near Iraqi border, the sources told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity due security fears. […]

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German authorities arrest suspected Daesh member

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BERLIN: German authorities say they have arrested an 18-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of being a member of the international extremist organization, Daesh. Federal prosecutors say Aqram A., whose full name was withheld on privacy grounds, was preliminary detained Wednesday in the southwestern Rhine-Neckar district. Prosecutors said Thursday the man is suspected of joining the […]

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Landslides kill 11 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees

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DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 11 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe over the coming months as heavy rains lash an area home to the world’s largest refugee camp. Most of Tuesday’s […]

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US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

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TAIPEI: The US unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China. Washington cut diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 but remains the island’s strongest ally and sole foreign arms supplier. […]

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Migrant ship Aquarius to dock in Spain

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OVIEDO, Spain: After being denied entry to both Italy and Malta, the 629 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend will now make a 1,300-kilometer (808 miles) long journey to Spain, said the ship’s organizers SOS Mediterranee on Tuesday morning. The ship called Aquarius rescued around 230 migrants on Saturday and more than 400 were transferred […]

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Spain king’s brother-in-law loses appeal, gets 5 years for graft

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MADRID: The Spanish king’s brother-in-law was on Tuesday sentenced on appeal to five years and 10 months for syphoning off millions of euros in a case that has shamed the royals, the Supreme Court said. Although he lost the appeal, Inaki Urdangarin’s revised sentence is slightly lower than the term he had been handed in […]

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Official says suicide bomber kills 5 police in Afghanistan

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KABUL: An Afghan official says at least five policemen have been killed by a suicide bomber using a military Humvee in eastern Ghazni province. Arif Noori, governor’s spokesman in Ghazni, says 26 others, including a district governor and 18 policemen, were wounded in the Tuesday morning attack in Muqar district. The Humvee was taken earlier […]

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