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Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to deploy thousands of extra troops

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has announced the deployment of thousands of additional troops to “enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia”. US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says he has authorised the deployment of additional forces, including fighter jets and a defence system. He said it was in response to “threats in …

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France says suspends weapons sales to Turkey

PARIS: France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security. “In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has decided to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in …

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UK’s Johnson urges Erdogan to end conflict and enter dialogue

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that Britain had “grave concerns” about Turkey’s military action in northern Syria and urged the president to end the conflict and enter into dialogue. “He expressed the UK’s grave concern about Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria which he …

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US-China trade war remain unresolved despite partial truce

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has touted his partial, unsigned trade deal with China as a major achievement and the best deal US farmers have ever secured, but the grievances that led Washington and Beijing to impose massive tariffs on each other’s goods remain largely unresolved. “WOW, the Farmers really …

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At least three dead as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan with ‘unprecedented’ rain

TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Hagibis barrelled through Japan on Saturday, killing at least three people and lashing large parts of the country with “unprecedented” rain that caused floods, landslides and emergency disaster warnings. Around 7.3 million people were given non-compulsory evacuation orders, and more than 90 were injured, while 14 people …

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Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA: Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighboring foe Eritrea. Prime Minister Abiy was honored “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for …

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PM Imran, President Xi discuss bilateral relations

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations, the regional situation and other matters of mutual interest, Radio Pakistan reported. According to a Foreign Office (FO) press release, the meeting was followed by a luncheon banquet hosted by President Xi in …

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India takes first delivery in controversial Rafale jet deal

PARIS: India received Tuesday the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered from France in 2016 in a multi-billion-dollar deal that Paris hopes will unlock more sales despite being tainted by suspicion of corruption. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh joined his French counterpart Florence Parly for a ceremony at the Dassault …

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US curbs visas of Chinese officials, demands end to Uighur repression

WASHINGTON: The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials until Beijing ends its “repression” of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions. The one-two punch by President Donald Trump’s administration marks the most forceful attempt by a …

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Hong Kong: Face mask ban prompts thousands to protest

HONG KONG: Thousands have taken part in unplanned protests in Hong Kong after the territory’s government announced a face mask ban, which came into effect at midnight. Chief executive Carrie Lam invoked a colonial-era emergency law in a bid to quell months of anti-government unrest. The ban comes after an …

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