Thursday, 28 January 2021

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Iran holds military drill in Sea of Oman, Indian Ocean

TEHRAN: Iran’s armed forces began a large-scale military exercise in the southern waters of the country amid unprecedented escalation of tensions with the US. The three-day military drill, dubbed Zulfiqar-99, involves Iran’s army, navy, air force and air defense force and many newly developed weapons. The massive drill is being conducted over ...

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Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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India reports record daily jump of 95,735 coronavirus cases

BENGALURU: India reported record jumps in new coronavirus infections and deaths on Thursday, taking its tally of cases past 4.4 million, health ministry figures showed. In the last 24 hours, 95,735 new infections were detected, with 1,172 deaths accounting for the highest single-day mortality figures in more than a month, ...

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England tightens virus rules as cases mount

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tightening of rules on social gatherings amid concern at rising infection rates, particularly among young people. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. ...

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Pakistani women raped, robbed of valuables on motorway

LAHORE: A mother of two children was looted and raped at gunpoint on motorway near Gujjar Pura area of the Pakistani Punjab metropolis. The woman was reportedly travelling in a car along with her two children when it developed some fault near Gujjar Pura. Some unknown accused overpowered her when ...

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UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: British police arrested a 27-year-old man early Monday on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder following a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in the central England city of Birmingham over the weekend. West Midlands Police said the suspect remains in custody after being ...

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Typhoon Haishen heads to Korea after hammering Japan

SOUL/TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen has approached South Korea after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, was headed north toward South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, South Korea’s weather agency said. ...

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Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles ‘a good idea’

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a “good idea” to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran. Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to ease chronic shortages, ...

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Alexei Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

BERLIN: Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia. A convoy including two yellow ambulances brought Navalny from Berlin’s Tegel airport to the renowned ...

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Somali pirates hijacked Panama-flagged ship

MOGADISHU: Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship, a regional official told, the first successful hijack since 2017. The ship was traveling from the United Arab Emirates to Mogadishu port when it appeared to develop mechanical problems. said Musse Salah, the governor of Gardafu region in the semi-autonomous northern region ...

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