JERUSALEM, Feb 23 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed the U.S. announcement that it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May as “a great day for the people of Israel”. “President Trump’s decision to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem on the coming Independence Day follows his […]

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Ankara, Feb 24 : Turkey today described as “extremely worrying” the US move to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. Yesterday’s announcement by Washington to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city follows US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem […]

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NOUAKCHOTT, Feb 24 : A Malian militant group with links to al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in the West African country on Wednesday. The soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device near Mali’s border with Niger and Burkina Faso, an area […]

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Mogadishu, Feb 24 : Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the city’s main ambulance service said today. “We have seen at least 38 people dead,” said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential palace and a hotel. The first blast, followed by gunfire, […]

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Kabul, Feb 24 : At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan today, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country. In the biggest attack, Taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, […]

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Jakarta, Feb 24 : A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said today. The Indonesian woman’s family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village of Teluk Kuali in Jambi province earlier this […]

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Washington, Feb 24 : US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today reiterated their commitment to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific and affirmed the importance of expanding quadrilateral co-operation with India and Japan. Following their meeting, the White House said Trump and Turnbull “discussed ways to deepen trilateral cooperation with Japan […]

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Yangon, Feb 24 : Three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine’s state capital Sittwe early today morning, including at the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police said. “Three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. A police was injured but not seriously,” a senior officer said on the condition of […]

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Tehran, Feb 23 : Iran’s civil aviation organisation has grounded ATR planes belonging to Aseman Airlines after one of them crashed this week with 66 people on board, state television reported today. The measure is temporary as authorities investigate the cause of Sunday’s accident, which saw an ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service since 1993, crash […]

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