Archive for August, 2017

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares Tal Afar, Nineveh province free of Daesh

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares Tal Afar, Nineveh province free of Daesh

Iraqi forces flash the victory sign as they advance towards the al-Ayadieh area, north of Tal Afar, on August 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the northern city of Tal Afar and the entire Nineveh province have been purged of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. […]

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Building collapse in India kills 16; dozens trapped

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Building collapse in India kills 16; dozens trapped

Indian firemen carry the body of a victim out of the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A five-story building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing 16 people and injuring 30 others on Thursday, after torrential rains lashed the country’s west.  […]

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US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea : US Defense Secretary James Mattis

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US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea : US Defense Secretary James Mattis

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (2nd R) and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo (L) during a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon August 30, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Getty Images) US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North […]

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Lebanon fully liberated from Daesh terrorists: Hezbollah resistance movement leader

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Lebanon fully liberated from Daesh terrorists: Hezbollah resistance movement leader

Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a televised speech from the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 31, 2017. The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has praised the victories recently achieved by the movement’s fighters and army soldiers in the fight against […]

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Hundreds of protesters rally in New York against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy

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Hundreds of protesters rally in New York against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30: Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on August 30, 2017 in New York City. Immigrants and advocates across the country are waiting […]

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Deadly floods wreak havoc in Pakistan’s Karachi

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Deadly floods wreak havoc in Pakistan’s Karachi

Pakistanis wade through a flooded street after heavy rains in Karachi on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 13 people have been killed by flooding in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, after heavy monsoon rains hit the sprawling metropolis overnight, officials said on Thursday. The deaths were the latest […]

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Syria militants plan chemical attack to blame government.: Russia

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Syria militants plan chemical attack to blame government.: Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova (Photo by AFP) A senior Russian diplomat has warned that members of a foreign-backed militant group plan to carry out a chemical attack in Syria’s Dara’a province in order to put the blame on the Damascus government.  Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on […]

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Schengen agreement ‘not functioning’: mayor of the French city of Maisons-Laffitte, Jacques Myard

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Schengen agreement ‘not functioning’: mayor of the French city of Maisons-Laffitte, Jacques Myard

The right-wing mayor of the French city of Maisons-Laffitte, Jacques Myard, has dismissed the Schengen agreement, describing it as “utopian” and “not functioning.” The Schengen agreement needs to be revised with more European countries taking control of their own borders, Myard said in an interview in the northwestern suburb of […]

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Bodies of 26 Rohingya Muslims recovered from shipwrecks in Bangladesh

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Bodies of 26 Rohingya Muslims recovered from shipwrecks in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi onlookers watch on August 31, 2017 as a man covers the bodies of Rohingya women and children who drowned after their boat capsized on the Naf River near Teknaf. (Photo by AFP) At least 26 people have been confirmed dead after three boats carrying an unknown number of Rohingya Muslims […]

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UK’s Brexit demands ‘simply impossible’: European Union

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UK’s Brexit demands ‘simply impossible’: European Union

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) and Brexit Minister David Davis (L) take part in a joint media conference at the European Union Commission Headquarters in Brussels on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief negotiator for Britain’s exit from the EU commonly referred […]

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The United States orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

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The United States orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

A view of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by AFP) The United States has ordered Russia to shutter a consulate in San Francisco, California, as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days. The State Department said on Thursday the […]

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis orders new troop deployment to Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis orders new troop deployment to Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan (file photo) US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that he has signed deployment orders to send more troops to Afghanistan, days after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy to prolong war in the strategically important country located within South Asia and Central Asia. “Yes, […]

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Russia military upgrades strategic Blackjack bomber, set to unveil new aircraft

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Russia military upgrades strategic Blackjack bomber, set to unveil new aircraft

A Russian Air Force Tu-160 strategic bomber (file photo) The Russian military has finished upgrading a Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bomber, following an order by President Vladimir Putin earlier this year to revamp the country’s fleet of strategic aircraft. The Russian Defense Ministry received the upgraded missile carrier, code-named Blackjack by […]

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Russia warns US that fresh sanctions on North Korea would be dangerous

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Russia warns US that fresh sanctions on North Korea would be dangerous

This photo taken on May 10, 2017, shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) speaking while posing for photos with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Treaty Room of the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Russia has again warned the United States that any new […]

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Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

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Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Russian Foreign Ministry says Ukrainian forces have violated a recent ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, where the Kiev government is fighting pro-Russia forces. The ministry […]

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