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Ceasefire announces with Taliban for Eid

Ceasefire announces with Taliban for Eid

KABUL: Afghanistan announced yesterday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other…

‘Sonic attack’ fears as more US diplomats fall ill in China

BEIJING: More US citizens have been evacuated from China, reviving concerns that American government personnel and their families may be the target of “sonic attacks” by a rival country, reports The Guardian. US state department officials said on Wednesday it had sent “a number of…
India, Pakistan ex-spies spark furore with secret book project

India, Pakistan ex-spies spark furore with secret book project

ISLAMABAD: It began with hushed conversations in hotels dotted around Asia, and resulted in a nearly unthinkable book: "Spy Chronicles", a secret…

Anti-sexual harassment training for officials

TOKYO: Japan is drawing up plans requiring all senior government bureaucrats to undergo anti-sexual harassment training, an official said yesterday, after a scandal involving a top finance ministry employee, reports AFP. "We are now preparing such a plan," a cabinet office official told AFP,…

Thai junta seeks $10 billion in new security budget

BANGKOK: The Thai junta unveiled a new $10 billion defence and security budget yesterday, in what may be its final opportunity to allocate extra funds to the armed forces before a promised return to elections early next year, reports AFP. Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha…
Putin touts Russia’s ‘right direction’

Putin touts Russia’s ‘right direction’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin yesterday opened his annual televised phone-in, a carefully choreographed Kremlin event in which he promised Russians…
‘Syria regime no longer immune from retaliation’

‘Syria regime no longer immune from retaliation’

LONDON: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is "no longer immune" from retaliation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned…

UK set to publish Brexit fall-back plan despite row

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May will yesterday publish her preferred fall-back plan to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit, government sources said, seemingly having overcome opposition from eurosceptic ministers that prompted speculation of a possible resignation, reports AFP. Brexit…
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