Thursday, 28 May 2020

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Priti Patel resigns over secret meeting in Israel

Priti Patel has quit the Cabinet over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures and acknowledged that her actions “fell below the high standards” expected. Her decision to resign as International Development Secretary came after being summoned back from an official visit to Africa for a showdown with Theresa May ...

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Angry wife gets Doha-Bali flight diverted to India

NEW DELHI: An inebriated woman passenger created such a ruckus on Qatar Airways’ Doha-Bali flight that the plane had to be diverted to Chennai. According to sources, the Iranian lady reportedly unlocked her sleeping husband’s mobile phone by putting his finger on its scanner and then she realized that he ...

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Labour calls for probe into Priti Patel meetings in Israel

LONDON: Theresa May is under pressure to launch an investigation into one of her Cabinet ministers for failing to disclose meetings with top Israeli officials. Labour accused International Development Secretary Priti Patel of committing four “serious breaches” of the ministerial code over her trip to the Middle East in August. ...

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NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

NATO wants full cooperation from Pakistan, says secretary general BRUSSELS: NATO will boost its training mission in Afghanistan by around 3,000 troops, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as Kabul reeled from the latest deadly attack on civilians. The overall size of NATO s training and support mission in the unrest-hit country ...

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Iran, Pakistan share border of peace and friendship

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran agreed upon several measures to improve border control and security on Tuesday. The steps were announced after Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa met Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, on the ...

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Shock as sacked ex-minister Carl Sargeant found dead

FLINTSHIRE: Shock has engulfed Welsh politics after a Labour AM and former Assembly minister was found dead just days after he was sacked from the cabinet. Last week Carl Sargeant was sacked as the Welsh Government’s communities and children secretary and suspended from the Labour Party after it emerged allegations ...

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Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan takes leave amid rape allegations

LONDON: Oxford University says prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence as the Paris prosecutor’s office investigates allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. The university says in a statement Tuesday that the leave was the result of mutual agreement. Ramadan categorically denies any wrongdoing. ...

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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

PARIS: The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal when it was ...

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5 killed as IS gunmen attack Kabul TV station

KABUL: At least five people were killed and 21 others wounded in a terrorist attack against a local TV channel station in Kabul on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident occurred in the morning after two terrorists attacked Shamshad TV, a private Pashto language channel, in Chaman-e-Huzuri neighborhood, a security source ...

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