Bangkok, Sep 27 : Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last month, was on Wednesday found guilty of dereliction of duty over a controversial rice subsidy scheme and sentenced to five years in prison in absentia. The Supreme Court convicted her of mishandling the scheme which allegedly cost Thailand at least […]

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Riyadh, Sep 27 : Overjoyed Saudi women celebrated on Wednesday after King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a historic decree allowing them to drive in the Kingdom. The decree is slated to take effect from June 2018. The announcement was reported late Tuesday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency and state TV. Praise for […]

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Islamabad, Sep 27 : With the population of elderly people in the country growing fast, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing alarmingly with around two million Pakistanis suffering from the preventable condition and their numbers continue to mount, health experts have warned. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and […]

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Riyadh, Sep 27 : Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom. The decision has overturned a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom, the New York Times reported. However, the change […]

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Rome, Sep 26 (IANS/AKI) Security agencies have for too long underestimated the perils posed by jihadist terrorists who use the internet to recruit, Italy’s Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said, urging countries to regain lost ground. “The ability to narrate hatred and violence is highly developed,” Pinotti said on Monday in an address to a cyber […]

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Tehran hailed Saturday’s launch of 1,250-mile range Khoramshahr that could reach Israel, but sources now say video was recycled footage US officials have reportedly said that Iran’s claim it tested a ballistic missile over the weekend that could reach Israel was a lie, and a video of the launch was in fact recycled footage of […]

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Reports this month have indicated the island kingdom of Bahrain will soon take steps to normalize ties with Israel, ending seven decades of a diplomatic boycott of the Jewish state. And some experts who spoke with The Times of Israel say they have noticed a tendency in recent years for Bahrain to speak publicly about […]

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Aide to Iran’s supreme leader also claims independence vote in Iraqi Kurdistan a plan hatched by Jerusalem to fuel violence following IS defeat Senior Iranian officials claimed Tuesday the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan a day earlier was a “plot” orchestrated by Israel and the United States. “The Zionist regime and the world arrogance [US] […]

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Policeman Solomon Gavriyah of Be’er Yaakov, Youssef Ottman of Abu Ghosh, and local man Or Arish were checking Palestinian laborers when terrorist opened fire The three Israelis killed in a terror attack at the Har Adar settlement Tuesday were named as border policeman Solomon Gavriyah, 20, and civilian security guards Youssef Ottman, 25, from Abu […]

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