Washington, Sep 19 The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards unit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid strained ties between the two countries, authorities said. Monday’s move would block a deal by New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer to sell $1.2 million worth of arms to the unit behind the May 16 assault […]

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Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for a volcano in Bali following increased activity, a senior official said here on Tuesday. The official from the National Volcanology Agency said the alert level of Gunung Agung volcano located in Karang Asem district was raised to the second highest level on Monday night. “We raised the […]

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Officials say a collision between a city bus and a tour bus at a Queens intersection has left one person dead and seven others severely injured. The Fire Department of New York says 10 other people have also received medical treatment following the collision at about 6:15 am today at an intersection in the Flushing […]

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Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh […]

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London, Sep 18 (IANS) The British police on Monday named one of the two suspects arrested in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 30 people injured. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Syrian refugee Yahyah Farroukh. His arrest took place at midnight Saturday outside a fried chicken shop in […]

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New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the United States potential withdrawal from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran would constitute a clear non-performance of contractual obligations by Washington. Speaking at a meeting of Iranian expatriates in New York, where he is to attend the 72nd session of the UN […]

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Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) The Afghan government has launched a plan to expand the cultivation of saffron next year, in the latest move to boost the domestic economy in the militancy-hit country, authorities said on Monday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock will take measures to expand saffron cultivated areas to 3,000 hectares across […]

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Dubai, Sep 16 (IANS) Dubai will implement the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project valued at 14.2 billion dirhams ($3.87 billion), UAE daily Gulfnews reported on Saturday. The CSP project will be implemented by Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa). And the largest single-site project will generate 700 megawatts (MW) of power when it […]

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Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government on Saturday announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar as it began a vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh refugee children facing challenges of food, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation. The Army and aid agencies will build 14,000 shelters, each housing […]

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