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Philippines’ Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Philippines’ Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation’s long-time…

US to end all funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Washington: The Trump administration has decided to end all funding to the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees and call for a large reduction in the number of Palestinians considered to be refugees, a senior administration official and a regional diplomat briefed on the…
Filmmaker jailed for 6 years for Cambodia ‘espionage’

Filmmaker jailed for 6 years for Cambodia ‘espionage’

PHNOM PENH: An Australian filmmaker was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday after being convicted of espionage in Cambodia in a case that Human…

Yemen faces new surge in cholera cases: UN

United States: Yemen faces a possible third wave of a cholera epidemic, the UN warned Thursday, following a jump in the number of suspected cases over recent weeks, reports AFP. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said current rains were increasing the risk of infection in the war-torn country, which has seen…

Deposed Australian PM Turnbull quits parliament

SYDNEY: Deposed Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull officially resigned from parliament Friday, sparking a by-election for his Sydney seat that could threaten the government’s slim one-seat majority. Moderate Turnbull, 63, was ousted a week ago in a Liberal party coup driven by a hardline…

Gunmen abduct family members of policemen in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Unidentified gunmen abducted seven people whose family members are working with police in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, reports said yesterday, reports Xinhua. The abductions took place in districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag on Thursday night. “We have heard about…
Water pollution lays waste to Iraq’s south

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq’s south

Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short…

UN court to mull Chagos Islands fate

THE HAGUE: International judges will hear arguments Monday to examine the fate of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a strategic joint US military base—now claimed by Mauritius, reports AFP. In a diplomatic blow to Britain last year, the United Nations adopted a resolution presented by…

Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for NASA rover

TAMPA: One of the biggest Martian dust storms on record is clearing up after nearly three months, raising hope that NASA’s stranded, solar-powered robotic vehicle, Opportunity, will soon come back to life, reports AFP. The US space agency’s 15-year-old rover was least heard from on June…
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