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Iran’s government warns against ‘illegal’ gatherings after protests

TEHRAN: Iran’s government warned citizens Saturday against holding “illegal” public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests which spread to a number of cities. The protests – described as the largest public display of discontent since the 2009 Green Movement in Iran – have emerged against a backdrop of ...

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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster. At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former IS fighters in Syria

MOSCOW: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, center on a U.S. military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing ...

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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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US hails UN budget cuts as ‘step in right direction’

UNITED NATIONS : The United States applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget , saying it was “a big step in right direction.” The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. The United States ...

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North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

The latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade, the country’s foreign ministry has said, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for ...

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Ex-US Marine’s planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

SAN FRANSCISCO: Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according ...

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Moscow ready to cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Russian foreign ministry

MOSCOW stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan , Russia’s Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with state news agency published on Saturday. Russia maintains contacts with U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells, said Zamir Kabulov, special representative to the Russian president on Afghanistan ...

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