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US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700

US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700

RAQA: A US-backed alliance of Syrian forces announced yesterday it would redeploy around 1,700 fighters from front lines against the Islamic State group…
Two Koreas to hold summit, Pyongyang offers nuke deal

Two Koreas to hold summit, Pyongyang offers nuke deal

SEOUL: North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning…

Russian ex-spy at the centre of feared poisoning

MOSCOW: Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked fears of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile spy swap in 2010, reports AFP. Police were probing his exposure to an unknown substance, which left him unconscious…

UN requested emergency meeting on Syria

UNITED NATIONS: France and Britain have requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the failure of the 30-day ceasefire to take hold in Syria, diplomats said yesterday, reports AFP. The council is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss the air strikes and clashes in the Syrian…
28 killed as wedding party truck overturn

28 killed as wedding party truck overturn

AHMEDABAD: A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge early yesterday in western India killing at least 25 people, most of them women and children,…

Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria

LAGOS: Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said yesterday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016, reports AFP. The World Heath Organisation last week said the epidemic had reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed…

Saudi to open airspace to India-Israel flights

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow Air India to use its airspace in flights to and from Israel in what could indicate a warming of ties, reports AFP. But Air India said yesterday that while it had issued such a request, the regulator had yet to give it…

Catcallers face new 90-euro fine

PARIS: Sexual harassment on French streets or in public transport will be punished by a new on-the-spot fine of 90 euros, a government spokesman said yesterday, while admitting it would be hard to catch offenders in the act, reports AFP. The #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment started in the wake…

Russian plane crash kills 32

MOSCOW: A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defence ministry said in a statement carried by RIA Novosti, reports AFP. There were 26 passengers and 6 crew, the ministry said. “The reason for the crash according to…

India leads global decline in child marriages: UN

NEW DELHI: A significant drop in Indian girls being forced into marriage has led a global decline in the number of child brides, the United Nations said yesterday, reports AFP. According to UN children’s agency UNICEF, 25 million child marriages have been prevented around the world in the last…
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