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Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Washington: President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy…

Israel launches fresh airstrike

JERUSALEM: Israel's military said it launched a second airstrike against "terror infrastructure" in the Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon, accusing the Palestinian Islamic Jihad of carrying out a mortar attack earlier on the same day, reports Xinhua. The flare-up came after Gaza militants…

Saudis say thousands of arms seized at Yemen border

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said yesterday it has seized thousands of weapons and hundreds of smugglers illegally crossing over from war-hit Yemen in the past year, as "foreign agents" looked to stage attacks in the kingdom, reports AFP. Border guard data from October 2016 to September 2017 released…

Dublin repeats demands, DUP reacts

DUBLIN: Ireland repeated yesterday its demand for British guarantees over the post-Brexit border as EU President Donald Tusk sought a breakthrough on the key sticking point in the withdrawal negotiations, reports AFP. Tusk was due to meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday afternoon,…

16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings yesterday that the storm would intensify, reports AFP. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most…

Zimbabwe's new leader under fire

HARARE: Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, came under fire yesterday for unveiling a debut cabinet that named two military allies to top positions, reappointed figures from the discredited Mugabe era and sidelined the opposition, reports AFP. Mnangagwa gave key jobs to two top military…

Fate of jailed Catalan leaders to be decided Monday

MADRID:  A Spanish Supreme Court judge will decide Monday whether or not to release 10 separatist leaders who were jailed pending a probe into their role in Catalonia's independence drive, reports AFP. Any release on bail would mark a turn in the campaign for regional elections on December…

UN urges to end 'rampant' pollution

PARIS: Environment ministers from about 100 countries gather in Nairobi next week to issue a clarion call against air, land and water pollution blamed for some nine million deaths in 2015, reports AFP. Ministers under the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will finalise a global declaration vowing to combat…
Zero tolerance for plastic pollution

Zero tolerance for plastic pollution

UNITED NATIONS: A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit, reports BBC. Governments…
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