Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Iran’s Ahmadinejad calls for immediate free elections


TEHRAN: Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections in a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The call, from a man whose name is synonymous with the bloody repression of mass protests against his controversial 2009 re-election, marked a new ...

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Sunderland

Prince William - Kate Middleton

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in Sunderland today where they took in the city’s vibrant arts scene and state-of-the art engineering. William and Kate officially opened the Fire Station, which was transformed into the city’s £3.5 million pounds new music and arts hub. Chatting to a ...

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Iran, Spain pledge cooperation on solving Mideast issues

Iran Spain

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian official has underlined the need for global cooperation to tackle the conflicts gripping the Middle East, stressing that people in the region should determine their own future free from any foreign meddling. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed ...

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Suicide attack at Montenegro US embassy

US Embassy in Montenegro

PODGORICA: An attacker has hurled an explosive device at the US embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica and then killed himself with another bomb, the Montenegrin government says. Both devices were probably hand grenades, the first thrown into the embassy yard and the second, which killed the attacker, in the ...

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Measles cases soar across Europe, WHO urges greater immunization

Measles cases soar across Europe

PARIS: Europe saw a 400-percent increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to the previous year, affecting more than 21,000 people and causing 35 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s regional office for Europe said in a press release. The spike included large outbreaks, meaning 100 or more cases, in ...

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Pakistan avoids terrorism financing watch list for 3 months


LONDON: Hectic diplomatic maneuvering in Europe and the Middle East has saved Pakistan from being put on a terrorism financing watch list by a global money-laundering watchdog, officials in Islamabad said on Wednesday. The U.S. and some of its European allies – Britain, Germany and France – had sought to ...

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Pakistan’s top court rules against disqualified PM


KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced the verdict on Election Act 2017 earlier on Wednesday and has declared that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ineligible to head the PML-N, his own political party. The Supreme Court ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of ...

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

Mike Pence

PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in ...

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Woman fined by court in UK following ‘ambulance crew abuse’

Woman fined by court in UK following

STANTFORDSHIRE: A woman has been fined in the UK after an incident in which paramedics were subjected to verbal abuse and an ‘abusive note’ was left on their ambulance. The incident happened in an area of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, when the ambulance crew responded to a 999 call relating to ...

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