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US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump’s Syria pullout

Sunday, 23 December 2018 14:56
A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group has quit over President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria, reports say. Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to…

UN condemns twin blasts in Somalia

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:42
The UN top envoy in Somalia has condemned the twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. According to officials, 15 people were killed on Saturday when suicide car bombs exploded near Somali National Theatre in the vicinity of the presidential…

Italian consulate ‘to reopen’ in Libya’s Benghazi

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:42
Italy will reopen its consulate in the eastern Libyan port city of Benghazi, which has been closed since 2013, Adnkronos has learned from sources. The decision to reopen the consulate follows a visit to Rome by Libya’s powerful eastern military…

2 arrested over UK’s Gatwick Airport drone chaos

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:41
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a string of drone sightings which brought UK’s Gatwick Airport to a standstill for three days. The arrests came as passengers braced for further disruption on Saturday while the…

5 countries join US in blaming China for APT10 hacking spree

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:40
Five countries – Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK – have joined the US in accusing China of stealing trade secrets of major companies around the world through its support of a hacker group known as Advanced Persistent…

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban

Saturday, 22 December 2018 10:01
The US Supreme Court has rejected a request from the Donald Trump administration to begin enforcing a ban on asylum for immigrants who illegally cross the US-Mexico border. The narrow 5-4 ruling on Friday, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding…

Afghanistan releases Haqqani network chief’s brother, 8 others: Report

Friday, 21 December 2018 09:11
The Afghan government has released nine members of the Haqqani network, including the younger brother of the group’s current leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, under President Ashraf Ghani’s “Road Map” for peace in the war-torn country, Pakistan’s Geo News reported on Thursday.…

Lion Air crash: Search for cockpit voice recorder resumes

Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:26
A ship equipped with sophisticated technology resumed search for the cockpit voice recorder and the remains of victims who were aboard a Lion Air plane that crashed last month in Indonesia, officials said here on Thursday. At least 189 people,…

US cannot influence Iranian ties with neighbours: Rouhani

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:25
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Washington cannot dictate its policies on regional countries for their relations with Iran. Rouhani made the remarks at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport before leaving for Turkey, Xinhua news agency reported. He said the…

Obama dons Santa hat to cheer sick kids

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:24
Former Us President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Medical Center here, bringing with him a sack of presents for the young patients. The 44th President was given a rock star’s entrance as he entered the…