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Germany’s 2nd biggest Air Berlin goes down in a bankruptcy case, Etihad refuses to finance bailout

The skies of our digital age are getting too crowded too quickly. The famous international airports are jam-packed today. In all this while, a not-so-good news is looming over Germany. The country’s second biggest airline has been filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, its leading shareholder refused to finance another bailout. ..

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Top ISIS-K leaders killed in encounter with security forces in Afghanistan

As per reports, two key leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, have been killed in Afghanistan by security forces. Police have identified the ISIS-K leaders as Khushal and Israyel. The death of the duo is set to disrupt the ISIS-K network...

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US designates Pakistan based Hizbul Mujahideen as Foreign Terrorist Organization

Pakistan’s agenda of supporting terrorism, spreading bloodsheds etc is being exposed again and again by not only India but also by the United States. Pakistan’s dual policy is also been exposed by the International community at each end point. Notably, the United States has designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and exposed Pakistan who has been saying that the organization run by Syed Salahuddin is only fighting for freedom of Kashmir...

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Russia expected to send veteran diplomat Anatoly Antonov as new Russian Ambassador to US

After the cold war, this is a period when Russia and US are facing worst diplomatic relation. In this situation, Russia has decided to send a veteran diplomat as Russia's ambassador to the United States. Former Ambassador Sergey Kislyak stepped down as Russia’s envoy to the United States in July. As per the local report, it has decided to send Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov as the new ambassador...

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Nepal-China signed 3 pacts to boost power and energy ties

Nepal and China has signed three pacts to further boost their ties in the power and energy sectors. The pacts were signed to undertake a feasibility study to excavate natural gas and petroleum in the Himalayan country, including in the southern Terai plains...

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Japan, US intensify cooperation amid heightened tensions over North Korea

Japan and US the worst suffered nations in North Korea tension. The two nations agree to continue their cooperation to deal with a possible missile attack. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera left for Washington on Wednesday to hold security talks with their U.S. counterparts. Two leaders Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump had a telephonic conversation on Tuesday...

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Saudi Arabia to reopen Iraq border after 27 years for transportation

The Arar border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq which was closed 27 years before will now be reopened for the transportation purpose. Notably, Saudi Arabia and Iraq is reopening the Arar border crossing with Baghdad for the first time since 1990 for transportation purpose...

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Bahrain accuses Qatar’s media Al Jazeera of making diplomatic crisis worse

Gulf-Arab crisis seems to get more intensified as Bahrain accused Al Jazeera of targeting Manama with fake news and hundreds of negative reports on the kingdom. Notably, Bahrain’s Information Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi accused Al Jazeera of targeting Bahrain with fake news and hundreds of negative reports on the UAE...

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Bloodshed continues in Nigeria; suicide bombers kill 30, injure more than 80 others

Nigeria again witnesses bloodshed in Borno state. A triple suicide attack has killed at least 30 people and injured more than 80 others. Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday. Boko Haram is being suspected by local officials...

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Amid International pressure, China bans imports from North Korea

China will stop iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea. The decision was spurred by new UN sanctions and US pressure for Beijing to strong arm Pyongyang over its ally's nuclear programme...

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Mudslide buries 400 lives in Sierra Leone; at least 600 missing

Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown is devastated with a mudslide and flooding. At least 600 people are still missing and workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies. The death march has increased so much that morgues struggled to find space for all the dead...

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Decade’s deadliest train accident in Egypt leaves 43 dead; railway authority chief resigns

Egypt witnessed a fatal train accident on Friday which has left 43 people dead and 122 injured. As local media reports said, it has been considered as country's deadliest rail accident in more than a decade. As the number of victims is reaching almost 50, head of Egypt’s railway authority resigned. Egypt’s transport minister accepted the resignation...

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Top US military official reaches South Korea to discuss North Korea issue

The more North Korea threat is increasing, Japan, US, and South Korea are escalating planning, defense work with more intensity. In the capital of South Korea, top military Officials from the US met counterparts from South Korea...

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Qatar Airways launched 24/7 Twitter support for more customized online support service for passengers

Last week, Qatar passed on a regulation of allowing citizens from 80 countries to travel along with Qatar Airways. Qatar has been the highlight of the newsroom since quite some time now. And now, they have made it easier to get in touch with Qatar Airways’ customer service team with the launch of a new dedicated 24/7 Twitter channel. ..

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen massively affects people; 5,00,000 suspected cases registered

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April...

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Angela Merkel’s rival takes a dig at German car chiefs, car exporters fail to innovate electric cars

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from a three-week Apline holiday to embark Saturday on to her election strategy. Since 2005, Merkel, frequently called the world’s most powerful woman and Europe’s de facto leader, looks set for a fourth term. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) lead their closest rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD), by a 12-to-17-point margin, meaning it would take a political earthquake to shift the field at this point...

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Pak PM Abbasi preaches for peace at Pakistan Independence Day, Army violates ceasefire thrice in 24 hrs

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his independence day speech, sought peace with all the nations, on other hand Pakistani troops violates ceasefire three time in the past over 24 hours. Giving special emphasis on its neighbours for peace, Abbasi said "Pakistan desires positive and constructive relation with all countries of world, especially with its neighbors on basis of sovereign equality in conformity with UN resolutions on subject with view to ensuring durable peace in the region"...

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Amidst controversies with US on nuclear deal, Iran vows to boost its military budget

Amidst Gulf crisis and spat between Iran and the United States over nuclear deal, Tehran has vowed to boost investment in its defence and foreign operations programmes by whopping 500 million Dollars...

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Far-right ship, ‘Defend Europe’ refuses help from migrant rescuers in Mediterranean

An anti-migrant ship run by far-right activists ran into difficulties at sea—and a refugee rescue ship came to its aid. Sea-Eye, a refugee rescue group, announced on its Facebook page Friday that it had been contacted by EU authorities saying that the C Star, a ship run by a band of far-right activists calling themselves Defend Europe, was in distress and was unable to move. ..

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Deadly flood claims 57 lives in Nepal; India vows to assist

Number of people died due to flood and landslides triggered by incessant rains has gone up to 57 in Nepal. Twenty two districts have been affected by heavy rains. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had telephonic conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara and discussed flood situation along the Indo-Nepal border...

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Russian economy grows by 2.5% in 2nd quarter of 2017

Russia expresses happiness over the news of its economic rise in the second quarter of this year. Economic sanctions on Russia imposed great uncertainty in country’s economic advance. The rise indicates the country is recovering from latest problems...

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17 people killed in a firing attack at Turkey’s upscale restaurant

Turkey has proved itself a quite disputed country as it shares its borders with Syria. Trying to safeguard Europe from the menace of ISIS, Turkey was targeted this time by the terrorists. Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant late Sunday in the capital of Burkina Faso, killing at least 17 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years...

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Myanmar can learn from India’s federal policy to design its own: Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri

As a new democracy Myanmar is struggling during its transition phase. After a long civil war, the country is now trying to recover from gloomy history. Indian ambassador Vikram Misri told in a forum on Myanmar’s Democratic Transition the country can learn from India to fashion its policies...

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Iraq sentences 27 ISIS terrorists to death over alleged role in 2014 Speicher massacre

Iraq on Friday sentenced 27 ISIS terrorists to death by hanging over their alleged role in a massacre that killed at least 1,700 army men in 2014. Notably, a court in Iraq has given its verdict to hang 27 ISIS terrorists who played important role in a massacre of up to 1,700 army recruits in 2014...

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A man purportedly lights fire in the forest causing a massive uncontrollable blaze in Italy

A volunteer firefighter has been filmed starting a blaze in northern Italy at a time when the country is struggling to cope with a spate of wildfires. ..

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Japan deploys missile interceptors along possible path of N Korean ballistic missiles

Japan indicated that it is going to take steps that would make the nation and citizens safer after North Korea’s Guam attack threat. Japan’s Defense Minister said on Thursday that to overcome “survival-threatening” situation it would take necessary steps after considering various factors. On Saturday morning, it started deploying its Patriot missile defense system. According to the local reports, Japan finished deploying interceptors...

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Rift between Qatar, UAE to not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in region: Anwar Gargash

Gulf crisis seems to stretch for a longer period as both the parties including Qatar and other Arab countries doesn’t seem to back off. However, the United Arab Emirates have assured India that Gulf crisis will not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in the Gulf or on India's economic interests there...

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At least 23 rebel fighters killed after suicide blast took place in Syria near Jordan border

At least 23 rebel fighters have been killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide blast in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. Notably, the explosion took place at an army camp of the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam near the border crossing town of Nassib...

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Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected as Kenyan president; opposition’s discontent stimulates violent protests

It was highly predicted that the post-election period in Kenya will see violence. On Friday President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the election. The result prompted celebration and violence at the same time. After being announced as the winner, Kenyatta called for unity. Kenyatta won the presidential race with 54.27 percent to rival Raila Odinga's 44.74. This is going to be his second term...

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U.S Prez Trump says U.S is ‘locked and loaded’ if North Korea attacks

The powerful enemies, North Korea and U.S. are stepping on the brink of nuclear war day by day. Both the leaders of the dominant countries look highly furious, definitely not good for the world. Recently, President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S military was “locked and loaded”. ..

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UAE’s renowned painter Akbar Saheb to pay tribute to Indian armed forces

Indian armed forces are being applauded across the world for their efforts, dedication and hard work to keep the country safe. But UAE based painter Akbar Saheb is getting ready to unveil his latest creation: a tribute to the men of India's armed forces, in anticipation of India's upcoming Independence Day celebrations...

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Aung San Suu Kyi calls on all Burmese citizens to work together for achieving democracy

The world famous Burmese Politician and Nobel Peace award winner Aung San Suu Kyi again emphasized on Peace. She said Peace is the top priority of Myanmar. The first State Counselor of Myanmar thinks without peace development would never take place in the country...

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#BIMSTEC : Nepal pledges to work with India towards combat terrorism

Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that terrorism continues to be the greatest threat to peace, democracy, development and good neighborliness. He said Nepal and India should focus on result-oriented approach and work together for concrete outcome of various past understandings and pacts, including implementation of various India-funded projects in Nepal...

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N Korea’s probable Guam strike could cause “survival-threatening situation” for Japan: Japanese Defense Minister

Amid ongoing North Korea tension Japan seems to be the nation most threatened one. Recently North Korea warned US of attack in US Pacific territory of Guam. Japan has expressed its concern over this threat and the action could constitute a “survival-threatening situation”...

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U.S Prez Donald Trump issues fresh warnings to North Korea, says “fire and fury” wasn’t tough enough

We all have been noticing the power displayed by the North Korea. And, it is known that America is their first target. In a risky situation like this where anything could happen, US President Donald Trump has issued fresh warnings to North Korea, saying things will happen to the country like it "never thought possible" if Pyongyang thinks about attacking America or any of its allies...

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Ouster of Nawaz Sharif is a setback for Pakistan, challenge for India

"Elected governments in Pakistan have less to fear from the Indian Army than from their own- with good reason. For almost 60 years, since October 1958, politicians have lost every battle to gain the higher ground of civilian supremacy,” these fateful words by a well known Pakistani author and intellectual, F.S. Aijazuddin, adequately sum up the current situation in Pakistan...

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Contaminated eggs found in parts of Europe, EU Commissioner calls for a summit

Tensions have risen between agricultural ministers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany after traces of moderately toxic insecticide fipronil were found in batches of eggs. The European Commissioner charged with food safety has called for a meeting of ministers to discuss the fallout of an eggs contamination scare that has led to finger pointing between several European Union members...

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Nobel Prize-winning Andre Geim considers leaving UK after Brexit announcement

The aftereffects of a decision can already be felt as Britons ponder on leaving the country, one of being the Nobel Prize winning physicist Andre Geim. The plummeting tensions rise as Britain comes out clueless while negotiating the terms with the European Union. Amidst all this, Geim decides to leave the country and take forward his research in another land. ..

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US President and State Department shows constant different attitude to Russia; Trump thanks Putin for cutting US diplomatic staff

As a counter step to US Sanction on Russia, Russian President Putin ordered US Embassy in Russia to cut 7555 staffs. Whereas this decision has been criticized by many US diplomats, US President Donald Trump thanked Russian President for this order. On one hand, it has been described as a cold war like step, on the other hand as cost cutting step for the US. Again Trump’s conflict with other leaders comes to daylight after Trump’s comment...

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Kenyan police assures citizen best service in post-election period

Kenya would suffer from violence it was predicted before the election. Making the prediction true, post-election Kenya is experiencing several clashes. Police had to fire tear gas to stop protesters in the port city of Kisumu and Mathare. Three people were reported. In such situation, Kenya’s Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has assured Kenyans of non-partisan policing. ..

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Turkey orders detention against 35 people including journalists suspecting of terror links

Turkish authorities today issued detention warrants for 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to last July's attempted military coup, said the state-run Anadolu news agency...

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Japan emphasizes on close connection with US to tackle N Korea’s repeated game of threats

Pyongyang, August 10: North Korea previously threatened US of a possible attack in the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. Replying to North Korean threat US President Donald Trump vowed America will respond to North Korean threats with "fire & fury". North Korea repeated its threat on Thursday. The Korean People's Army said it is "seriously examining" the plan. The plan is about to develop four missiles to fire over Japan for an "enveloping strike at Guam." "The military action the KPA is about to take ..

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France backed a new law to ‘clean up politics’ in the wake of fake jobs scandal

Corruption is one of the main downfalls of any new government that comes into power. Pondering on the topic closely, French Parliament has backed a new law to clean up the French politics. A campaign that President Emmanuel Macron kick started on Wednesday amidst all the surrounding scandals...

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#Brexit: British PM Theresa May set to strengthen Britain’s negotiating position with EU

The Brexit talks aren’t over yet with European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to strengthen her negotiating position in talks to leave the EU, as a number of position papers have been sent to the Cabinet ministers to sign off. ..

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Post-Kenyan election incidents go bloody due to “fraud election” claim by opposition

On Tuesday, Kenyan citizens heeded to cast their vote in the Presidential election. As per latest local media report, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta maintained his strong lead. The latest report showed Kenyatta was leading with nearly 1.4 million votes. Opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the indication and claimed of manipulation in results...

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Pakistan Election Commission directs ruling PML-N to replace Chief Nawaz Sharif

The Election Commission of Pakistan today issued a notice to the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) asking it to appoint a new leader to replace Nawaz Sharif as its chief. The Commission said he cannot lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002...

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Citizens of 80 countries including India to freely enter in Qatar; aims to boost tourism

Amidst Gulf Arab crisis, Qatar has allowed citizens of 80 countries to freely enter in the country. Notably, citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar without visas or Visa-free. Now, the citizens of countries including India, the UK, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia, New Zealand etc can now enter in Qatar without visa also...

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Disastrous Cholera in Yemen affects 4,63,000 people: WHO

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. An outbreak of cholera in Yemen has claimed lives of at least 1940 people while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 4,63,000...

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N Korea warning of missile strike near major US military base comes after Japan-US joint drill

Japan and US continue to show their unity during North Korea crisis. Japan administration recently accepted how North Korea’s missile development has become significantly increased in recent times. Japan announced of a joint drill with U.S. supersonic bombers...

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China, Vietnam foreign ministers meeting cancelled amidst South China Sea tensions

A scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Vietnam was cancelled on the sidelines of a regional gathering. The cancel took place after the growing tensions between the two countries over the South China Sea. The Chinese embassy officials gave no reason for the cancellation of the meeting scheduled for Monday in Manila between China's Wang Yi and Vietnam's Pham Binh Minh. ..

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Remembering Nagasaki disaster “Fat Man” victim city wants Japanese govt to take steps for banning nuclear weapon

9th August 1945 – the date can never be forgotten. World History will never forget 6th and 9th August bearing the memory of first ever nuclear attack. Two cities of Japan Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered lifetime damage. This has created a permanent hesitation for Japan regarding nuclear weapons, treaties. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made it clear the nation still wants to the world without nuclear weapons...

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China killer earthquake: 13 dead, 175 injured; relief work underway

As per reports by Chinese media, the death toll from Tuesday's strong earthquake has risen to 13, with the number of those injured being 175. The earthquake measuring 7.0-magnitude struck at 9:19 pm at a depth of 20 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center...

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Despite facing tough game, SA President Zuma again survives no confidence vote

Like the previous motions, the latest no-confidence motion also could not replace South African President Jacob Zuma. SA President survived the motion with 198 votes against 177 votes in favor of the motion. African National Congress and Zuma rejoiced the decision. Zuma told supporters that repeated attempts by opposition parties to remove the ruling African National Congress will never succeed. The political survivor Zuma overcame an eighth no confidence vote instead of several corruption charges...

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Turkey’s Prez Erdogan clams Germany of “abetting terrorists”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities...

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Russia reflects a balanced attitude in post sanction period

Moscow, August 8: Russia has responded to US’s anti-Russian threat mainly in diplomatic ways. Though Russia has talked about mirror image, Russia also added it would not fall into any trap of provocation. Alexis Rodzianko, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Russian Federation has said it is not possible to expel Russia from the energy market of Europe is impossible. At the same time, Russia is ready for the US to pull out from the treaty on the elimination of small and medium-range ..

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Boko Haram terror intensifies in Nigeria; takes away lives of 31 fishermen

The African nation, Nigeria never seems to experience stability, peace due to Boko Haram terror. This Islamic terror group has always put the country in misery. From abducting school girls, now their torture has changed its direction to killing fishermen. As per the local medical report, at least 312 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists...

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Ahead of Southeast Asian Games, Malaysian forces arrested 400 suspected people during counter-terrorism operation

Terrorism is one of the biggest threat to the whole world. Therefore, in one of the biggest counter-terrorism operation, Malaysian security forces have arrested over 400 suspected people in a series of raids in the capital Kuala Lumpur...

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Secret no-confidence vote to decide South African President Zuma’s fate

The fate of South African President Jacob Zuma will be decided today by a secret no-confidence motion. Alleged of several corruption charges, the SA President has spurred the anger of politicians, citizens against him due to increasing unemployment in the nation. The speaker of SA Parliament voting on the motion of no confidence in the president will be by secret ballot. Zuma has faced a no-confidence motion in past also but this game is really tough one due to its secrecy...

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UK PM May’s spokesman denies of 40 billion euros Brexit ‘Exit Bill’

Brexit is a common topic in Europe and elsewhere. Something which triggers the most about the topic is the ‘exit bill’. Recently, the local British media reported of the government is willing to pay 40 billion euros to the European Union for its exit. However, the allegations were shooed away by PM Theresa May’s spokesperson. ..

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US, Japan and Australia ask for regulations in South China Sea

Australia, Japan and the United States have urged South-East Asian countries and China to draw up a South China Sea code of conduct. The countries asked the ASEAN to finalize a legally binding code and asked China to refrain from land reclamation, construction of outposts and militarization of disputed features. China has been overly aggressive in their expansion in the South China Sea...

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American NSA: Pakistan should change ‘paradoxical’ policies towards militants

The American National Security Adviser Gen H R McMaster has, on behalf of US President Donald Trump, asked Pakistan to change its ‘paradoxical’ policies of supporting the militants causing the country great losses...

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The demand of high-quality fancy coffee helping Africa’s coffee export rise

The continent full of natural resources, Africa was once famous for coffee production. Since the 70’s of last century Africa’s coffee exports have fallen 25 percent. Once at least 5-6 countries from Africa used to acquire a place in world’s top ten coffee producers.According to a report from the Grubstreet continent is getting back the charm of its one vibrant industry...

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Trump announces migrants to not get welfare funds for first 5 years

Giving a major fall back to migrants, the United States President Donald Trump has said that migrants will not get welfare in the first five years after they arrive in America. Notably, the announcement comes after a few days of announcing his support to a merit-based immigration system...

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Russia, Iran react to US Sanction with stronger cooperation; Russian deputy PM set to visit Iran

It was expected that Russia would take some tough steps to face US Sanction. The new US Sanction also included Iran and North Korea. Hence two countries now have agreed to strengthen the military, technical and technological cooperation. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin is scheduled to discuss arms supply with Iranian Defense Minister. The Russian leader is set to visit Tehran...

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US officially exits from Paris Climate Agreement

Taking up a massive U-turn, the United States has officially informed the United Nations on Friday that it is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change...

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New Pak PM Abbasi vows to implement so called ‘CPEC’ on time

New Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sworn to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project that poses security challenges for India. The Pakistan Prime Minister added that he would personally supervise the progress of all related topics. With this, Abbasi has cleared the air of doubt regarding future of the project following the recent political power shuffle in the country...

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EU immigrants ‘aimless’ in Britain; UK universities ask for urgent Brexit ‘clarity’

The Brexit announcement since 2014 hasn’t put EU immigrants in unrest. Most of the norms are not clear until now. As a result of which EU nationals have started raising questions to the government. UK universities are asking a “greater clarity” from the government on the post-Brexit rights. ..

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US President Trump slams US Congress for making US-Russia relation bitter

It was very clear that Donald Trump did not want to weaken the relationship with Russia. But he had to accept the Congress decision of imposing a further sanction on Russia. He has slammed Congress for helping the US-Russia relation to reach an all-time low. Last week Congress failed to pass four different Obamacare repeal bills. This has made Trump angry with the congress...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Military Reforms, PLA Trimming and New Operational Head

In first two parts of China Vs Jinping, we have analysed fallouts of Jinping’s anti-corruption purge of politico-military leadership and his merciless crackdown on Military Business Empire of People’s Liberation Army including huge human organ trade and transplant industry. Both steps have created much uproar in China as those arrested and prosecuted in the sweeping campaign were powerful in their respective fields. After assuming the office, Jinping had vowed to catch “Tigers and Flies” engulfed ..

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For rebranding terror outfit 'JuD'; Hafiz Saeed announces new political party ‘Milli Muslim League Pakistan’

The Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly decided to launch his own political party by renaming his terror outfit 'JuD' as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day at a function in Lahore on 14th August...

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China’s ‘double standard’ policy on terrorism; again uses veto for JeM chief Masood Azhar

China has managed to stump the plan to declare Pakistan-based Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China used its veto powers again to gather a 3-month extension until November 2. The proposal is backed by the United States, France and UK at the United Nations. New York based newspaper said, just before the deadline lapsed, China once again sought a three-month extension until 2nd of November on its technical hold on the proposal...

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Qatar to buy 7 Navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

As Qatar is blamed to support the ISIS terror group by UAE, Italy is moving forward to sign a million dollar deal with the country. Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries...

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U.S Prez Trump announces new Immigration Policy approving financially stable English speakers

The Republican President of the United States Donald Trump is touting to implement new legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, it will cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country and will implement “merit based” visa scheme. ..

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Japan PM Abe finally reshuffles his cabinet to regain popularity

On Tuesday, Japan Prime minister Shinzo Abe formally announced of his cabinet reshuffle. The members of his cabinet many time got involved in various scandals. So the support level faced a steady decline. Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) faced historic defeat in Tokyo election. Hence to regain support level he reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday...

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UNSC adopts resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons to curb terrorism

Condemning the continuous flow of weapons to terrorists and terrorist groups, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of arms. Notably, with an aim to curb terrorism from the world, the UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to terrorists and terrorist groups...

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China launches 1st overseas naval base in Africa

In a disturbing development for India, China has formally opened its first overseas naval facility in Africa's Djibouti. The inauguration ceremony was held on Tuesday with Chinese media calling the base 'the logistics facility'. Notably, Djibouti also hosts America's only expeditionary marine base in Africa...

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Moscow perceives new US sanction on Russia as "full-scale trade war" after Trump signs it

The new sanction imposed on Russia by the US which was passed last week expected to be signed by us President Donald Trump. Finally making the prediction true, Donald trump signed the legislation on Wednesday. The signature has limited Trump’s power to ease sanction against Russia. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev termed it as a "full-scale trade war"...

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U.S Prez Trump to back UK after Brexit, wants US access in Britain’s agricultural markets

America and Britain have always been ‘good’ friends, or pretended to do so. U.S President Donald Trump has confirmed that he expects a “major trade deal” with the UK after Brexit which will include reciprocal deals in financial services and agriculture. ..

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Kremlin officially denies Reuters claim of Russian loss in Syria

Russia’s over activity in Syria has been questioned in inside and outside the country. On Wednesday the news agency Reuters published a report on Russian loss in Syria. The report claimed that Russian loss in 2017 jumped to 40 persons. Regarding that Kremlin replied Russian Defense Ministry is the only official source of information about Russia's losses. It slammed Reuters by asserting that mass media can’t inform such things. ..

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Japan plans nighttime exercise for upcoming joint drill with U.S.

To put pressure on North Korea, Japan and the US are working in unity. Recently Japan PM Abe and US President Donald Trump had a discussion on the North Korea issue. The nations have planned a joint exercise in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. The parties are considering U.S. military's Osprey aircraft at night...

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Rapists in Jordan can no longer escape trouble by marrying the victim now!

Located in the heart of Middle East, Jordan has placed a good example today. The country’s Parliament has abolished a law that allows rapists to escape punishment provided they marry the victim. The lower house of the Jordan’s Parliament voted to eliminate article 308, which allows rape charges to be dropped if the rapist marries the victim. ..

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Finally! America’s top security agency FBI gets new director, Christopher Wray

Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States was working without any director since two and a half month after President Trump fired James Comey over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But FBI finally gets its new director, Christopher Wray...

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#IndusWatersTreaty: India flagged on Kishanganga project; next meeting in September

The World Bank has said, the talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Waters Treaty took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation. The World Bank in a brief statement said, the two parties have agreed to reconvene for continued discussions over the Indus issue...

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Despite diplomatic crisis, Turkey and Qatar join hands and launch military exercises

A week back, Turkeish President Tayyip Erdogan went on a tour to the UAE to solve its matters with Qatar, however, it did not happen. In fact, Turkey considers Qatar as its main regional ally. And by extending a hand of intense collaboration towards Qatar, both countries have launched military exercises in the emirate that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles. ..

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday in place of Nawaz Sharif who was unseated by the Supreme Court on charges of his involvement in Panama Papers leak case...

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Japan protests Chinese Gas development activity in East China Sea

China’s over activity in the East China Sea is bothering Japan for a long time. Japan has often complained about China created chaos in the region. According to local media reports, Japan has notified China its objection to China's unilateral gas development activity in disputed East China Sea gas field. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida informed this on Tuesday. ..

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Somali Foreign Minister Omar arrives in India for 1st official visit ; signs agreement for transfer of sentenced persons

In recent times India has noticeably developed its relationship with Africa. Earlier this year India also hosted the annual meeting of African Development Bank. Moving one step forward to the improved relation, the Foreign Minister of Somalia Yusuf-Garaad Omar has arrived in New Delhi for his first official visit...

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Qatar files legal complaint at WTO challenging trade boycott by Arab countries

Gulf crisis seems to get more intensified as Qatar on Monday registered a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates...

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Shocking! Unemployment rate rises by 12.7% in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia with an aim to provide jobs to the countrymen effectively banned thousands of foreigners to work in several sectors including tourism and health. Though, Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate has raised to 12.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 due to continuous fall in prices of oil...

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Japan PM Abe formally announces the plan of Cabinet reshuffle

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe already revealed the plan of Cabinet reshuffle after historic defeat in Tokyo Metropolitan election. On Tuesday, Abe has formally announced the plan. These announce has been made during a regular cabinet meeting. The decision has come after a weeklong spat regarding scandals of topmost leaders...

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Japanese children to judge mascot design for next Olympics

Tokyo, August 1: Like FIFA World Cup theme songs, Olympic mascots acquire a great place in audience mind. Each Olympic comes up with different mascots. Since Japan is the host nation of 2020 Olympic, it has launched a competition inviting members of the public in Japan to submit design proposals for the mascots. Through the website, Japanese local and foreign residents can submit their idea till 14th August. Tokyo started the countdown of Games with a ceremony at an elementary school. In the ceremony ..

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North Korea can hit most of America, says U.S. officials

North Korea seems to have lost its nerve over U.S. North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday...

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Trump administration terms Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a ‘dictator’; imposes sanction

The Trump administration keeping up the promise of punishing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, termed him with the name of ‘Dictator’ and banned him from the United States and prohibited Americans from doing any business with him on Monday. ..

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West Africa’s Sahel to receive strong defense cooperation from France and Germany

Germany on Monday lent support to France's push to make operational new multinational military force that will tackle Islamist militants in Africa's Sahel region and urged other powers to contribute funds at an Autumn donor conference...

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For 1st time Indian Army participates in Tank Biathlon with own T-90 tanks

Since 2013 Russia is organizing international tank biathlon competition. The competition is a mechanized military sport developed by the Russian Military. The contest is a 15-day long one. A team from Indian Army has participated in in Tank Biathlon 2017 with T-90 tanks. Nineteen nations with three crews each are competing with each other in the Stage I. The participating Indian T-90 tanks belong to Jhansi Cantonment...

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Political turmoil heads in Pakistan before new Prime Minister’s oath

Thousands gathered in Pakistan capital Islamabad on Sunday in support of opposition leader Imran Khan as Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as Prime Minister by the Supreme Court. Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that it is shameful that Nawaz Sharif is now playing the victim card despite several references against him sent to the National Accountability Bureau. Imran Khan also criticized Nawaz’s announcement to nominate his brother for the post of prime minister...

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Turkish security forces killed 65 PKK militants in a week

At least 65 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in separate counter operations in eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey and northern Iraq in the past week. Notably, the counter operations took place in the Sırnak, Hakkari, Diyarbakır, Bingol, Elazıg and Siirt provinces. ..

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Rare sight of a teenager breaking the record of longest word used in the British Parliament

Ever wondered what could be the longest word in English? Well, there is with 45 letters long. While speaking during a Youth Select Committee inquiry, the young MP Michael Bryan used the word ‘neumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’ which is a form of lung disease caused by volcanic ash. ..

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Arab Nations ready to ease dispute with Qatar conditionally

As soon as the Gulf crisis enters in the second month, the four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt finally agreed to ease the dispute if Doha agrees to certain demands...

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Walls of White House echoed with ‘Pakistan must stop genocide & enforced disappearances of Muhajirs’

Human Rights violation in Pakistan is a common phenomenon but the international community including United Nations and powerful countries like United States, Russia, United Kingdom and others are quiet. Lacs of people, political parties, leaders of the political affected due to Pakistan’s apathy and human rights violation have raised their voice many times but still, all are quiet...

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Turkish foreign minister in Brussels amidst protests over activists’ arrest

Turkey is facing a great downfall with the European Union at the moment. The arrest of Amnesty International Director recently with other Human Rights activists has made Turkey an intolerable country. However, ignoring the entire recent crisis, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met the EU foreign affairs High Representative Federica Mogherini in Brussels in time of great tension...

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Japan, US to take fresh actions against 'grave and growing' N Korea threat

It has been a long time that the missile firing of North Korea bothering the stability of the region. The issue is the reason for the constant headache of Japan. To maintain peace, Japan already is working with the US. Again on Monday, Japan Prime Minister Abe had a talk with the US President Donald Trump. The talk took place after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Washington is "done talking about North Korea". Japan PM has told that they have reached an agreement to take fresh action against ..

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Russia to cut US diplomatic presence in the country by 755 people

Finally Russia gets back at the US on the sanction issue with a massive cut in the diplomatic tie. Following a series of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday that US diplomatic presence in Russia will be cut by 755 people. This measure comes as a response to recent US Sanction on Russia which passed US Senate on Thursday...

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China bans Uyghur language in educational institutions to fight religious extremism

In order to fight extremism and popularizing the national common language, China has completely banned Uyghur language at all educational institutions. Uyghur ethnic group largely situated in the northwest China which is largely colonized by Muslim population...

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Russia shows off its naval strength on Navy Day

Since 1939 Russia started celebrating Navy Day on the last Sunday of July to honor the Navy veterans. The Navy Day is celebrated with grand parades, demonstrations, and simulated maritime operations in coastal cities with fleets. This day is not a mere holiday in India but also but also a glorious tradition. The main parade has been taken place in St. Petersburg...

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Sri Lanka sells 70% stake in Hambantota Port to China

Sri Lanka has signed a deal to sell 70% stake in its Hambantota Port to China for $1.1 billion. The deal was delayed by months as there were concerns that this strategic deep sea port could be used by the Chinese Navy...

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Nightclub shooting in Germany witnesses one dead, 4 injured

Germany witnesses public shooting yet again after a week again. A gunman opened fire at the packed-out grey nightclub in the city of Konstanz which is close to the Swiss border. The shooting took place in the early hours of the morning. Two have been killed in the incident while four other have been seriously injured...

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Japan PM Abe emphasizes on Japan-US unity to tackle N Korea issue

On last Friday, North Korea tested second intercontinental ballistic missile. The constant missile testing of North Korea has been creating tension in the region since long days. Japanese fighter jets and U.S. bombers conducted a joint drill of the Korean Peninsula on Sunday to show the determination of regional stability...

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US slams North Korea missile test with bomber on the Korean peninsula

The tensions between U.S.A and North Korea does not seem to ease at all, in fact it’s elevating to a point from where there’s no return. The United States flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests. The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise, according to the reports by Washington Post...

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Massive protest carried out by locals of Gilgit against ‘NaPak CPEC project’

The NaPak activities of Pakistani rulers with China have left more than half of the country to fire. As soon as the days are passing, more the locals are coming on the roads against Pakistani government over China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Notably, a massive protest was held by locals in Gilgit-Baltistan against CPEC project fearing it will create a huge ecological imbalance...

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EU starts legal action against Poland over judiciary reforms

The disruption is very evident in Poland where people are protesting over the democracy for the Judiciary system. Polish President Andrzej Duda last week decided to put Supreme Court under the control of the ruling party. After hearing this news, European Commission launched a legal action on Saturday against what it sees as Polish government attempts to undermine the independence of Judges. ..

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China shows off ‘military might’ instead of ‘military parade’ on 90th Army Day

China on Sunday shows off ‘military exercise’ instead of ‘military parade’ to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to fearing neighboring nations. On this occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his army has the ability to defeat all the enemies around the world. About 12,000 troops took part in the parade in which 129 aircraft and 571 pieces of equipment were on display...

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After police thwarts terrorist plot, PM Turnbull assures ‘priority of my Govt to Australian people, is to keep them safe’

Security has been beefed up after NSW counter-terrorism team arrested four men who have been taken into custody after Australia police foiled an Islamist inspired terrorist plot to ‘bring down’ an aeroplane. The number one priority of my Government and my commitment to the Australian people is to keep them safe, said PM Malcolm Turnbull after the plot was foiled...

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Jaffa Riots: Clashes erupt between Israel Police and Arabs after rioter shot dead

Deadly riots broke out between Israeli forces and the Jaffa residentials when some of the masked men threw rocks and burned tires on the Yeffet streets and Haj Kahil Junction. The riots got more intense after 21 years old, Identified as al-Saadi was killed by Israel policemen who flew from the street after inciting the riot...

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US senator calls for stern action against Pak for supporting terrorism

US Senator John McCain, who is also the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has advocated for strong and stern measures against Pakistan for supporting terrorism...

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Nawaz Sharif’s ouster & India-Pak relations

To be unlucky is to be Nawaz Sharif. Three times he was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan but failed to complete the term. He was removed by the President first, then by the Army and now the Pakistan Supreme Court found him guilty in Panama Papers leak case and unseated him as Prime Minister...

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Israel bans men under age 50 from Al Aqsa Mosque; Security forces on high alert

Israel has put the ban on the men aged under 50 from entering the shrine for Friday prayers and has also put security forces on high alert. The decision to debar men under age 50 came after the violent clashes over this week that left more than 100 Palestinians injured. The Al Aqsa Mosque has been in headlines since the deadly shootout erupted back earlier in last week...

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Sri Lanka cricket board declines to play in Pakistan over security issue

The Sri Lankan cricket board today turned down an invite from the Pakistan Cricket Board for playing two T20 matches in Lahore at the start of its home series in October. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed that after the suicide bomb attack in Lahore earlier this week, the Sri Lankan cricket authorities are reluctant to send their team for the T20 matches...

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Google CEO visits Nigeria, hopes to train 10 Million Africans

The business leaders across the world have identified Africa as an emerging market. The tech giant Google has also found African market relevant to Information and Technology. As Google is reaching across The World to teach digital skills, it has pledged to train 10 million people in Africa. The initial focus will be on Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. On Thursday Google CEO Sundar Pichal visited Nigeria for the first time...

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Britain to send warship to South China Sea elevating rifts with Beijing

A move that might likely anger Beijing, Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea by next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises. Defence Minister Michael Fallon confirmed on this news. ..

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FIFA imposes fine on Qatar for breaching rules against political statements

Amidst Gulf crisis, Qatar's football federation was fined by FIFA as the national team players breached rules against political statements by displaying T-shirts of the country's Emir at a World Cup qualifier. FIFA also reprimanded Qatar as Doha is going to host World Cup in 2022...

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Russia answers US Sanction with order to seize US Embassy use of diplomatic property in Moscow

Russia-US relation again faces a setback over a new US Sanction against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The Senate passed the US Sanction which is yet to be signed by US President Donald Trump. As an aftermath of this sanction, Russia is suspending the use of all warehouses in Moscow by the US embassy starting from August 1...

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Big blow to Nawaz Sharif! Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies as Prime Minister

A five-judge bench of Pakistan Supreme Court announcing the Panama Papers verdict has disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for not being honest to the nation. The Election Commission (ECP) of Pakistan has been directed to issue a notification of the Nawaz Sharif's disqualification. The Supreme Court said the ECP should de-seat the PM for not disclosing his role in the Dubai-based Capital FZE Company in his nomination papers, saying that this meant he was not honest...

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‘Hamas’ is a terrorist organisation, declared by European Court of Justice

Finally, the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas has been declared a terrorist organization by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Judges in the European Union’s most senior court ruled that the group should remain on an EU-wide blacklist and referred the case back to a lower court. ..

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US reaffirms support to India’s membership bid to elite Nuke club

Though the administration is changed in the United States, its support to India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid continues. The United States on Thursday reaffirmed its support and cooperation to India's membership bid to NSG and called on others of the elite grouping to back New Delhi's application...

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Israel removes all the security measures which were installed outside Al Aqsa Mosque

Amid protests and growing severe unrest between Israelis and Palestinians, finally Israel has removed all security measures which were installed outside Al Aqsa Mosque after the deadly attack. Before this Israel had removed the metal detectors too as Muslims continued to protest as they prayed outside the mosque...

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UAE notifies all ‘Arab’ banks to stop all kinds of dealings linked with Qatar

The diplomatic rift between four Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt with Qatar is getting more intensified as both the sides are not ready to compromise on several issues. Now, the United Arab Emirates has asked all banks and financial institutions to stop dealing with 18 more individuals and entities with alleged links to Qatar...

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U.S Prez Trump to ban ‘Transgenders’ in military service; LGBT activists hit back

As President Trump rolled out his decision to reinstate the ban on transgender in the military, most LGBT rights activists could not believe this. Only a year ago, Trump presented himself as a social liberal seeking and in support of gay and transgender rights. During his election campaigns, he vowed that he would do more than to protect the LGBT people. But with this move on Wednesday to ban the transgender people from military service is a hostile decision...

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A small town girl from Bengal crosses raging English Channel

The living goddesses of India, the great women from the country have been making us proud in various fields. Adding to the long list, a young girl of Bengal, Sayani Das has crossed the English Channel successfully. For the swimmers across the world, it is a dream to cross the English Channel. Sayani has achieved this dream in her twenties only...

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European Commission warns Poland over ‘firing the Judges’ issue, gives 1month to comply

Poland has become a battle ground between the sitting government and the common people. After it declared on uprooting the power of Judges and hand it over to the Executive body, uproar came from the Polsh citizens. Recently, the European commission has sent Poland a set of recommendations regarding its judicial overhaul. However, EU Vice President Frans Timmermans said that if judges are fired, a red line will be crossed...

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Congo not any more safe for foreign Journalists due to recent incidents of constant attack

The Democratic Republic of Congo does not have a very good history in treating Journalists. Specially attack foreign journalists has become a very common incident there. Again on Tuesday, two foreign Journalists were briefly detained and maltreated in the capital Kinshasa. Three men who detained them presented their identity as military intelligence officers. The detained journalists were from Agence France-Presse. ..

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Arrogance continues: Muslims pray 'outside' Al Aqsa Mosque to protest against CCTV

After Israel removed the metal detectors; the Muslims still continued to protest against Israel measures. In a protest, Muslims prayed outside the holy site of Al Aqsa Mosque, despite the removal of metal detectors. A Senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said that worshippers would not return to a disputed shrine until Israel removes all of the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack...

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Now only Saudis to be allowed to work in tourism, health sectors; foreigners banned

Saudi Arabia with an aim to meet all the agenda of Saudisation, the Kingdom has planned to confine five sectors to countrymen, effectively banning thousands of foreigners from taking up jobs in them. The massive step of the rulers of Saudi Arabia will affect all the foreigners mainly Indians drastically. ..

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Egypt, EU to work together on managing migratory flows for mutual benefit

Egypt and European Council had the 6th session of the Association Council (AC) in Brussels. As Europe and Egypt are constantly facing the problem of migration, the council has agreed to work for the issue with higher effort. Egypt made it clear that it won’t compromise anything on Qatar issue...

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Former British EU negotiator disagrees ‘Brexit’ agenda, calls it a “terrible idea”

The Brexit debate that sparked off the first time in 2015 yet again takes an ugly turn. Former British EU negotiator says Brexit was “terrible idea” and even the government doesn’t understand how bad it will be. Britain’s chances of securing a deal with the EU in 20 months seem minimal...

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EU pledges for more measures to help Italy in the migrant crisis

Refugees in the Middle East and certain parts of Africa are facing the worst face of the terrorism today. The EU has pledged more measures and more money to help Italy face growing numbers of migrants on its shores, including a possible visa limit on Bangladesh. ..

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Now a mantra to defeat Chinese designs

Besides strongly advocating the boycott of Chinese goods, Indresh Kumar has come up with a novel idea of chanting a mantra at least five times a day to ward off the ‘Chinese Asuras’ eyeing Indian territory...

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At least 53 of 97 Indian sailors stranded in UAE waters released

As many as 53 out of 97 Indian sailors stranded on ships in the UAE’s waters for several months have finally returned to their homeland India, according to the Indian Consulate General in Dubai Vipul...

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In a regrettable move, Israel removes metal detectors from Al Aqsa Mosque due to ‘Palestinian incitement’

Israel has removed the metal detectors, which were installed for the extra vigilance at the holy site of Al Aqsa Mosque. Minister of Culture Miri Regev said in a regrettable decision of removing metal detectors was due to ‘Incitement of Palestinians’...

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NATO tries to resolve the miff between Turkey and Germany; asks to reconcile

It’s quite evident that Turkey and Germany, two European countries don’t really share friendly relations. The recent example of this statement is that Germany wants to exit from Incirlik which is a Turkey base. Turkey shares 565 mile border with Syria which stands as the main problem for Germans. Recently, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) is working to defuse the tensions between the Turks and the Germans...

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Japan authority confirms “valuable information” received from robot probe in Fukushima

The nuclear disaster in 2011 hit Japan’s economy along with Fukushima’s nuclear reactor. When Japan started to relying on Nuclear energy at that time the disaster shook the country. Recently, a robot-based survey has been started to enquire the nuclear debris believed to have remained at the bottom of the nuclear vessel. On Tuesday, an official statement came from Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister. Japan government will start deciding on the exact method to extract the nuclear debris around ..

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Baghdad has no concrete information about 39 missing Indians: Iraqi Foreign Minister al-Jaafari

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari on Monday reaffirmed that his government had no information concerning 39 Indian nationals missing in the country. Iraqi Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari while talking to reporters said they do not have any substantial evidence about the fate of 39 Indians who are missing in Mosul since 2014...

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Russian Military deployed in Syria 'de-escalation zones' starts patrolling

Moscow, July 25: In the first part of this year Russia established de-escalation zones in Syria to make the situation more stable. After that Russia had been emphasizing to monitor the zones efficiently with more forces. On Monday, it was announced that Russia has deployed military police to monitor two safe zones. This has been termed as a new era of co-operation with US. This is part of the broader plan of establishing de-escalation zone. On Monday, the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces ..

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#ChinaVsJinping : Crackdown on PLA's Human Organ Trade & Business Empire

In this second part, we will look at once sprawling Military Medical Inc. in the form of illicit, brazen and inhuman organ transplant industry, Business Empire of People’s Liberation Army spread across all verticals and laterals on which Jinping cracked the whip annoying PLA commanders and depriving them of the huge unaccounted source of money, which they were minting since decades...

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Russia, US should improve bilateral relation for global “cyber disarmament”: Putin Envoy

Moscow, July 24: When our World is heading to a much improved digital space, the threats are also increasing. Cyber Security has become such an issue that countries from all over the world are concerned about it. Russia and US, the two powerful nations have confronted numerous times over different issues. A special representative of the Russian president said that the two nations should improve their bilateral relation for international cooperation in information security. Recently WannaCry ransom ..

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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No entry for MP’s as Maldives National Defense Force locks gates of Parliament

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) locked the gates of Parliament early Monday, barring lawmakers from entering inside. The additional security measures came after the opposition coalition announced a Majlis meeting to be next Monday...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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Russia, US should improve bilateral relation for global “cyber disarmament”: Putin Envoy

Moscow, July 24: When our World is heading to a much improved digital space, the threats are also increasing. Cyber Security has become such an issue that countries from all over the world are concerned about it. Russia and US, the two powerful nations have confronted numerous times over different issues. A special representative of the Russian president said that the two nations should improve their bilateral relation for international cooperation in information security. Recently WannaCry ransom ..

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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No entry for MP’s as Maldives National Defense Force locks gates of Parliament

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) locked the gates of Parliament early Monday, barring lawmakers from entering inside. The additional security measures came after the opposition coalition announced a Majlis meeting to be next Monday...

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To resolve Qatar crisis, Erdogan steps in by visiting Saudi Arab’s King Salman

Intense Qatar rift that took place last month has still not been able to resolve the issue with the Middle Eastern countries. To bring back the diplomacy back in Middle East, Turkey which is Qatar’s sincere ally jumps in to the picture to fix the whole situation. Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan has travelled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait yesterday regarding the fuming incident...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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Will Europeans lose their nationality for a British passport after Brexit? Read here!

The Brexit fever looms over the entire EU nationals’ community in Britain. The confusion regarding the EU’s nationality remains as the British government hasn’t given out any directives yet. However, with ongoing uncertainty over the rights for EU nationals after Brexit, many Europeans who live in the UK are considering applying for the British nationality. Although a lengthy and expensive process, it secures their future after March 2019...

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Poland is turning authoritarian and Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban supports it out loud

Just as recently, France’s Senate passed the controversial bill, Poland did not waste time to pass the controversial court reforms in the country. The new laws will empower the executive body greater than the judiciary system. In the early hours of Saturday, Poland’s Supreme Court approved the law forcing immediate retirement of all the Supreme Court judges. The respective move has called upon street protests against the government and threat of EU penalties. However, amidst all the ruckus and criticism, ..

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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PM Modi convinced Trump that Indians are contributing greatly to American economy

As soon as the Trump administration took charge in the United States, with an aim to hire more Americans Firstly suspended premium processing of H1B visas, then tightened the process etc which directly affected the Indians. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Modi and US president Donald Trump had an extensive discussion on the spirit of H1B visa and during the recent visit to the United States...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Secrets behind Dragon’s Sabre Rattling

The visible reason of tensions between India & China at Doklam are Chinese geographical claims over plateau claimed by Bhutan. But careful analysis of China’s domestic politics points the fingers at different reality- The Cold War between two Camps- President Xi Jinping’s camp and another side camp of Communist Party leaders and PLA officers. ..

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Donald Trump to review US' Afghan policy

US President Donald Trump is likely to discuss ‘new ideas’ on his country’s Afghan policy to ascertain the reasons why his country has been stuck in this smaller Asian nation for the last 17 years...

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Read here the initiatives taken by Indian government to promote Hindi in foreign countries

Hindi, which is a mother tongue of more than half of the India is now slowly and steadily impacting the world. Therefore, keeping promotion of Hindi on high priority, the government of India has taken several effective initiatives...

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Arab nations urge Qatar to accept six principles for combating extremism, terrorism

With an agenda to bring halt in Gulf crisis, four Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain on Tuesday asked Qatar to commit to six principles on combating extremism and terrorism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them immediately...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme. Notably, United States has slapped new sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks over nonnuclear behavior such as support for ballistic missile development...

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Somalia loses millions of dollars due to 23 days internet outage

Somalia which was under internet outage for 23 days, got back its internet connection after 23 days. The capital Mogadishu has lost millions of dollars in a fortnight. The internet blackout was caused by a ship which has damaged undersea fiber optic wires. The ship MSC Alice had been delivering goods at the Mogadishu port. After repairing a severed undersea cable the connection has been restored...

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Turkey arrests 6 human rights activists, including Amnesty International Director

The injustice in Turkey reaches to an unforgiving level where 6 human rights activists, including the Amnesty International director were arrested by a court order on Tuesday. The allegations thrown on them were vague and contained no evidences, it said, “activists were helping an armed terrorist organisation”...

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UN probe 'can only aggravate' Rakhine tension: Myanmar official

Troubles in the Rakhine state of Myanmar is killing thousands of innocent lives. Myanmar government has often been claimed of “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya community. Back in February, UN reported the problem as possible “genocide”. Even UN confirmed it would be moving the top UN official from her position. On the alleged killing, rape of Rohingya Muslims, UN wanted to start an investigation. The security adviser of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has commented that UN probe would only aggravate ..

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Trump administration eases laptop ban on flights to US from Saudi Arabia

Good news for Saudi Arabia as the Trump administration on Monday eased the laptop ban on passengers flying from Kingdom to the United States. Notably, Saudi Arabia Airlines confirmed that passengers on flights from Jeddah International Airport are able to bring laptops on their planes to the United States...

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Civil war in Yemen continues; Pro-government forces kill 15 Houthi rebels  

The pro-government forces of Yemen on Monday attacked insurgent positions of rebels in two areas in the southwest of the country and killed at least 15 Houthi rebels. However, during this anti-rebel operation, eight soldiers were also killed. Notably, Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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Shameless Pakistan resorts to ceasefire in J&K again

For the second consecutive day, Pakistan Army has resorted to ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector along the Line of Control. The Pak Army has also begun unprovoked firing in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector. Indian Army has started retaliatory firing...

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A survey poll in Japan shows Shinzo Abe Cabinet’s declining popularity

The popularity of Japan PM Shinzo Abe may influence other countries but the nation is losing its trust on PM gradually. The first proof was Tokyo election where Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) faced a historic defeat. The approval rating for Abe's Cabinet has fallen 9.1 points from June to 35.8 percent, a local media poll showed on Sunday. Since Abe came to power for the second time, this was the worst decline...

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Without much hype: General VK Singh’s ultimate rescue mission in Iraq

As soon as Mosul was liberated, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh visited Iraq on 11th July 2017 on an ultimate mission to bring all 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country. Though VK Singh had to return back without any information, Iraqi forces committed him to find all the Indians as soon as possible...

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Egypt’s Cairo witnesses deadly clash of Police and island 'squatters' on Nile Island

A clash between Police and local residents in an island of Neil turned out violent on Sunday. Police went to evacuate and demolish buildings that had allegedly been constructed illegally. A person was killed rather say was allegedly shot by Police. The police force withdrew from the Al-Waraq Island. The action of evacuation is adjourned until further notice local media reported. 16 residents and 11 policemen, including Deputy Director of the Giza Investigation Bureau, General Reda Al-Omda, were injured ..

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Indian RAW targeting CPEC via Afghanistan: Pakistan alleges

A senior Pakistan army officer has accused India's Research and Analysis Wing of targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via Afghanistan. He said this while addressing the passing out ceremony at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi. "We are aware of the enemies' designs to hamper CPEC," Pakistan's Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, said, adding that peace in Afghanistan is fundamental to peace in Pakistan...

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Sundar Gurjar rose up like Phoenix bagging Gold at World Para Athletics Championships

The eighth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships in London gifted India news of success on the very first day. On the opening night of World Para Athletics athlete, Sundar Gurjar bagged the gold medal in the javelin throw. The athlete rose like a phoenix as he was was not allowed to compete at Rio as he turned up late for his event. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m...

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Myanmar is a key pillar of India’s “Act East” Policy: PM Modi

Whereas Myanmar is a very important neighboring country of India, it has not received enough attention from previous governments. After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving more attention to the north eastern part of country and important neighbors. On Friday, The Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services, Sr Gen U Min Aung Hliang briefed Prime Minister Modi on Friday about bilateral defense and security cooperation. ..

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UN considers putting new peacekeeping base in South Sudan’s troubled Yei region

Juba, July 14: South Sudan is going through nightmare. The stories of rape, killings and abductions have become familiar in cities of South Sudan. The United Nations says it is considering opening a peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region. Since civil war broke out in 2013, it was first time such expansion would be carried out. This civil war has killed tens of thousands. "I can see the prosperity that was once here," the peacekeeping mission’s chief, David Shearer, told residents ..

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Russia ready to have constructive cooperation with the Council of Europe

Russia and EU relation is worsening day by day due to Ukraine issue. Moscow decided to suspend its contribution to the Council of Europe’s budget. But still, amid this adverse situation, Moscow has agreed to have the constructive dialogue with the Council of Europe. Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee chairman Leonid Slutsky told local media on Thursday...

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China to downsize army by more than half but strengthen navy: Chinese Media

In a first, China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong military, the world’s largest, to under one million. This will be the biggest troop reduction in its history as part of its structural reform process. The numbers of other services, including navy and missile forces will be increased...

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Russia criticizes Ukraine for change in the rules of entry to Ukraine for Russian citizens

As Ukrainian media reported, Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council proposed new border crossing formalities for foreigners – by biometric passports. Based on that information, Russian Foreign Ministry has commented that Ukraine wants to prevent normal human and family communications between citizens of Russia and Ukraine. Russia has emphasized that Ukraine wants to create a fence with a new 'Berlin Wall'...

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Qatar agrees to take stringent action against terrorism funding; signs agreement with US

With an aim to bring halt in Gulf crisis, Qatar finally agreed to take stringent action to stop funding of terrorism, a demand which is being made by the four boycotting Arab nations. Notably, the United States and isolated Qatar on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the steps to be taken by Doha to stop funding of terrorism...

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Uganda to get additional $62.7 Million US help for refugee operation

The ongoing conflict in some countries of North and Central Africa has helped the rise of a number of refugees worldwide. They live in a pathetic situation without minimum basic necessities. To provide life-saving assistance to the refugees in Uganda, US have pledged nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance...

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General VK Singh reaches Iraq to rescue 39 Indian hostages

As soon as the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul from Islamic State terrorist group, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh embarked for Baghdad to bring 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country...

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US Prez Trump hails Iraq's victory over IS in Mosul; vows to seek total destruction of terrorism

The United States President Donald Trump on Monday hailed victory over the Islamic State terror group in Mosul and congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iraqis and Iraqi security forces too...

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Qatar decides to counter Arab countries over blockade; seeks compensation

Amidst Gulf crisis, Qatar has announced to seek compensation for damages from Arab blockade. Notably, Qatar's attorney general, Ali bin Fetais Al-Marri said that the government is forming a committee to pursue compensation for damages stemming from its isolation by four Arab countries...

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Russia seems to face prolonged US-EU sanction due to Ukraine issue

Due to Ukraine Crisis, EU and US posed a sanction on Russia. This anti-Russia sanction degraded the US-Russia relation since then. Though after Trump Putin meet it was expected that the relation may advance but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has clearly stated that sanctions on Russia will remain in place until the conflict in Eastern Ukraine is settled...

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7000 Syrians who “will not create a security problem” to be granted Turkish citizenship

Ankara, July 10: The civil war in Syria has made the life of local people unbearable there. The daily bloodshed has brought everyday terror for the people over there. They now want to migrate for a better shelter in neighbor states, including Turkey. Now Turkey has decided to grant citizenship to a total of 7,000 highly qualified Syrians. Turkey has been working on this for several months. The preparatory work on the issue was completed two weeks ago. The executive order regarding this was presented ..

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To improve connectivity, India and Bangladesh will construct a bridge over Mizoram border

With an aim to facilitate trade and improve communication between India and Bangladesh, the two neighbours have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui River informed official on Saturday...

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Gaza in darkness; Egypt cuts down fuel supply due to lack of payment

The ongoing conflict between Hamas group in Gaza and Palestinian Authority is leading to more trouble of the civilians in the Gaza strip. Electricity is already a problem in the area. Two hours electric per day is the only source of power there. Making the situation worse, Egypt has cut down fuel delivery to Gaza due to lack of payment...

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WCC appeals to G20 leaders to lead fight against hunger in Africa

A global Christian organisation has appealed to the G20 nations to to take action to overcome hunger and sustain justice in the Horn of Africa...

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Myanmar considers change to law seen as violating free speech: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar has often been blamed for violation of human rights. From Rohingya issue to violation of free speech- the country has been in controversy always. In last month, 3 journalists covering an event organized by an ethnic minority rebel group were detained by the military. Though Myanmar has elected their first democratic government but still the freedom of media is still under question. Hence Myanmar is considering amendments to a law regarding this...

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France plans to ban sale of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040 under Paris Climate Accord

Seeing to the hazardous consequences of pollution, France has announced to end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. Notably, air pollution is caused due to the release of chemicals and particulates into the atmosphere due to which has affected both human and animals equally...

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Russia gets back at US with the claim of interference in Russia's domestic policy

Moscow, July 7: The controversy of Russia meddling in last US election was mounting in recent months. Yesterday US President Donuld Trump has said he did not exclude a possibility of Russia's intervention in the American election. However, other countries could do it too, and no one knows for certain what really happened, he added. Based on these allegations, Russia backfired US on Thursday. Official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova spoke about ..

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Modi's meeting with Indian diaspora in Israel creates history

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the Indian diaspora inTel Aviv created a sort of history on many counts. People started pouring in from all over Israel...

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US honestly ready to work with Russia to resolve Syria conflict, US Secretary of State says

Washington, July 6: This G-20summit is going to be very important for US-Russia relationship. Moscow and Washington both expects a Trump-Putin talk on the sidelines ofG-20Summit. Both the parties, many diplomats emphasized on a better US-Russia relation to resolve important internal conflicts. For the Syria crisis, Russia-US talk is more than important. To stabilize the Syria situation, the US has expressed its honest will to work with Russia to establish no-fly zones. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ..

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Chinese experts to visit Pakistan for finalizing investment in CPEC

So called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese. Now, A team of Chinese experts will arrive in Pakistan in a few days to shape up their country's investment plans for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of CPEC...

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We respect sentiments on Kailash yatra, willing to discuss about alternative routes: China

China said that it is willing to discuss with India possibility of alternative arrangements for official Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash and Mansarovar via Nathu La Pass. The Chinese Embassy in India has said that the entry of pilgrims was halted for their safety...

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe leaves for European 6-nation tour to promote free trade

Rising protectionism in International trade is bothering Japan. In last Japan – EU talk Japan could not secure the deal of free trade before G-20 summit. Japan PM Shinzo Abe has left for a week long Europe tour to promote free trade with the European Union and attend the G-20 summit in Germany. On Thursday, he will first halt in Belgium. Abe is scheduled to meet North Atlantic Treaty Organization there...

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#GroundBreakingVisit: Modi arrives to a red carpet welcome in Israel

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to a tumultuous welcome here on his three-day maiden Israel visit as Prime Minister. He was received at the Ben Gurion Airport by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his team on Tuesday evening...

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Qatar facing social crisis due to boycott

With the boycott of Qatar by the surrounding Muslim countries, a social crisis is visible in this tiny nation in the Middle East. ..

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5th International meeting on Syria Crisis begins

It has been six long years Syria is facing an inhumane crisis. The civil war has taken away than 250,000 Syrian lives. Millions of local have been compelled to relocate during the civil war. Recently Russia, Iran and Turkey have signed a Mou on creating de-escalation zones in Syria. Russia- US conflict is also mounting regarding Syria issue. Keeping all the issues as high on discussable agenda, fifth international meeting on Syria in Astana has started on Tuesday. A session of a joint working group ..

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