Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: US

Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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JFK assassination documents released, but sensitive documents blocked

  WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of “sensitive” files about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The US President approved the release of 2,800 other files related to the 1963 killing but has placed the other records under a six-month review after appeals from the ...

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Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

SYDNEY: A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to US rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” in a television commercial to help win a national election. The track played during the National Party’s successful 2014 election campaign and ...

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Poker legend loses battle over £7.7m winnings from London casino

LONDON: US poker legend Phil Ivey has lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against Genting Casino, relating to a £7.7 million ‘edge sorting – Punto Barco’ dispute at London’s Crockfords Mayfair Casino. Ivey representatives wished to overturn a 2014 UK Civil Court ruling against the poker player, which deemed that ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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North Korea: Nuclear war may break out any moment

PYONGYANG: North Korea told other countries on Monday to avoid participating in military action with the U.S. to avoid retaliation and warned that a “nuclear war may break any moment.” The threat was issued at the United Nations where North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong prepared remarks for ...

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Death toll rises to 231 in Somalia bombing

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president declared three days of mourning Sunday as the death toll from a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu rose to more than 230, making the attack the most deadly in the besieged East African nation’s history. “Terror won’t win,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known popularly as Farmajo, said after donationg ...

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