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US Senate rejects bid to limit Trump’s Iran war power

WASHINGTON: Republican senators have blocked a largely Democratic-led amendment that aimed to restrict President Donald Trump’s authority to militarily strike Iran without first obtaining congressional approval. During a voting session on Friday, the proposal by Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine and Tom Udall was rejected 50 to 40, but for the …

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Indian troops martyr four Kashmiris in IoK’s Shopian district

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their latest act of state terrorism, martyred four Kashmiri youth in Shopian district of occupied Kashmir on Sunday, Kashmir Media Service reported. The youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation at Daramdora in Keegam area of the district. The occupying troops have suspended internet …

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India denies US report on attacks on minority Muslims

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, India’s foreign ministry issued a stiff …

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US to hit Iran with ‘major’ new sanctions on Monday: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States would impose “major” new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic’s new “best friend” if they were to renounce nuclear arms. Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared …

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Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

TOKYO: A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings. The magnitude 6.4 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), lasted for as long as 20 seconds and damage included a …

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Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain’s top job

  LONDON:  Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson took a step closer to becoming Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest on a firm promise to leave the European Union by Oct. 31. Johnson, the face of the official Brexit campaign …

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