Monday, 6 July 2020

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Iran’s former president Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest

TEHRAN: The Iranian regime headed by Ali Khamenei has reportedly arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Shiraz city for inciting unrest and more demonstrations following statements he made earlier in Bushehr. Authorities are now seeking to place Ahmadinejad under house arrest with Khamenei’s approval. During a visit to Bushehr city ...

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Macron pursues ambitious agenda on first official China visit

PARIS: In Mandarin, Emmanuel Macron´s name is rendered “Makelong”, or “the horse vanquishes the dragon” – an encouraging image for the French president as he heads to China on Sunday hoping to forge closer ties with President Xi Jinping. During the three-day trip which begins Monday, Macron plans to seek ...

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Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

WEST BANK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the closure of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, days after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut Palestinian aid. Israel has long viewed the UN agency, known as UNRWA, as biased against it, an allegation the agency ...

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Merkel Begins Make-or-Break Government Talks With Stability Plea

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to tackle “enormous” tasks ahead as she began make-or-break talks to renew her alliance with the Social Democrats and open the door to a fourth term. More than three months of post-election stalemate in Europe’s biggest economy are focusing minds ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife. Mr Khan says the four deaths resulting from stabbings over New Year have reinforced his “determination to rid London’s streets of ...

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Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest

RIYADH: Saudi officials have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest against the kingdom’s austerity measures. The princes, who gathered in the historical Palace of Government area in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, were demonstrating against a government decision to suspend payment of their utility bills, Sabq said. Upon arrest, ...

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US lawmakers apprised of Donald Trump’s mental health

WASHINGTON: A professor of psychiatry at Yale University gave a briefing to a dozen lawmakers from the House and Senate, who are concerned about their President Donald Trump’s mental fitness to be president of the United States of America, reported US media. The briefing by Dr. Bandy Lee – the ...

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Alleged gay wedding in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Late Wednesday a video went viral where in a ceremony apparently two men were walking down the aisle with music in the background . The strict and conservative laws of Saudi Arabia show zero Tolerance for the LGBT community. According to Al Marsd this alleged ceremony took place in ...

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Two airplanes collide in Toronto, no casuality reported

TORONTO: Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said. Fire and emergency services responded to the collision between the two planes from ...

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Ireland churches suspend handshake to curb Australian flu

BELFAST: A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the “sign of peace” handshake in its masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu first seen in Australia in the southern hemisphere’s 2017 winter. At least 170,000 cases were confirmed at the end of the Australian winter, more ...

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