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Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

No military solution to conflict in Libya: UN

The United Nations envoy to Libya says “there is no military solution” to the conflict in the North African country where rivals fail to “win a war”. Bernardino Leon said on Tuesday that many of the competing factions in the country were “strong enough to go to war, not strong enough to win a war.” Leon ...

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Over 200 Schools close as MERS spreads in S Korea

More than 200 schools in South Korea have been suspended to prevent the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection among young students, officials said. Since June 3, 209 schools have suspended or closed classes nationwide due to fears that students might be infected with the MERS, Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs ...

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300 ISIL militants killed in west of Ramadi

At least 300 members of the Takfiri ISIL group have reportedly been killed in an airstrike by the Iraqi Air Force targeting the positions of the terrorist group in the western province of al-Anbar. “Preliminary estimates indicated the number of dead to be more than 300 terrorists” in the airstrikes ...

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Imran offers re-election to parties and ECP

ISLAMABAD: As the controversies surrounding last week’s local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deepen, the provincial ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is finding it difficult to respond in an effective manner. Perhaps this was why a visibly perturbed PTI chief offered on Tuesday to hold re-elections if the contesting political ...

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Modi govt plans 1965 war carnival

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rightwing Hindu nationalist government has ordered India’s armed forces to organise a ‘carnival’ to mark 50 years of a war with Pakistan in 1965, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The Kolkata-based paper said the three-week long event is set to reignite a debate on ...

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Iran sanctions can’t go on forever, Obama tells Israeli media

US President Barack Obama says anti-Iran sanctions cannot continue forever. In a Friday interview with Israel’s Channel 2 aired on Tuesday, Obama said Israel’s policies in the region are driven by “fear”. “I think Prime Minister Netanyahu is somebody who’s predisposed to think of security first; to think perhaps that peace ...

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces resignation

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced his intention to step down as head of the world’s governing body of football, amid a corruption scandal that involves several top FIFA officials. In a press conference held in FIFA’s headquarters in the Swiss city of Zurich on Tuesday, Blatter announced his intention to ...

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