Saturday, June 24, 2017

Close to 100% certain IS chief Baghdadi is dead, says Russian MP

MOSCOW: The likelihood that the Islamic State Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100%, said Head of the Defence Committee in Russia’s upper parliamentary house. “I think this information

Arab states demand Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera channel

RIYADH: Four Arab states including Saudi Arabia have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions. According to Doha Daily, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab

‘Psychopath Trump will only lead to disaster’: North Korea

WASHINGTON: Calling the US President a “psychopath”, North Korea has said that South Korea must realise Donald Trump will only lead to disaster. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published

Car bomb hits Afghan security forces, 29 killed

KABUL: At least 29 people were killed when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queuing to withdraw salaries. At least 50 wounded people were rushed to

German intelligence service spied on White House, US officials: report

BERLIN: A report published in a Hamburg-based news magazine has claimed in one of its reports that Germany’s foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the

Amnesty International slams arrests following celebrations on Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India

NEW YORK: Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of 19 people allegedly arrested across India following Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. “These arrests are patently

Peace in the region not possible without resolving Kashmir dispute: Lord Nazir

M. M. ALAM DALLAS: Baron Nazir Ahmed, Member British House of Lords, has said that Kashmir dispute could only be resolved according to the UN resolution. He was speaking on the occasion of an Iftaar hosted

World’s Best Airlines 2017 revealed: Qatar Airways claims the top spot

The world’s best airlines ranking for the year 2017 has been announced and Qatar Airways has been declared the winner, taking the number one spot from Emirates. The 2017 World Airline Awards, organised

‘It’s a soft coup’: Iran state media on promotion of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince

TEHRAN: Iranian state media has called the appointment of Mohammed Bin Salman to the position of crown prince and successor to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman as a “soft coup”. “Soft coup in Saudi


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