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US senator under pressure by Israeli groups over Iran agreement

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has come under intense pressure by Israeli groups in the United States to vote against the conclusion of Iran nuclear negotiations in Congress. More than 10,000 phone calls, organized by one group, flooded the office line of the New York senator during the past two weeks ...

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UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A United Nations peacekeeper has been shot dead in the Central African Republic (CAR) during a firefight with gunmen. The incident happened in the capital Bangui on Sunday, a UN peacekeeper in the conflict-ridden country told AFP. “As the (UN) blue helmets approached the area, they were targeted by armed individuals and ...

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Russia unveils armored multipurpose battlefield robot

Russian scientists are developing an AI-capable armored robotic platform, which is utilizable in battlefield, nuclear fallout, and extreme arctic environments. URP-01G, a crawling traction robotic system, was designed by Russia’s Systemprom Concern and is scheduled for factory tests by the end of the year, RT reported on Sunday. The system ...

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Monsoon rains kill over 100 in India

NEW DELHI: Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, India’s Home Ministry said on Sunday. A cyclone struck the worst-hit state of West Bengal, where 48 people have ...

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UAE to try 41 accused of plotting to topple govt

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates would put on trial 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up a ‘caliphate’ in the Gulf state, prosecutors said on Sunday. Such mass trials on terrorism charges are rare in the UAE which has largely been spared the militancy ...

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Israeli forces clash with Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces have engaged in heavy clashes with Palestinians in the city of Jenin in the north of the occupied West Bank.   The clashes erupted after Israeli soldiers stormed Palestinian houses in Ya’bad town in Jenin on Monday morning. According to reports, the Israeli troops fired tear gas and tossed ...

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