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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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Swedish king speaks up for Kashmir

NEW DELHI: King Carl Gustaf of Sweden said in Mumbai that his country had been observing the situation in Jammu & Kashmir for years, and indicated that the mandate of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), of which it was a part, was too constrained ...

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Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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China warns US over Uighur bill, raising doubts over trade deal

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China warned that US legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war. Expectations of a quick deal had receded already, after US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday ...

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UK court orders British-Indian stolen car dealer to payback £1.4m

LONDON: British Indian Chirag Patel, who handled 19 high-value stolen vehicles and set up a rentals company, has been ordered to pay back over £1 million pounds after being convicted and jailed for eight years. Patel, 40, has to pay back £1,369,661.90 after being subject to a confiscation order under ...

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Thriller ‘Yeh Saali Aashiqui’ movie review

BOLLYWOOD: Ek hasina thi, ek deewana tha, went the song from the reincarnation revenge drama Karz (1980). In 2004, the movie Ek Hasina Thi flipped the characters and their motivations. This time, it was the woman who was the wronged one, seeking retribution against a malevolent male specimen in this ...

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New Zealand to crack down on foreign political donations

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban foreign donations to politicians and tighten disclosure rules for political advertising, the government said on Tuesday, as concerns over foreign interference intensify ahead of an election next year. The move follows warnings, including from the country’s intelligence agency, of the risk of foreign ...

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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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Trump blasts Macron ‘brain dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was “brain dead”. Trump is in London for a summit marking the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary. The US president said Nato served a great purpose, and Macron’s remarks had been “very ...

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