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Spielberg, Streisand to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Movie mogul Steven Spielberg, singer-director Barbra Streisand, and songwriter James Taylor are among the 17 people to be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Monday. “I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation s highest civilian honor,” President Barack Obama ...

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Yasir out as Pakistan bat in 3rd ODI against England

SHARJAH: Pakistan was forced to leave out leg-spinner Yasir Shah as they won the toss and opted to bat in the third day-night international against England in Sharjah on Tuesday. Shah suffered knee problem and was replaced by left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar as the only change in the side which ...

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CIA chief expects more IS attacks in ‘pipeline’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – CIA director John Brennan warned Monday that the attacks in Paris were likely not a “one off event” and that he expects the Islamic State group has more operations in the pipeline. “Security and intelligence services right now are working feverishly to see what else they can ...

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Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters kill dozens of Saudi forces

Dozens of Saudi troops have been killed in an ambush by Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters at the al-Omari camp north of the Bab al-Mandeb Strait off Yemen’s coast. According to Yemeni media reports, a senior Saudi commander was also killed in the retaliatory attack on Monday. A large number of Saudi forces were injured ...

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Rouhani talks to Hollande, stresses unity against terror

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, stressing unity against terrorism in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the French capital of Paris. The telephone conversation was held on Tuesday, according to President Rouhani’s Twitter account.   On November 13, ...

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Yemen president returns to Aden from Saudi exile

ADEN: Yemen’s president returned to Aden on Tuesday from exile in Saudi Arabia, a day after a military offensive was launched against Iran-backed Houthi rebels, a presidential source said. After landing in the provisional capital, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi went straight to the palace to “supervise” the offensive, which is aimed ...

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