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CSIS Warned Of “Global Shock Waves” From Huawei’s CFO Arrest

TORONTO: Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents show. Released on Friday, the documents show the involvement ...

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Water politics heat up under worsening climate in Afghanistan

BAMIYAN: I n a good year, farmer and mother-of-four Zahra Tawakole can produce enough potatoes from her hectare of land in the small Afghan village of Raquel to get her family through to the next harvest. Over the past two decades, however, weather patterns have become more extreme, Tawakole said, ...

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Iranian warship hit by a friendly fire missile, 19 dead

TEHRAN: An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of ...

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Iran says it launched military satellite as Trump threatens ships

TEHRAN: Iran said it put its first military satellite into orbit Wednesday, making it an emerging “world power”, as the US issued new threats amid rising naval tensions in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps hailed the launch as a milestone, in the face of intense US pressure and ...

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Rouhani: IMF must fulfill its duties without bias against Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) must fulfill its duties toward all member countries, including Iran, without any bias. Rouhani made the remarks in a phone conversation with Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati on Thursday, during which the CBI official ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is still ready for nuclear talks on condition the United States first lifts “unlawful” sanctions. “If they are prepared to put aside the sanctions, we are ready to talk and negotiate, even at the level of heads of the 5+1 ...

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Iran rejects as ‘lies’ unrest death tolls given abroad

TEHRAN: Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday rejected as “utter lies” unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes. “I explicitly announce that the numbers and figures that are being given by hostile groups are utter lies and the statistics have serious differences ...

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Iraqi protesters torch Iranian consulate amid deadly protests

NAJAF: Iraqi protesters torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf on Wednesday in a dramatic escalation of anti-government demonstrations that have left more than 350 people dead. Tall flames and thick clouds of smoke rose from the entrance of the consulate in the southern city, AFP s ...

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