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China, Australia warn of  US trade war

China, Australia warn of US trade war

BEIJING: Beijing warned yesterday that it is ready to hit back at the United States if it harms China’s economic interests, fuelling fears of a…

Trump praises Xi Jinping’s power grab

President Donald Trump bemoaned a decision not to investigate Hillary Clinton after the 2016 presidential election, decrying a "rigged system" that still doesn't have the "right people" in place to fix it, during a freewheeling speech to Republican donors in Florida on Saturday,…

S Africa listeriosis outbreak toll hits 180: Ministry

JOHANNESBURG: South African health officials said yesterday that listeriosis has killed 180 people since the start of last year and originated at a food factory in the country’s northeast reports AFP. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria found in soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces, and can…

Bahrain arrests 116 over ‘Iran-linked cell’

DUBAI: Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a “terror” cell allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, reports AFP. An official statement on state news agency BNA said that security services had in the process thwarted a number of attacks…
Voters cast ballots

Voters cast ballots

ROME: Italy went to the polls yesterday in one of the country’s most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make…

7 dead in east DR Congo raid blamed on Ugandan rebels

GOMA: Seven people died in a raid by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest in a string of deadly cross-border attacks, officials said yesterday, reports AFP. “Six people were shot dead and another was stabbed” in the village of Eringeti in…

Syria army advances in rebel enclave

DAMASCUS: Syria’s army has advanced on several fronts in an embattled rebel enclave near Damascus, a military source told state media yesterday, reports AFP. “Army units advanced on several fronts” and retook control of several farms and villages, the source told SANA, as the regime…

4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign

CAIRO: Egypt’s military said yesterday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists, reports AFP. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation…

S Korea to send special envoys to North on Monday

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a team of special envoys—including Seoul’s spy chief—to the North today to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons, reports AFP. The delegation, announced by Moon’s office on Sunday, is the latest…
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