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Sheikh Zakzaky in dire health condition: report

ABUJA: The leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who has been held in detention since December 2015 following a deadly raid by the Nigerian army troops on his residence in the country’s northern Kaduna State is unwell, according to the announcement of his medical team. “Lead and cadmium levels …

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Heavy defeat for US, S. Arabia in G20 meeting

OSAKA: During this meeting in Osaka, Japan, Mohammed bin Salman tried his best to rally East Asian countries (for instance, Indonesia and South Korea) against Iran. The failure of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in achieving his anti-Iranian goals comes when Bin Salman relied on the other G20 members …

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US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

WASHINGTON: American forces in Afghanistan tied to the 82nd US Airborne Division will become the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones on their impending deployment to the war-torn country. Soldiers with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System in the spring and …

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Dutch queen criticized over meeting with Saudi prince

  AMSTERDAM: A United Nations official on Saturday joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Maxima over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka this week. U.N. rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Agnes Callamard told newspaper Algemeen Dagblad it …

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Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage

KABUL: Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the Islamists and U.S. negotiators were set to begin a seventh round of peace talks in Qatar. One U.S. official said the meeting was a “make-or-break moment” in efforts to …

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Trump and Xi agree to resume trade talks

OSAKA: US President Donald Trump said trade negotiations with China were “back on track” after “excellent” talks on Saturday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with Washington reportedly agreeing to hold off on new tariffs. The crunch talks on the damaging trade war between the world’s top two economies came …

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Ethiopia’s intelligence boss to lead military – PM’s office

NAIROBI: The head of Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service, Adem Mohammed, has been appointed chief of staff of the military, the prime minister’s office said on Friday. Six days ago the previous chief of staff was killed in Addis Ababa in an attack linked to a failed coup attempt …

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