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Civilian suffering worse than ever in 7-year Syria war: UN

Civilian suffering worse than ever in 7-year Syria war: UN

BEIRUT: The living conditions of civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday, with the conflict…

‘Turkey can enter Afrin centre at any moment’

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said Turkish forces and allied rebels could enter the centre of the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Afrin “at any moment”, a day after the capture of another key strategic town, reports AFP. “Now our objective is Afrin... As of now, we have…

India’s top court allows ‘living wills’ for terminally ill

NEW DELHI: India’s top court ruled yesterday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of “living wills” to set out how they want to be treated, reports AFP. The Supreme Court’s order—hailed as “historic” by petitioners—means…

Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul Shiite area

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite area of Kabul yesterday, killing at least nine people, officials said, as militants dial up pressure on the war-weary Afghan capital, reports AFP. The third suicide attack in the city in a fortnight comes as the Taliban face growing pressure to take…

Cuban vote begins end of Castro era

HAVANA: Cuba on Sunday designates the 605 members of its National Assembly, an electoral process without surprise since there are as many candidates as seats, reports AFP. But one of them will succeed President Raul Castro in April, marking the first generational change of leadership under the island’s…

3 killed, dozen injured in blast, fire in India chemical factory

NEW DELHI: At least three people were killed and around a dozen others injured in a massive blast that triggered fire inside a chemical factory in India’s western state of Maharashtra, police said yesterday, reports Xinhua. The blast took place Thursday night inside a boiler of the factory at…

Spanish flu ‘deadlier’ than World War I

PARIS: The Spanish flu outbreak 100 years ago is the modern world’s deadliest epidemic, its toll of more than 50 million surpassing that of World War I. Here is some background, reports AFP. Countries caught up in the 1914-1918 war censored information about the extent to which the flu outbreak…

Netanyahu at UN shows defiance at Jerusalem exhibit

United States: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday went to the United Nations to open an exhibit on Jerusalem, sending a message of defiance after the world body rejected US recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, reports AFP. The exhibit of artifacts on Jews in Jerusalem…

UK deploys military in spy attack probe

LONDON: British police requested military assistance in investigating a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent as speculation mounted yesterday about how London could respond if a state actor were to blame, reports AFP. Police extended the cordon around the modest suburban home of Sergei…
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